If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.
About the Author
Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, student of Socrates (c. 470–399 BCE), teacher of Aristotle (384–322 BCE) and author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence. He was the founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Born: 428/427 BCE, Athens, Greece Died: 348/347, Athens ) Profession: Philosopher Nationality: Greek