Intellectual addiction to suffering

Having long lost one’s Naiveté, some sophisticated minds would rather continue to suffer than become happy. For them, being happy is equivalent to being gullible or being a simpleton.

Instances

  • u/Interversity: “[getting] to a place with no stress ever […] sounds terrible in many ways
  • Addiction to suffering, which is deeper than the kind of intellectual addiction being referred to in this note.