Life the Pursuit of Pleasure

November 8, 2019

Also, I think we pursue pleasure in most of the choices we make, such as taking an umbrella when it is raining and we have to walk, so as not to feel the discomfort of getting our clothes wet and so on. In most of the cases, I and people in general are pursuing pleasure, by doing what we like and trying to avoid anything that gives us displeasure. Thus, although I cannot always target those pleasures that would be delightful, such as doing only what gives me immediate gratification, in one form or another, my life is governed by the pursuit of pleasure.

Many times, I feel the imperative desire of doing things in a certain order, thus prioritizing pleasure. Thus, as Freud observed, the pleasure principle, in its various forms governs the life of all human beings.

Works Cited

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Nicolay, Claire. “The Pursuit of Pleasure: Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London.” Criticism..