This quote seems to imply that “what culture taught us” is a false premise about happiness. I feel like that kind of argument would depend heavily upon agreed definition of pleasure.
For me life is about figuring out how to be happy. My life goal is to make it so that people who come into my life in some way are better off for it.
So my brother, Jon, is housesitting for some friends and they have three adorable dogs — a pit bull/beagle mix named Remy and two Alaskan sled dogs named Bigfoot and Tal. He tried to take some pictures of them to show people on Facebook. Tal struck a majestic pose
Remy obligingly made a goofy face
But Bigfoot is crazy and she wouldn’t hold still, so…
the picture of Bigfoot turned out all blurry. I guess it comes with the name.