A casual chat with a friend today reminded me of an intellectual, whose words were:
"Everything boils down to minimizing pain". Today, I beg to differ here, measly in words, but galaxies in meaning - "Everything boils down to pain".
Fun, to kill some pain
some types of fun, leads to pain
an urge to have fun, is painful
an unsatisfied urge, is even more painful
If everything is for fun (read your own definition, or substitute fun for whatever makes you happy), then pain is inevitable.
-G Singh, 2nd Nov 2008, 1:42 PM, New Delhi