A man relishes certain pleasures.
There are certain things we enjoy. Truly enjoy. Experiencing those things gives us a moment of happiness and genuine joy. Pleasure. Gratification. Delight. Satisfaction. Fulfillment.
Some things fulfill a need that is biologically necessary. We need food. We take pleasure form certain specific foods. My favorite steak is the porterhouse. Logically I can explain why I am delighted with the combination of the two most tender cuts of beef, the rib eye and the tenderloin. What more could a man want than a large meaty piece of tender juicy steak cooked to a tad under medium rare?
Other foods I simply enjoy, not because they provide nutrition, like protein but because they provide a eating experience I covet. Eggplant and deep fired mushrooms (with horseradish sauce) have little to offer biologically, but man are they good.
Activities like fishing or hunting can provide a rational benefit but mostly we do them for other reasons. I enjoy hunting and do it. I eat what I kill. The same is true with fishing. Except, I've caught way more fish than I have bothered to clean and eat. I used to make a pilgrimage up to Northern Ontario to fish. You could only eat so much fish there before you tired of it. They only let you take a certain amount home with you. Yet I was never more pleased than when I had a 100 fish day. All but a handful of those fish were thrown back.
SEX. As soon as every man reading that last sentence saw it, he pictured it. Men instantly know and categorize sexual experiences. Every man knows the distinct differences between inadequate, better than nothing, OK, good, great and AMAZING sex. We also know which of the categories we are likely to experience this weekend.
Intellectually we have things that intrigue us. For me its theology and science. I'm not an expert in either of those subjects but I derive pleasure from both.
Entertainment has its place as well. Be it hobbies, sports, TV, or surfing the net; we do it because we like it. We have our toys too. Sometimes they are expensive, sometimes not. Substances, like coffee, tobacco and alcohol are a source of pleasure.
Pleasure brings fulfillment. It doesn't have to be permanent. Most things are not. We get hungry again. We need more sex. There is always next hunting season, or another ball game, or more to learn.
Pleasure. If time, money, freedom health, etc are not barriers what would you do with yourself? What would bring you pleasure?