Is there any real distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ pleasures?
Mill’s Moral and Political Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Mill , was an English philosopher , political economist , Member of Parliament , and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism , he contributed widely to social theory , political theory , and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century",  he conceived of liberty as justifying the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control. Mill was a proponent of utilitarianism , an ethical theory developed by his predecessor Jeremy Bentham.
Mill’s Moral and Political Philosophy
John Stuart Mill — was the most famous and influential British philosopher of the nineteenth century. He was one of the last systematic philosophers, making significant contributions in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and social theory. He was also an important public figure, articulating the liberal platform, pressing for various liberal reforms, and serving in Parliament. We will concentrate on his two most popular and best known works, Utilitarianism , cited as U and On Liberty , cited as OL , drawing on other texts when this sheds light on his utilitarian and liberal principles.
Parents often say that they don't mind what their children do in life just as long as they are happy. Happiness and pleasure are almost universally seen as among the most precious human goods; only the most curmudgeonly would question whether benign enjoyment is anything other than a good thing. Disagreement soon creeps in, however, if you ask whether some forms of pleasure are better than others.