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[644c] what we meant by this. With your permission, I will make use of an illustration in the hope of explaining the matter.

Go ahead.

May we assume that each of us by himself is a single unit?


And that each possesses within himself two antagonistic and foolish counsellors, whom we call by the names of pleasure and pain?

That is so.

And that, besides these two, each man possesses opinions about the future, which go by the general name of “expectations”; and of these, that which precedes pain bears the special name of “fear,” and that which precedes pleasure the special name of “confidence”;

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