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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?

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

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

Protarchus
No, certainly not.


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