Pain May Become Joy
WHEN pleasures become pain, we give them up. When we refuse to stop a certain thing, even though it is painful, it is because there is a purpose behind it. The tradesman's purpose is the making of money, and however painful it may become, he will not cease his trading. The politicians seek fame, and however painful it may become, he will not give up his political life. But when the so-called purpose is not our own gain, but some great good, then pain becomes pleasure, becomes power.