gratification of desire

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Indulgence is the gratification of desire, like when you treat yourself to something you normally would not do.
Is freedom now defined solely by technical capability for the gratification of desire?"
Not only could I walk and talk across town in the knowledge that I was breaking few laws that mattered, I also enjoyed a rare freedom in the world, to explore the gratification of desire. Backpacking up the Irish coastline was not everyone's cup of tea, but to me the essence was clear, walking for walking's sake was the epitome of unadulterated freedom.
Gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands - OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY.
The underlying principle of the law as it operates in Heart of Darkness, and the source of its relevance for my reading, is the imperative to suspend and defer gratification of desire, to subordinate the individual will-to-gratification to the larger corporate (i.e., social) will.