I'd like to comment on some of Einstein's quotes over the following weeks. Why? He was a thoughtful man.
"I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth."
If you subscribe to pleasure as an end in and of itself, although somewhat opposed to Einstein's thinking you remain in famous company. You feel much as the Marquis de Sade.