Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. Joy is not the absence
You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for
the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards.
Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death
that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live. You, who have lost the
concept of the difference, you who claim that fear and joy are incentives of
equal power—and secretly add that fear is the more “practical”—you do not
wish to live, and only fear of death still holds you to the existence you have