Watts on “Spoilers of the Present”

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“For the animal to be happy it is enough that this moment be enjoyable.  But man is hardly satisfied with this at all.  He is much more concerned to have enjoyable memories and expectations – especially the latter.  With these assured, he can put up with an extremely miserable present.  Without this assurance, he can be extremely miserable in the midst of immediate physical pleasure. … Continue reading