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[objective representation, or reframing] allows you to temper your emotional attachment to things

[objective representation, or reframing] allows you to temper your emotional attachment to things [objective representation, or reframing] allows you to temper your emotional attachment to things
Source: Spencer, Stanley (1891-1959) - Daphne Spencer
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When you have savouries and fine dishes set before you, you will gain an idea of their nature if you tell yourself that this is the corpse of a fish, and that the corpse of a bird or a pig; or again, that fine Falernian wine is merely grape-juice, and this purple robe some sheep’s wool dipped in the blood of a shellfish; and as for sexual intercourse, it is the friction of a piece of gut and, following a sort of convulsion, the expulsion of some mucus. Thoughts such as these reach through to the things themselves and strike to the heart of them, allowing us to see them as they truly are. So follow this practice throughout your life, and where things seem most worthy of your approval, lay them naked, and see how cheap they are, and strip them of the pretences of which they are so vain.

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