Hedonism or Laziness?

19 Oct 2011

Meagan Fisher with a lesson learned from her root canal:

If I could stop favoring short term gratification over long term happiness, I could resolve most of the problems in my life.

It’s not like people haven’t been telling me this my whole life. It’s not like this isn’t obvious to most people. But it’s a principle I’ve never really lived.

She is right, obviously, though I wonder if I am taking away a lesson from her at all or if I am simply appreciating the sentiment. After all, this post has been in my queue for months and I still haven’t booked an appointment with my dentist. Confession: I don’t even have a dentist anymore.

In the battle between my sweet tooth and getting scolded by professionals, Cherry Blasters always win.

(Via Garrett Murray)