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News Item 353. Mishlei 19-10 (Pleasure)

A new proverb was posted to the Mishlei section on Friday, December 8.

A key driving force in human behavior is the eagerness to experience pleasure. This

includes physical pleasure, emotional pleasure, and spiritual pleasure. A person’s

instinctive attitude is that pleasure is a good thing and the more pleasure he has, the


But Mishlei teaches us that not everything is as good as it sounds, even pleasure. The main point is that the value of pleasure in anyone’s life depends on the person. How well-prepared is he for pleasure? How will he react to it?