Discovery Fit & Health
It's better to seek contentment because pleasure doesn't last long. Enjoyment can be momentary but addictive, and when you come down from your high, you immediately start hunting for the next fun experience or product that promises you pleasure. Continuously seeking pleasure can get you trapped on what researcher Philip Brickman called the "hedonic treadmill." Brickman's work comparing the happiness levels of lottery winners with a group of paraplegics demonstrated that life-altering events barely affect people's well-being over a period of time. The innate ability to find contentment in life and to make the best of one's circumstances is a stronger indicator of long-term happiness.
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