In life we are driven to seeking pleasure.    We therefore seek to avoid pain.   Pain is not always bad, as is pleasure not always good.

Paul Lepa


Interpretation:  For example, we may perceive as work being painful, and vacations being pleasurable.  In fact, it’s a lot about framing things.

We further avoid pain, such as doing things we don’t like, however, by doing that we deny ourselves pleasure.  So, there is a ying/yang effect between pleasure / pain – and one cannot exist without the other.  

Just call me Nietzsche.