Tag Archives: pleasure principle
Life Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Self-Mastery Requires Mindfulness
Revering Life Is Foundational to Character
Mastering Appetites and Desires
Mastering One’s Appetites: A Critical Character Challenge
People of good character have necessarily become the masters of their likes and dislikes and effective managers of their appetites. They know when to say “no” to themselves when there’s something titillating that they should probably stay away from and when to push themselves to do something even when it’s painful because it serves the greater cause of life and in the long run is helpful to their overall well-being.