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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for August 21, 2016
The hedonists merely give into momentary pleasure. This is not the true path to happiness. As a Stoic, sometimes I'll deny myself a desire, purely to prove to myself that it means nothing to me. That is the pleasure of Stoic. I don't get it. I mean, that's still hedonism. You've just replaced the general category of pleasure with the specific category of pleasure from smugness. I could go without smugness, if I choose to. So... I choose not to.