### Basic premise: **Happiness does not replace suffering** - Prioritizing elimination of pain for one person over non-increase of happiness of any number of bored people is OK - The fact that we can have chronic pain but not chronic pleasure suggests that reducing suffering should be a bigger factor in our moral decisions than increasing happiness. - Pleasure (which is often temporary and fleeting) isn’t worth the suffering of someone else. Pain and suffering hold a much higher moral priority than pleasure and happiness. - Elimination of suffering to a neutral state/mood is usually a permenent state than causation of happiness (which gets back to the neutral mood) ### Reading material - [Podcast with David Pearce](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYJSuM3U9jc)