Tuesday, March 27, 2012


CS Lewis from God in the Dock:

If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad. Imagine a set of people all living in the same building. Half of them think it is a hotel, the other half think it is a prison. Those who think it a hotel might regard it as quite intolerable, and those who thought it was a prison might decide that it was really surprisingly comfortable… The people who try to hold an optimistic view of this world would become pessimists: the people who hold a pretty stern view of it become optimistic.

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