Tag Archives: pleasure

Love is love, sex is sex

We are told that sex and love are part of the same instinct; I disagree. Love is a pleasant sensation of comfort we feel when we’re close to a special person. It’s what a child feels on their mother’s lap, everyone’s first object of love. The pain that comes from the vulnerability and incompleteness we… Continue lendo »

The Thin Person’s Mindset

I’m going to talk about obesity, and I have no intention of oversimplifying such a complicated issue. What I propose is radically inverting the way we think about it. Instead of focusing so much on overweight people and their habits, we should pay attention to the way thinner people live. Thin people have no idea… Continue lendo »

What Is Serenity?

The word serenity has more than one meaning; the most common one is the ability that some people have to live with and accept adverse situations with grace, especially when the outcome is beyond their control. When under the pressure of self-created expectations, we often become severely upset; we must not allow our future plans,… Continue lendo »

Cruelty

Cruelty is possibly best defined as an action that will deliberately bring harm others. The perpetrator is aware that what they are doing is wrong and that it will cause pain, yet they do it anyway. Aggressive reactions are not necessarily cruel: we all can, at some point, either have or suffer from one, as… Continue lendo »

Vanity and Aggressiveness

I began writing about vanity several years ago, but only now do I feel like I can understand the amount of aggression imbued in this erotic pleasure we all have of showing off to attract admiration or desire. We expend considerable time and energy to attract other people’s attention—even of those who don’t interest us… Continue lendo »

Habits, Compulsions and Addictions

There is still a long way to go before it can be said that we truly understand how the human psyche works. But we do know that a significant part of our actions are on autopilot, that is to say, we often act automatically and react to certain situations without needing to think what we’ll… Continue lendo »

Change is Hard

Many people claim they want to change, but don’t really mean it. Some are content with saying, “everyone has flaws, and so do I,” as if that excused them from even trying to improve. Change requires determination and discipline; relinquishing established habits is a difficult process that brings pain and even withdrawal symptoms. But some… Continue lendo »

Vanity, Significance and Usefulness

We need to take a look at how vanity interferes with the way we evaluate people and their importance. In our current cultural environment, people who stand out are considered important. Attracting attention, as we know, brings a much-wanted form of erotic pleasure, and many people find it a source of great bliss, although it… Continue lendo »