There is another side to hedonism
that is often ignored
, the minimization
, while there are times when one can look back upon
a past experience
the pleasure and relive it again.
always will haunt those with a conscious
If our pleasures are purely selfish, the accumulation of guilt can be
significant over time. This can certainly dampen daily pleasure.
Desire arising from pleasure is, other things being equal, stronger than
desire arising from pain.
--Baruch Spinoza, Ethics, Part 4, Proposition 18
Pleasure is not itself bad, but good. On the other hand, pain is in
--Baruch Spinoza, Ethics, Part 4, Proposition 41