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The wise man, knowing how to enjoy achieved results without having constantly to replace them with others, finds in them an attachment to life in the hour of difficulty. But the man who has always pinned all his hopes on the future and lived with his eyes fixed upon it, has nothing in the past as a comfort against the present's afflictions, for the past was nothing to him but a series of hastily experienced stages. What blinded him to himself was his expectation always to find further on the happiness he had so far missed. Now he is stopped in his tracks; from now on nothing remains behind or ahead of him to fix his gaze upon.

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Émile Durkheim

David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. He formally established the academic discipline and, with Karl Marx and Max Weber, is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and father of sociology.

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    el sabio, sabiendo gozar los resultados obtenidos sin tener que reemplazarlos constantemente por otros, encuentra en ellos un apego a la vida en la hora de la dificultad. pero el hombre que siempre ha puesto todas sus esperanzas en el futuro y ha vivido con los ojos fijos en él, no tiene nada en el pasado como consuelo contra las aflicciones del presente, pues el pasado no era para él más que una serie de etapas vividas apresuradamente. lo que lo cegaba de sí mismo era su expectativa de encontrar siempre más allá de la felicidad que hasta ahora había perdido. ahora está detenido en seco; a partir de ahora no queda nada detrás ni delante de él para fijar la mirada.

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