Science: Dunlap Dilemma

Cast up the balance of your life. On one side of the ledger put all your past pleasures, all the hard-won triumphs and unexpected windfalls, all the satisfactions, material, mental, emotional. On the other side itemize every trouble, setback and sorrow, all the pain, frustration, deprivation and boredom. Now add up your columns and prepare to make an immediate choice of two alternatives:

1) To be totally annihilated.

2) To begin your life over again, live it up to the present exactly as it was lived before, without profiting by any experience of the first...

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