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A Story of an Islamic Seduction of the Western Ego

"Man can indeed do what he wants but cannot will what he wants." - Schopenhauer If I am getting it right, Schopenhauer believes that we are driven by our ego. The ego is where our desire for our own pleasure and happiness comes from. It has little to do with compassion and love, both of which we are more than capable of accessing and, in doing so, inoculating ourselves from what he and Freud labeled as "the hedgehog's dilemma.
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