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Is Happiness Really Attainable Or Is It Just An Illusion?
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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. We live, after all, in a world where illusions are sacred and truth profane. Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.
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