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[43b] But answer me this, Protarchus, are we and all other living beings always conscious of everything that happens to us of our growth and all that sort of thing—or is the truth quite the reverse of that?

Quite the reverse, surely; for we are almost entirely unconscious of everything of that sort.

Then we were not right in saying just now that the fluctuations and changes cause pains and pleasures.

No, certainly not.

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