Desire is irrelevant, I am a machine.

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Desire Satisfactionism about well-being comes in two main varieties: unrestricted and restricted. Both varieties hold that a person’s well-being is determined entirely by the satisfactions and frustrations of his desires. But while the restricted theories count only some of a person’s desires as relevant to his well-being, perhaps just the fully-informed desires or those that would survive cognitive psychotherapy, the unrestricted theory counts all of his desires as relevant. On this theory it doesn’t matter what a person wants or why he wants it; so long as he gets what he wants his life goes well.

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