Our lives are carried out in hedonistic fashion. The general approach being to exist in a ratio where maximum pleasure is attained in proporton to the most minuscule level of suffering. Yet the problem lies in the escaping element of pleasure; its ability to expire once we have accumulated that which we came to attain. Our nature leads us in a path of instant gratification yet the life of the disciplinarian, the ascetic, separates us. Contriving some metaphysical explanation to the human question, whether spiritual or innate leads us to endure when the path seems non germane.