Once is enough

I like this quote from The Daily Stoic:

Perhaps today will be the day when we experience happiness or wisdom. Don’t try to grab that moment and hold on to it with all your might. It’s not under your control how long it lasts. Enjoy it, recognize it, remember it. Having it for a moment is the same as having it forever.

Accompanied by the analogy that, being an Olympic medallist once is enough, the joy, happiness and feeling one experiences as a one-time Olympic medallist is the same joy a ten-time Olympic medallist experiences. Increasing the number of times you win a medal doesn’t increase the feeling of joy.