Being happy involves not shying away from pain, misery or distress.
Vinyl records and cassette tapes, the parties that went with them, and other hedonistic pleasures from our youth can form a big part of our identity years later.
Memories of our carefree youth help form our identity today. But memories are selective. So, were we really as wild as we think we were?
Hedonism and pleasure is what drives much binge drinking. So let’s provide people with alternative ways of having fun, but without the alcohol.
Hedonism has a complex relationship with binge drinking – part cause, part solution. Here's why.
Hedonism isn’t all about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. It can be about savouring the pleasure in a cup of tea at the end of a hard day.
Savouring the pleasures in life is linked to better health and well-being. And no, that doesn't necessarily mean binge drinking or all-night wild parties.