Short-term vs. Long-term Happiness
Happiness is a tricky subject. Deceptive, even.
Short-term happiness is all around us. Ice cream. Casual sex. Just lazing about, doing nothing. But is this what happiness is all about?
Long-term happiness can also be quite deceptive; at first glance, it doesn’t appear to be happiness at all. Hard work. Minding what you eat. Going to bed on time. Exercising.
Now, I’m not saying we should only go for long-term happiness. Yes, hard work is important. But being a puritan does not work...