Hobbes is not too far off the mark with his response to Calvin today. Genuine pleasure does make life worth living, and the ability to appreciate and enjoy even the smaller blessings of life – such as seafood – can bring much pleasure. Hobbes also takes great pleasure in simply having a sunny field to be in.Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (4/17/86)But just enjoying the simple pleasures may not be sufficient. Paradoxically, many who seek pleasure by living only for themselves discover that happiness eludes them. Whereas, many who seek to give pleasure to others discover that happiness finds them.Whether or not one believes in God or an afterlife, one can find pleasure and meaning in this life by doing things for others. And if one is religious, this adds another dimension to the meaning that one finds.