Desire management

One of the teachers at The School of Life Amsterdam, Lammert Kamphuis, once explained what he called ‘desire management’.

He said, whenever you feel a certain desire, ask yourself 2 questions:

1. If I give in to this desire, will that make me happy?

2. If I do not give in to this desire, will that make me unhappy?

If the answer to both questions is ‘no’, let go of the desire.

I kinda like it, but it sounds so simple that I wonder if it’s accurate.