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change horses in midstream

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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
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change horses in midstream

  1. (idiomatic) To change plans or approaches at an inopportune time, such as when an effort is already underway, generally considered an inadvisable thing to do.

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