But we both judge and condemn those who, blinded by the desire to soothe and corrupted by the flattery of present pleasures, fail to anticipate the pains and annoyances they will face;
And it’s simple to tell the difference between these two things. For when we have free time and the ability to choose.
But, at times, and sometimes owing to commitments or requirements of life, both pleasures and annoyances must be rejected. As a result, the intelligent man is constrained in his choice of those things, so that either by rejecting the pleasures, he might get larger ones, or by experiencing unpleasant pains, he can be driven back.