I think that if one were in this business of life one must chase after or be in the chase of eternal happiness/pleasure. But then you know the saying that the lines of pleasure and pain are often blurred?(or something to that effect). How some feel short of breath in the face of ecstasy or feel the sting when one is hurt.
So in saying that, to chase pleasure one must be prepared for pain? Does that make one a masochist? Are we?