2 thoughts on “Pleasure vs Enjoyment: Where Does Happiness Really Come From?

  • March 30, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Pleasure is not sufficient. A satisfying massage at spa, trying out food in a fancy restaurant, a day well spent are all about short lived pleasure. It can be experienced from objects, people and circumstances. It is easily forgotten. Sometimes, it is accompanied with other emotions like guilt and regret. It is a temporary fix and unreliable. It is unstable; one day it’s there, the next day it may not be.

    Pleasure is something that has been marketed to us. We use it to numb and distract ourselves from the problems we have. Ask someone who committed adultery and lost the family how his/her pursuit of pleasure turned out. Ask a man who is imprisoned for crimes whether pleasure ultimately made him happy.

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    • March 30, 2020 at 10:10 am

      Balasrinivasan,

      Very good points you make. Thanks for your insight.

      Best,
      Claire

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