You need purpose.
If you can’t find purpose, you pursue happiness.
If you can’t find happiness, you pursue pleasure.
Find purpose, you get all three.
It’s more mentally draining to be purposeless than to be challenged every day by difficult goals that 1) you believe in (no matter how silly it really is, know you’re playing a game and know what game you’re playing) and 2) give you some sense of progress every once in a while.
Syntagma Square, Athens, 2018