But this happiness decides to hide in another place for us to seek once again. Don’t be scared to find what genuinely makes you ecstatic in life, no matter what others may think. While the meaning of happiness always depends on standards and values, the concept of happiness is universal. Giving back to others, working hard, and becoming motivated to live a meaningful life accurately explains happiness. In the long run, life is about discovering irreplaceable, gratifying, and eternal happiness.
This is a great simplistic view that happiness is only in the present, not planed but discovered. Being in a reverie, a slice of time that only exists in the present is like being a god. We think of gods of being a happy entity that has no concern for time, troubles of the soul and experiencing calmness in anything. Being happy and being a god can be thought interchangeably. But time passes, the reverie ends and the feeling of existi... ... middle of paper ... ... that fills our soul entirely as long as this state lasts we can call ourselves happy…”.
Lewis 231). Aristotle continued on and said that if an action is good and noble, then since man judges these attributes well, then one in the end should be happy Aristotle (86). I believe that these statements support one another by showing how each of them can show that what starts out as pleasure, can lead into pure happiness. As such, true happiness, if you have it from what you have done or what you have gained from pleasure should never be traded for a one time stint with pleasure. Now there are some people who believe that you have the right to happiness by any means, and to harm anyone morally even if you had pure happiness and plan on trading it for
achieved. So for example, when a person completes a college degree, we can assume that the person is going to be significantly happier with himself or herself because a value has just been gained. But no matter what the size of the value is the basic principle is the same: gaining values is what results in happiness. Aristotle observed that external goods are necessary for eudemonia, and he was right. A person cannot truly grow and become better with the absence of material goods, even if those material goods are not many.
Having Control Over Your Own Happiness Introduction Stephen M. Schuller and Acacia C. Parks research shows that circumstantial factors do not adequately explain different level of happiness. Positive reactions will contribute to everyone’s happiness just as well as negative reactions do. I agree with Schuller and Parks when it comes down to where your happiness comes from. I believe your happiness comes from how you react to every situation in your life and how you let it affect your happiness. Therefore, I do not agree with Newman and Larsen due to him believing your happiness is out of your control.
Having a great amount of fortune won’t keep you genuinely happy, you well be satisfied with your lifestyle but once you die , you can 't take that with you. Someone once told me that, “Happiness is a gift sent from heaven, a smile graced on a face and a laugh fixed with a beautiful melody. It’s beauty in a song that you 've never heard, but know all the words to.” It about doing a good deed to someone, staying simple but being the best person you can ever be, and being loved. Happiness is a sense and is a mixture of emotions, being glad and relaxed. On one hand, many people stay happy by having positive thinking and attitude.
The belief in the objectivity and universality of moral truth is an unachievable ideal standard, and holds no practical value. It is irrefutable that some values vary from culture to culture. As one travels the world, they will inevitably see diverging moral standards in many areas, such as wearing clothes, funerary practices, and abortion. For example, in Mainland China abortion is recognized as an important tool to help curb population growth. In the Republic of Ireland, on the other hand, abortions are not readily available, even when the life of the mother is at risk.
So, by limiting this exposure to violence one can focus on finding “the good.” “The good”, according to Socrates is “the source not only of the intelligibility of the objects of knowledge, but also of their being and reality.” When the mind is preoccupied with the desultory world, it does not see truth; that which is important and real. Television today is geared towards brainless viewing. MTV shows display fast images that do not require any thinking, but only keep the eye entertained. This is a form of “eye candy” which is society’s form of entertainment, rather than looking for the meaning of life and the good in the world. Viewers are sucked into this and no longer care about anything other than instant pleasure.
Research has consistently shown that doing good things for other people, as opposed to doing things for yourself or doing nothing at all, increases your life satisfaction. [Source: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224540903365554] And when you are a happier person, you are a kinder person, so the benefits just keep coming.
In essence, it was Candide's optimism that keeps him from a state of total dejection, maintaining his sanity during troubled times. Candide eventually achieves happiness with his friends in their simple, yet full, lives. The book's ending affirms Voltaire's moral that one must work to attain satisfaction. Work helps Candide overcome his tragedies and enables him to live peacefully and in contentment. The message of Candide is: "Don't rationalize, but work; Don't utopianize, but improve.