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September 24, 2009

…”start of work means an end to freedom, but also to doubt, intensity and wayward desires… How satisfying it is to be held in check by the assumptions of colleagues, instead of being forced to contemplate, in the loneliness of the early hours, all that one might have been, and now never will be.”

– Alain de Botton, The Pleasures & Sorrows of Work

A short commentary by him, here, on the perils of believing too strongly in the idea of love and work bringing happiness.

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