Aspirations are life goals you can give to your sim at the start of the game in The Sims 2. There are four aspirations to choose from, and when you contribute towards it by interacting with other sims, your sanity meter will become more resilient to the effects of Strangetown, therefore decreasing at a slower speed. The four aspirations are listed below along with how to increase the sanity meter level for each one which is listed as how to increase the sanity meter level.

Icon Aspiration Benefit How to increase
Fortune Fortune Earn additional money from hotel guests Calm Down other sims
Popularity Popularity Improve relationships with other sims faster Cheer Up other sims
Aspirationromance Romance Other sims will be "in the mood" more often Romance other sims
Party Party Recover twice as much sanity from using objects Restrain other sims