Nearly everyone expects that tomorrow will be as good as or better than today. Conservatives, who purportedly are happier than most, perhaps have simpler expectations. Conservatives mostly don’t like change at all; barring rare outside forces majeure like 9/11 and Katrina, their lives and ours don’t change much day to day; and conservatives are happy with that. You should read the fearful projections of doom from conservatives who anticipate the most dire consequences from saving our economy and providing health care for everyone. Change brings uncertainty. It is better to keep the devil we know than face a new one.
Like Nick in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald found this new lifestyle seductive and exciting, and, like Gatsby, he had always idolized the very rich. Now he found himself in an era in which unrestrained materialism set the tone of society, particularly in the large cities of the East. Even so, like Nick, Fitzgerald saw through the glitter of the Jazz Age to the moral emptiness and hypocrisy beneath, and part of him longed for this absent moral center. In many ways, The Great Gatsby represents Fitzgerald’s attempt to confront his conflicting feelings about the Jazz Age. Like Gatsby, Fitzgerald was driven by his love for a woman who symbolized everything he wanted, even as she led him toward everything he despised.
Euphoria may occur during auras of seizures   typically originating in the temporal lobe , but effecting the anterior insular cortex . This euphoria is symptomatic of a rare syndrome called ecstatic seizures,   often also involving mystical experiences .  Euphoria (or more commonly dysphoria ) may also occur in periods between epileptic seizures. This condition, interictal dysphoric disorder , is considered an atypical affective disorder .   Persons who experience feelings of depression or anxiety between or before seizures occasionally experience euphoria afterwards.