self regulate or self pleasure

Either the individual can self-regulate (manage/order/pain) or self-allow (entropy/pleasure/excitement), and it needs to be a combination of both to live fully.

We crave pleasure, which was originally an evolutionary trait to promote survival, but today our survival requires restraint.

attention awareness behavior belief capitalism change choice community control creativity death desire ego emotions fear freedom goals growth happiness identity insight knowledge labor language life logic love pain perspective politics power present psychology purpose rationality reality reason responsibility self society stress time truth value work