I guess "if it feels good do it" can now be mapped out neurologically. I loved this part:

"As we do with most powerful forces, however, we also want to regulate pleasure. In cultures around the world we find well-defined ideas and rules about pleasure that have persisted through­out history in any number of forms and variations:

Pleasure should be sought in moderation.

Pleasure must be earned.

Pleasure must be achieved naturally.

Pleasure is transitory.

The denial of pleasure can yield spiritual growth.

Our legal systems, our religions, our educational systems are all deeply concerned with controlling pleasure. We have created detailed rules and customs surrounding sex, drugs, food, alcohol, and even gambling. Jails are bursting with people who have vio­lated laws that proscribe certain forms of pleasure or who profit by encouraging others to do so."

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/23/137348338/compass-of-pleasure-why-some-things-feel-so-good

 

Alonzo LaMont


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