Everyone likes pleasure – who doesn’t like feeling good?
However, there is a distinction that needs to be made.
Short-term pleasure. And long-term pleasure.
Short-term pleasure is the video game, the hook-up, the candy, the act of laying in bed, etc. It may seem glamorous, but it isn’t.
Long-term gain is reading the book, the long-term committed relationship, the glass of water, the act of getting your clothes ready for the next morning, etc.
Life is full of opportunities for short-term pleasure and long-term pleasure.
By following long-term pleasure, you still feel pleasure – it is just satisfying to the core.