The subconscious (the It) loves pleasures most of all. Food is a pleasure, but if you start taking pleasure in weight loss, you will deceive the It, thus making him your assistant in your struggle against obesity.
Pleasures and entertainment are a very powerful source of pain. It's a drug. You get used to it and can't do without it. You feel incomplete without a drug and pain overwhelms you... Unbearable excruciating pain. But what's worse is that it's a real addiction. You need more and more... And where to get it??? You're already willing to give a lot and then everyting you have just to get a bit of it... And the awful thing is that even with what you have you still feel empty and full of pain... And there's nothing to be done....
Life resembles cross. The most important thing in it is stamina, especially in situations when day after day you have to go for hundreds of kilometers. Being worn out is the last thing you may need. The mode when you move without much tension, gladly admire the landscapes and have snacks in roadhouses will be the best choice.
Passive pleasures are also passivity, which means that they are suspicious, lazy, fearful, depressed, and procrastinating. Passive pleasures include television, the Internet, games, solace, sleep, and illusions.
The danger of being cloyed with pleasure is that the state of being cloyed demands doubling the amount of pleasures. And doubled or tripled amounts of pleasures are very expensive and extremely destructive for human bodies and souls.
Avoid being cloyed with anything. As the state of being cloyed is the enemy of pleasures and happiness. Be satisfied with little. For instance, be happy with a little slice or a piece.
To know when enough is enough is like to know God.
Working helps one get satisfaction by various means. Working is an original source of pleasure as it's possible to get pleasure right from the process of working or its results. But working also lets one earn money and get to secondary sources of pleasure - entertainment, fun or food. There are even tertiary sources of pleasure. You may buy sweets and share it with children and acting this good way will bring you real pleasure.
The problem of every joy is that it's easy to get used to it and become its slave. What's more, while being used in an intense way, any source of pleasure can become depleted and fade away. And a person who lost some particular joy, becomes very unhappy. On the other hand, harmonious alternation of pleasure sources can help to avoid addictions and save the source from being depleted.
We like people who managed to overcome their fears. And we look at them and think that if they managed to do it, than we can do it too... And this thought, this belief that any fear can be overcome makes us happy...
But we also like to see that someone didn't manage to overcome some fear and this fear finally destroyed that person. Yes, without any doubt, it proves we're right and wise. It's not for nothing how we find wisdom not to mess with our fears. We say- just look a that stupid one who once decided to defy his fears. And now he's smashed by them. Ha ha. – What a silly person... No doubt that we're smarter and more careful than that loser.
Humor, jokes and fun bring pleasure, of course. That's good. They are especially relevant when things are bad and they help to live in our complicated world.
But I've noticed that people who abuse it unnecessarily start to look like idiots for some reason. Idiotic joy, idiotic fun, constant idiotic jokes - these people are clearly at the last stage of degradation, they clearly need to change something in themselves.
I have noticed that true joy and pleasure is work and serving your dream. All other pleasures and joys are just masks hiding infernal pain. He who envies other people’s pleasures envies the flames of hell.