Friday, October 08, 2010

To Change: Look at and Love Something More Alluring

A person won't simply stop pursuing something without an object replacing the old one because it is too painful. Not only is their love for an object being chosen strong, but so is the feeling of pleasure that comes in the pursuit of it.

The most effectual way of withdrawing the mind from one object is not by turning it away upon desolate and unpeopled vacancy, but by presenting to it's regards another object still more alluring.
- Thomas Chalmers "The Explosive Power of a New Affection"
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