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Choose Enjoyment Over Pleasure

They’re two different things, and one will make you less happy over time.
April 13th, 2022

Author, columnist and Harvard professor Arthur Brooks writes that people use the terms “enjoyment” and “pleasure” interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.  “Pleasure happens to you; enjoyment is something that you create through your own effort.  Pleasure is the lightheadedness you get from a bit of grain alcohol; enjoyment is the satisfaction of a good wine, properly understood,” Brooks notes.  “Pleasure is addictive and animal; enjoyment is elective and human.”  He offers some great ideas and warns social media can make you enjoy your life less.

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