Maximize pleasure

The obvious reason to maximize pleasure is that, by definition, it feels good. But there’s more to it than that:

The way to maximize pleasure is not to maximize pleasure at every single moment. This would lead to a downward spiral into behaviors that have delayed costs. Instead:

  • Eliminate flow-stoppers
  • Create pleasurable rituals
  • Adopt a non-instrumental mindset
  • Connect new experiences to known sources of pleasure

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