A good life is relative it depends on each one’s perception. Some of us live each day to the fullest, they don’t fear change and surprises, they take risks and challenge themselves and of course, they try new things and let themselves be passionate. While others trap themselves in an exhausting routine, obeying to a forced system, and looking passively at time passing by. Through our everyday life, events happen, people meet and connections are fulfilled. This connections, depending on their nature, may bring either joy or problems.
Some people will experience happiness in the pursuit of it. Some will find it in sacrificing themselves for greater goals. Others will find it in people’s company, in lust or in drugs. There is no recipe for success or happiness, and it is only up to us to define what we want from life, and how we want to get it. The only certain thing is that it is never too late for anybody to achieve their dreams, to make peace with their feelings, and ultimately, to be happy.
The many individuals in the world who suffer with perfectionism deal with it day to day. Perfectionists want to be perfect, which leads to a life that is not perfect. You can still set high goals for yourself, but they should be ones that can be accomplished. Some people try and harness perfectionism to work for them than letting it control their lives. They aren’t ashamed of it, and understand that it serves a useful purpose.
If Nozicks arguments are proven to be flawed, then I would choose to rebuff both while creating my own choice of how I would desire to experience my happiness. The first point Nozick makes is that happiness is not all people think about, in fact it is only a part of it. He demonstrates this by considering two lives with the same amount of happiness in them. However one slopes continuously upward to increasing happiness as time goes on while the other life slopes continuously downward. The interesting aspect of this experiment is that all though both have the same amount of happiness, the way you reach your happiness will be the deciding factor.
In Brave New World, there is no such thing as desire as Mustapha Mond, the controller, explains, “People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can 't get...And if anything should go wrong, there 's soma” (Huxley 220). The government doesn’t understand that desire creates an appreciation for happiness, and when it is finally attained, it is a very strong emotion. When anything is handed to someone, as joy is in Brave New World, the value is drastically decreased. But, when there is anticipation or work is put in, the value will be justifiable. If Americans continue to rely on products for happiness, there will be no
It is to make sure that the person is not in any sort of physical or mental pain. Having all three aspects of his happiness would keep a person from going into a depressed state and they would help satisfy the basic needs of a person so he or she would live life pain free. On the other hand, Nozick believes that there is more to happiness than what Epicurus’s version is. Nozick said “we also can show that more matters than pleasure or happiness by considering a life that has these but otherwise empty, a life of mindless pleasures or bovine contentment or frivolous amusements only, a happy life but a superficial one” (102). Nozick is talking about how it is better for people to have more to life than just a happy but unaware life.
It can go for anything and not just for respect. I know that I am not perfect and do not always do so myself, but I strive to every day and believe others should do the same. By doing so it will reflect well upon others and encourage them to be better people as well. It will create a cooperative work environment and through that can make anything more effective and time efficient. The world will never be perfect and neither will people because we are only human beings because we make mistakes.