A sufficient analysis will show that pleasure, in all cases, is but the contrast of pain.  Positive pleasure is but a mere idea. To be happy at any one point we must have suffered at the same.  Never to suffer would have been never to have been blessed.  But it has been shown that, in the inorganic life, pain cannot be; thus the necessity for the organic.  The pain of the primitive life of Earth, is the sole basis of the bliss of the ultimate life of Heaven…

- excerpt from “Mesmeric Revelation” by Edgar Allen Poe.

Such wisdom! Man oh man.

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