Answer: should be to orientate our behaviour through a basic perception, so that we may tend towards that what is at the origin of pleasure and avoid that what is not.
But: 1. the fact that the human being does not always identify clearly a concept, makes that he often does not identify clearly either what is at the origin of pleasure. The misleading identification is usually called ‘seduction’, and this that it makes appear something as being at the origin of a pleasure, without it being actually the case
2. Even worse. There are people that do not even identify the perception of ‘pleasure’ clearly, which is caused very often by confused concepts that form nets in mind and identify a feeling in a wrong way. We very often say ‘I like’ because of social obligations or even ideological convictions, which makes that progressively the very perception of what is really liked is confused
3. Very, very often the most sophisticated and finest pleasures are obtained after enormous efforts and even suffering. The fact of enduring produces thus one of the most sublime kinds of pleasure there may be, if there is a finality to what we do. What is easy to get, is a temporary pleasure that does almost not leave any memory, while the path that leads with difficulty towards something leaves a memory which is in itself a pleasure lasting much more than a moment.
4. Very often, we are taught to avoid pleasure as if there were some kind of ‘sin’ attached to it. This is though a clear misunderstanding of several religious and philosophical teachings that tend to try making understood what ‘higher types’ of pleasure are. It is impossible to break bricks with your head if you are running behind immediate pleasure, but the fact of being able of doing so, is some kind of pleasure, too. On the other hand, most people are unable of ordering their behaviour through higher notions that are (luckily) not given to everyone, and need to keep basic lines of behaviour ordering among other, health, through the recognition of the immediate perception of pleasure.