Seeking pleasure can still be compatible with self-discipline; it just depends on how you define and pursue pleasure in your life. Aristippus thought of the good life as one in which pleasure is maximized and pain is minimized, if not totally eliminated. Pure hedonism, which involves the pursuit of pleasure through immediate gratification of desires, acts against self-discipline and needs to be guarded against.
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