Ponder this: You think that human beings crave pleasure and avoid pain. This is wrong. Human beings crave STIMULATION even if this stimulation is painful. Why else does your mind dredge up embarrassing moments, obsess over lost loves, crave things which are harmful or cling to a present which will inevitably change?
I don’t believe in patting myself on the back for small acomplishments. There is no celebration for climbing half of the mountain; if I’m not yet at its apex then i’m still at its heel. Still, I should congratulate myself every now and then, no? I should, I should but that seems to me like the sort of thing which fosters lazy work ethic. I want no part of that.