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Have you ever read Camus? I think you'd really like "The Plague", or "The Myth of Sisyphus".

Both deal in their own way with suffering and the "meaningless" of it.

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Dec 25, 2023Liked by Samuel Kronen

Hi Samuel,

I have been thinking about you this holiday season. Thank you so much for posting another essay. I am still digesting it but I wanted send you some wishes for a Merry Christmas and happy new year.

Sending lots of love to you.

Xoxo

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Dec 24, 2023Liked by Samuel Kronen

"The only thing that is certain is that suffering demands some type of reaction: The energy created by pain has to go somewhere, has to find some release. So while not all forms of suffering can be overcome, I believe it is only through suffering that human beings ever truly change." That's a profound truth, Samuel. I think all the wisest thinkers, past and present would agree with you, as in this passage from John Paul II: "Suffering seems to belong to man’s transcendence: it is one of those points in which man is in a certain sense ‘destined’ to go beyond himself, and he is called to this in a mysterious way.” --

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Dec 24, 2023Liked by Samuel Kronen

However things seem now, it at least appears that you are in a better place than last winter. Hoping for a peaceful Christmas and New Year.

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