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Fleeting Pleasures and Inexhaustible Sources of Joy

A natural question frequently asked about a multitude of pursuits and activities is whether or not they are worth the time, effort, cost, and inconvenience that often attend them. For example, is an overpriced college education at a typically ultra liberal, politically correct college worth the exorbitant cost and the massive debt students incur to earn academic degrees at institutions with low academic standards and grade inflation? Does the cost of attending a professional sporting event and paying $100 for a ticket, $50 for parking, and $25 for food equal the pleasure or satisfaction…

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