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Anthem: The Key is Happiness

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Happiness. Most people yearn to be happy. If people are not happy, what good is life? Without happiness, people are not living their lives the way they want to. Happiness is a way for people to discover their true identity. Working at something that does not make a person happy is pointless because they will have no enjoyment doing what they are doing, and no motive to continue. Since it is needed to do anything properly, happiness is extremely important. Happiness is a key part of most people's lives because without its presence, people will never be satisfied with their lives, realize who they are as an individual, or accomplish anything substantial.
Without happiness, people might not be living their lives the way they yearn to. This is a prominent part of the book Anthem. Prometheus, the protagonist, was not happy in his life because he was forced to live uniformly to everyone else. He did not enjoy it and this is known because when he starts to do something he takes pleasure in and that is different from everyone else, he discovers true happiness. "We seized their body and we pressed our lips to theirs. We stood together for a long time. And we were frightened that we had lived for twenty one years and had never known what joy is possible to men" (Rand 83). This quote shows that Prometheus was not happy in his life before he went to the uncharted forest. Before he left, he was not able to speak to, let alone kiss a woman. Now that he is living his life the way he yearns to, Prometheus understands true happiness through kissing the Golden One.
If people are not happy, they might be conforming to their society and therefore will never discover their identity.
“The word ‘We’ is as lime poured over men, which sets...

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...shed a great feat and ended up creating a new invention. If he would have not enjoyed creating the lightbulb, Prometheus would have had no motivation to continue, no matter how difficult it got, and would have never created such a prodigious advancement for his society.
Without happiness, most people can not accomplish anything in life. Happiness rules the lives of many individuals. Everyone needs happiness to live an enjoyable life. This is known because many people spend their lives searching for a fountain of happiness. Without a source of happiness, people will be unsatisfied with their lives, be uniform to others, and not accomplish anything substantial. If everyone aims to be happy in life and strives to attain true happiness, the world would be a better place and many achievements would be made.

Work Cited
Rand, Ayn. Anthem. New York: Dutton, 1995. Print.
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