Suppose I am hedonist who wants to maximize the pleasure I experience in my life. I have observed the hedonic treadmill, and am aware that after having the same experience a few times, I will find it bland and pleasureless. But I also know that there are limits to the maximum pleasures I can experience.
Let us take fine dining as an example. There are a finite number of three-star Michelin restaurants in the world. Once I have eaten at all of them, I've "topped out", in a sense. There are no more great restaurants to experience, no greater heights (or speeds, I suppose) to attain on the hedonic treadmill. One I have reached this stage, I have severely limited the amount of future pleasure I can experience through fine dining.
Therefore, I conclude, I ought to pace out my experience. Start with the one-star Michelin restaurants, then, once those have been experienced, move on to the two-star restaurants, before finally finishing with the three-star restaurants. In this way, I propose to maximize my hedonist experience by pacing out the increases in pleasure that I experience.
I assume I am not the first person to write about this. What should I read to find a development of this idea?