Essay On Pursuit Of Pleasure

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The pursuit of pleasure is not the most important deciding factor in the decisions that I make and I do not believe it should be. I think that the pursuit of pleasure brings instant gratification which could lead to poor decisions and a habit of looking for an easy way out on unpleasant situations.
Getting what I want cannot always be a good thing. If I always seek the painless way out of any situation, I will lose discipline and will come to depend on instant gratification.
I believe human beings are not necessarily selfish and that we can be altruistic. I think that we are born as a “blank slate” and that our environment shapes who we are.
I am quite conflicted as both questions require more context to fully state my opinion.
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While I know that instant gratification is bad, I am attracted by the enjoyment that I can indulge in.
I think that the skill of knowledge is better than persuasiveness. With knowledge, one possesses the ability to understand and be an intellectual person. However, persuasiveness, as it can be useful, can be used against others in a cunning way like deceiving other people.
Always doing what is right, even though it might conflict with my desires, is more surely to lead to happiness. I believe in this way because brute forcing your way to what you desire might not always produce positive happiness, but instead create a sense of guilt or remorse from the actions taken, like cheating on a test.
Truth matters more to me than power and it should be. I think in this way because the ability to be honest is more valuable than gaining power. Also, power can be used to hurt other people and drive them away while truth can be used to form lasting relationships.
Might does not make right in my opinion. It has been often said along the lines that “winners get to write history”, but that does not necessarily mean that their evil deeds should be forgotten, forgiven or

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