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    Default Should Pleasurable Activity Be Pursued Unlimited?

    Is it right or wrong for us as humans to pursue pleasure?

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    It can work if your outlook is very big picture and long term.
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    Why do you ask?

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    The pursuit of pleasure is one of the main drives besides the survival drive. That can make us become more than we currently are. The pursit of pleasure is what causes us to pursue more meaningful relationships as well as a better status in socity. If we did not pursue such things then the humanity would not be at the stage it is now. But that is not to say that sometimes the pursuit of pleasure can not be over indulged where it becomes more of a vice.

    But it depends on what you mean by pleasure. Sexual? or more broad of a definition?
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    Hedonism ftw

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    As much as I love to disagree with him, I'm gonna go with Aristotle on this one and say that we should pursue the good that is good unto itself. Or in other words, happiness. Pleasure is just a temporary means to that end. Whereas true happiness can be found in practicing moderation in all things, and having appreciation for what you have.

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    Oh, this again...

    Hedonism gets you into trouble.

    Buy creature comforts, you lose money.

    Eat tasty food, you get fat.

    Interact with others, you get taken advantage of.

    Smoke cigarettes, you get cancer.

    Curse out your boss, you get fired.

    Go on a killing spree, you get the needle (in most states).

    And with that last one, you are likely to make a big mark in history -- everyone remembers the killer, no one remembers the victim.

    As for happiness, money is the only stable way of finding happiness, because knowing you have it makes you feel secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    As much as I love to disagree with him, I'm gonna go with Aristotle on this one and say that we should pursue the good that is good unto itself. Or in other words, happiness. Pleasure is just a temporary means to that end. Whereas true happiness can be found in practicing moderation in all things, and having appreciation for what you have.
    Seconded.

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    Kind of a nebulous question, because people can derive pleasure in all sorts of different ways and what's pleasure to some isn't pleasure to another--at the very least, relative to my context of right and wrong, the kind of pleasure pursued needs to be described. To want pleasure isn't wrong, but that realization is sometimes no good.

    But yeah, Hedonism ftw =)
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    It's not either or. It's a continuum.

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