What do you consider to be a 'good' life? 1) Experiencing as much happiness and as little stress as possible 2 a) Getting what you prefer, even if it doesn't make you 'happier' in a non-attitudinal sense 2 b) Having your preferences satisfied even if you never experience them being satisfied 3) Some generally accepted 'objective' criteria that most people feel is beneficial like having knowledge, accomplishments, friends and family etc. If you chose #1, would you agree that it would be better to be a schizophrenic, locked up in some rubber room, who has created an imaginary world where he experiences constant joy and happiness or a clinically depressed but successful businessman with a beautiful wife and perfect children? If you chose #2a, would you agree that if someone was suffering from some horrible illness but he didn't want to be given a drug that would take away his pain and put him in a state of complete euphoria and ecstasy, it would be better for him to suffer, as he 'wants' to, or would it be better for him to be given the drug? If you chose #2b, would you agree that a man whose loving wife is cheating on him would be better off if he found out (knowing that he would 'want to know') and suffered as a result rather than remain ignorant and happy? Finally, if you chose #3, do you agree that an unhappy person with the ideal life, a great career, a beautiful wife and children, lots of friends etc. who is miserable is better off than someone plugged into a machine where magic exists and they have all the supernatural powers they ever wanted and live a life of constant pleasure?