I see things slightly differently. If we frame a Goal as our ultimate purpose in life then this becomes a function of individual ethical principles or systems. The process involves objectives and values that change with intellectual maturity.

It’s very important IMO to distinguish between the criteria by which we choose our objectives/values and the purpose for which we choose them. For example:

Hedonism : Pleasure is the criteria by which we choose our values.

Rational Self Interest (Objectivism): Pleasure is the purpose for which we choose our values.

Framed in this way you might see how making “interesting” the criteria by which we choose our goals could lead to short sighted hedonism. Making “interesting” the purpose prepares us to weather short term disillusion.

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