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“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain.”

—Aristotle
If you read this at first glance, you might think its stoic in nature and suggesting not to seek pleasure at all,

But the suggestion is avoidance of pain, not avoidance of pleasure.

How does one do that?

Aristotle is encapsulating the reality that for most people, their..
greatest obstacle is THEMSELVES.

We cause our own pains,

Wisdom is getting out of your way, and avoiding unnecessary obstacles

-That said, the path of least resistance can be a liar as well

But hey, its only quote. It cannot cover everything
I shared this because I read this in the 6th grade, and for whatever reason I distinctly remember NOT "getting" it at all

Didn't have the life experience for it to mean anything
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