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I live life to maximize my own pleasure and happiness, and minimize pain, suffering, and doing without. Accordingly, I seek lots of whatever brings me pleasure: food, drink, material things, consumer goods, interactions with friends, sexual gratification, music, sports, games, gambling, recreational drug use, etc. (Note: In embracing “eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die,” some hedonists neglect their health.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

guided by immature feelings / Pleasure Principle

values and seeks out Pleasure

knowledgeable love of good food and drink / Epicureanism

finds pleasure in what some call victimless crimes

summary Wikipedia article: Hedonism 

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1313

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 243

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 48 entries                   Songs!                 Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are heart worldview themes: individual <---> individual             card #28 concise description

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #28A: Hedonistic Orientation

Paradox of Hedonism  (from online encyclopedia of philosophy)
Polyamory (from online encyclopedia)
Recreational Drug Use (from online encyclopedia)
Open Marriage Styles (from online encyclopedia)
Hedonic Hunger (from online encyclopedia)
Sex Robot (from online encyclopedia)
Pornography (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch issue #25: posted 7/13/2012: The Worldview Behind The Rolling Stones' Music
Worldview Watch issue #52:The Circle:  Perfectibility Through Participatory Social Interaction 
Global Advanced Trait Description: Hedonism
How Pleasure Works, by Paul Bloom (book review by Robin Henig of this 2010 book in NY Times)
The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky (more on this 2008 book from
The Science of Pleasure, by Harvie Ferguson (read excerpts from this 1990 book at Google Books)
Hedonist International (website of group based in Europe)   click here to read their manifesto
The Hedonism Handbook: Mastering the Lost Arts of Leisure and Pleasure, by M. Flocker (book review)
Philosophical Dictionary: Hedonism
Ethical Hedonism and its Role in Personal Development
Wirehead Hedonism (website devoted to the future possibilities of abolishing suffering, creating blissful existence via tinkering with the brain, including intra cranial self stimulation)
The Naked Truth About Hedonism II -- book review of a humorous travel guide to Jamaica's very adult resort
Pleasure Deficit and the Brain's Reward Pathways
The Pleasure Principle: Connections Between Reward and Learning
"So What is the Secret to a Happy Life?" (from Happy Life Mentoring website)
The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness   (inspired by the Dalai Lama, Buddhism)
A Brief History of Nakedness by Philip Carr-Gomm (review of this 2010 book)
Sex, Hormones and Moods: Finding Pleasure at Any Age (2004 UCTV program)
The Pursuit of Happiness, by Michael Bond (article from New Scientist website)
How to Spend It ("a website of worldly pleasures from Financial Times")

"Meet Samantha: The sex robot that needs to be SEDUCED" By Sean Martin  (UK Express News Jul 5 2017)

Gastrophysics--The New Science of Eating by Charles Spence  (book review about the multisensory experience of food by Bee Wilson in The Guardian March 23 2017)

"Is Porn Culture to be Feared?" by Conor Friedersdorf (April 7 2016 article from The Atlantic)

"The Sex Robot Of The Future Is Here And We're A Little Scared" by Catarina Cowden   (Feb 2016 article)

"How Sugar and Fat Trick the Brain into Wanting More Food"  by Ferris Jabr (article from Scientific American Jan 2016)
"Happiness and Income" (report on global poll on how happy people are, from The Economist Nov 1 2014)
"Felix Dennis--An Obituary of a Hedonist and Media Magnate" (from The Economist July 5, 2014)
Movie Review of The Wolf of Wall Street by A.O. Scott   (Dec 2013 NY York Times review a "bacchanal of sex, drugs and conspicuous consumption") 
Movie Review of Laurel Canyon by Stephen Holden (film re: professional couple tempted by hedonism, Mar 2003 NY York Times review)
"Human Body Distinguishes Between 'Hedonic' and 'Eudaimonic' Happiness on Molecular Level" by Tamara Kemsley (July 30 2013 report)
Tiny Times --a film about hedonism in urban China (article from The Economist July 20 2013)
"Can We Make Ourselves Happier?"
Amortality: Why It's No longer Necessary to Act Your Age by Catherine Mayer (Apr 25 2011 Time story)
Drink, by Wayne Curtis ("when good cocktails lead to grand adventures" article from The Atlantic, Nov 2009)
"Overview of Time Perspective Types" by Phillip Zimbardo  (2008 article by Stanford University prof includes summary of present hedonistic time type) 
"Gourmet Groceries--for More!" by Joel Stein (article in Time April 14, 2008)
Food and Wine (website of magazine providing "inspiration served daily")
Cannabis News (providing news about marijuana from around the world)
"What if Cannabis Cured Cancer?"  (watch excerpt of film re: pain-reducing, health benefits of marijuana, on You Tube)
The Good Drugs Guide (website providing a "guide to drugs, addiction, and treatment")
Hedonism in Religious Conceptions of Heaven (notes and links to articles) 
Pleasure (Biblical perspective)
What Are We Seeking?  (spiritual path perspective)
Social Hedonism / Utilitarianism
Varieties of  Egoism and Hedonism (philosophy course handout)
quotes related to pleasure

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