You are not going to get there on a beach in Hawaii. Imagine a team of basketball players, running around the court, pushing themselves to the limit. Now what if you asked them to conduct the following experiment: "Play basketball normally – run, jump, shoot, and defend. If you want to be a connoisseur, first you have to examine the cork. Only then do you taste the wine, savoring it slowly, letting the taste and texture permeate all the different taste zones of your mouth. The Talmud says that if a person has the opportunity to taste a new fruit and refuses to do so, he will have to account for that in the next world. God could have created bland mush with all the vitamins and minerals necessary for our survival.But fruits are the dessert the Almighty made for us. Can you imagine making a scrumptious dinner for a loved one and then he refuses to try it?! from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
What pleasures does a parent want his children to enjoy? If they turn 35 and they are playing tennis day and night, you're screaming, "Help! They put you down below with the animals in the baggage compartment. If you were starving, would you trade a good meal for a sky view of Manhattan? If you have pleasure, you are raring to go with the confidence to tackle difficult jobs.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The first step in ending up with the right person is meeting the right person, and for something so important in our lives, we’ve had for doing it efficiently and intelligently.
But when they turn 25 and would still rather play tennis than work, you start thinking, "Get on with your life, already." It's nice to enjoy an occasional game of tennis, but life has got to offer more than just "fun." You'd like your children to have a meaningful career, to get married, to have children. The Measure of Pleasure Each of these five classes of pleasures is so unique that you cannot exchange 10 units of fifth class pleasure for even one unit of fourth class pleasure.
" Judaism says that God is our Father in Heaven, and we are His children. Would you trade the love of your life for a beach front home on the Riviera? So how do you assign a value to any given pleasure? You can put up with a lot of aggravation, because the power you get from pleasure propels you.