This could be the start of something valuable community; can’t wait to see wherever it leads!
There are many recipes for burnout.
One of them by analogy is to operate a 28 ton earth moving machine powered by a 2 horsepower (hp) engine attached to an unlimited fuel supply (use your imagination).
It doesn’t matter how capable the machine is or the value of the fuel you are using, the engine is insufficient, but will run for a while, before it “burns out”.
Happiness and enjoyment are easily confused because they mostly feel the same.
Their major difference though seems to be the duration of the feeling and the
ease by which the state may be entered.
Happiness seems to be more long-lived while enjoyment seems to me short-lived.
Happiness seems to be mostly independent of the circumstances while enjoyment seems to
be mostly dependent upon the circumstances.
It seems like a worthwhile endeavor to explore where we invest our time, whether
it is in happiness or enjoyment, and evaluate the results of our investment.
We all know that answers have worth. Questions do too, though.
A big part of being a successful human, and scientist, is being able to assess the value of both.