Ups and downs of seeking "pleasure"............ and lasting peace, which is always available but hidden through our habitual temporary grasping, seeking to some outer happiness.
By Dharma practices, lasting peace can be revealed, bit by bit or without enforced great expectations. All depending.
Oh yes, there is a saying which goes like this:
When you drink no beer, your heart hurts.
When you drink beer, your head hurts.
Dharma helps for both.
"Despite the fact that we are a ceaselessly transforming stream, interdependent with other beings and the whole world, we imagine that there exists in us an unchanging entity that characterizes us and that we must protect and please. A thorough analysis of this reveals that it is only a fictitious mental construct".
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.