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    #1

    [...]otherwise one will never be able to take joy in simply doing things for the sake

    Something is weird in this sentence, isn't it?

    [...]otherwise one will never be able to take joy in simply doing things for the sake of doing them and not of being the best in them.

    I am not sure if the structure is correct. It sounds weird. Would it be better like as follow : ?

    [...]otherwise one will never be able to take joy in simply doing things for the sake of doing them rather than having to be the best in them".

    Besides as for the final part "not of being", I think the preposition "of" is anyway wrong.


    Thank you.
    Last edited by meraviglioso; 13-Nov-2015 at 22:02.

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    Re: [...]otherwise one will never be able to take joy in simply doing things for the

    I agree that it's a strange sentence and that yours is better. Where did you find the original?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: [...]otherwise one will never be able to take joy in simply doing things for the

    Thanks. The original one was written by a student of mine.

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