“There ought to be behind the door of every happy, contented man
some one standing with a hammer continually reminding him with a
tap that there are unhappy people; that however happy he may be,
life will show him her laws sooner or later, trouble will come
for him — disease, poverty, losses, and no one will see or hear,
just as now he neither sees nor hears others.”

– Anton Chekhov, in “Gooseberries”.


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