posted on Feb, 27 2019 @ 01:23 PM
Perhaps we have all asked the question, "is it worth it?" Humans are motivated by pain and pleasure- they try to avoid pain and procure pleasure.
However, sometimes they choose to go through pain in order to obtain a greater pleasure and sometimes they choose to forego pleasure in order to avoid
a greater pain. For example, cookies are very pleasurable to eat but some people choose not to partake so as to avoid the pain of cavities or an obese
body. To take another example, some people go through the pain of plastic surgery because they think the pleasure of a beautiful face outweighs the
Success in any large endeavor, such as getting fabulously rich and famous, getting an incredible body, creating a booming business, being wildly
fulfilled in life, etc., involves going through pain. It also involves delayment of gratification. It is easier and more immediately pleasurable to
plop your butt down and play a video game than it is to go to the gym five days a week for six months and get a great body. It's more immediately
pleasurable to eat a bunch of cookies than it is to eat a salad. So here is what I would like to discuss in this thread:
Does the pleasure of attaining a big goal outweigh the long-term pain it took to achieve it? Is it even worth setting big goals and striving to
achieve them? Does the real pleasure lie in the process of achieving the goal and not the achievement itself? Feel free to discuss any of the above or
anything related to the above but the essence of this whole thread is the question: "Is great success worth the pain and delayed gratification it
takes to achieve it?" I say it is.
edit on 27-2-2019 by limestone because: (no reason given)