Our friend Seth Godin wrote about the different sciences of happiness in his blog.
“There’s happiness, and then there’s pleasure.
Pleasure works on dopamine. Little hits at a time.
But happiness, happiness comes from serotonin.”
One is instant, but the other is constant.
One gets gamed on social media. The other fulfills a need that we all have.
Emotional self-control is about making these decisions that may not give us that instant hit of gratification, but it will sure serve us better over time.
Choose your path, friends.