Saturday, November 02, 2019

Pleasure and Happiness....

A lot of people equate the two

The reality is they are two different things:

Pleasure is short-lived, happiness is long-lived.

Pleasure is visceral, happiness is ethereal.

Pleasure is taking, happiness is giving.

Pleasure can be achieved with substances,
happiness cannot be achieved with substances.

Pleasure is experienced alone, happiness is
experienced in social groups.

The extremes of pleasure all lead to addiction,
yet there is no such thing as being addicted to
too much happiness.

Pleasure is dopamine, and happiness is
serotonin.

There's one thing that down regulates,
serotonin, dopamine. So the more
pleasure you seek, the more unhappy
you get.

Las Vegas, Madison Avenue, Wall Street,
Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C, have
very specifically and in a coordinated
fashion confused and conflated happiness
with the term pleasure, so that you can
buy happiness.

And in the process, we have become most
decidedly unhappy. (Dr. Robert Lustig)

1 comment:

Arif Naik said...

যাজাকাল্লাহ্খাইরান