For free time, when the choice is free for us to choose, and there is nothing that prevents us from doing what we like best. But we both accuse and deem them most worthy of just hatred, who, blinded by the desire to soothe the flattery of the present pleasures, and corrupted by the flattery of their present pleasures, do not foresee what pains and what troubles they will receive; And the distinction between these things is easy and easy. For in free time, when the choice of choosing is free for us, and when nothing prevents us from being able to do what is most pleasing, every pleasure must be taken up, and every pain avoided. In certain times, however, either the due obligations or the necessities of affairs will often come to pass as pleasures.
Great sorrows for those who do not know how pleasure follows reason. Moreover, there is no one who desires to obtain pain itself because pain is important, enhanced, but because times of such a nature do not occur so that by toil and pain he may seek some great pleasure. For, to the slightest degree, who of us undertakes any laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who will rightfully condemn him who wishes to be in that pleasure which is the result of no annoyance, or of him who shuns that pain by which no pleasure can be obtained? must be rejected and annoyances must not be accepted. Accordingly, the choice of those things is bound here by the wise man, that either by rejecting the pleasures he may obtain at other times greater, or by the enduring pains he may repel the more severe, every pleasure must be taken up, every pain must be avoided. But in certain times, and often due to obligations or necessities of life, it will happen that both pleasures must be repudiated and annoyances not accepted. Accordingly, the choice of those things is bound here by the wise man, so that either by rejecting him, he may obtain other greater pleasures, or enduring others.