Although he was unaware of being bullied, he still enjoyed his life and happiness, rather than acumen and realism, is vital in an optimistic life. After the surgery, he is alone and even though he gained what he wanted, he lost what he already possessed, leaving him pessimistic. At the end, he even loses his last love, knowledge, leaving him beat up. All in all, Charlie, who had to deal with psychological traumas in the end, was better off before he gained with all these knowledge.
Wisdom is a very valued and respected trait in our society and is associated with the elderly. In both King Lear by William Shakespeare and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, the protagonists were able to acquire wisdom after undergoing trials and tribulations. However, both these men began their quest as completely different people, polar opposites even. Morrie always emphasized the value of family and love, while King Lear saw these as trivial pursuits which at best can be used to elevate his ego. Morrie was disappointed by the way things were in his society, while initially King Lear did not care too much for it and accepted it.
Although we might think we’d have it all, if and when we have it all, Henry David Thoreau and Herman Hesse’s readings show how we don’t have anything until we have next to nothing. A test of perceived happiness versus real happiness was done to the main characters in both readings. The naturally complacent way through life for these two was obviously one that was chosen for them but rich (either by society or by parents). Instead of taking the wealthier and “more fulfilling” ways of life plus short term benefits, they chose to question what they were given and yet somehow stay appreciative. Through doing so, they benefited with skills from endeavors that you, or me the “civilized” could have never accomplished – even with modern technology.
Personal success is a quality that a person has when they are happy with who they are and is not being afraid of what others think of them. It is about not letting others dictate the way others chooses to life or make someone feel that they have to change what they are as a person. It is about gaining self-confidence and maintaining it. It is about being able to draw strength, and not needing affirmation from anyone. It is about being able to stay happy, even on the days when the phone doesn 't ring.
The fact that Oedipus blindness caused him to have a new perspective on life made his situation not so sad. The audience has a reason to sympathize with what he is going through and what awaits him. But at the same time happy that he has a friend, a city to call home and his daughters are protected. Makes his death a bittersweet moment. To conclude, even though family goes through their trials and tribulations, remaining by each other side will always have a greater outcome.
For example, when the ... ... middle of paper ... ...finition of happiness, they enjoy all the things that their community provides them with and do not strive towards a brighter and better future. For instance, they are not able to see any flaws in their self-sustained community since without memories, they do not fathom what happiness is. Nevertheless, since Jonas realizes that there is a better and more enjoyable place Elsewhere, he constantly struggles to better his life. Consequently, memories helped Jonas experience the wide variety of emotions which are critical to his wellbeing, and made him work for an efficient future. Although, if the other innocent members of the community do not comprehend happiness, how will they acquire all the splendid advantages of inheriting memories?
There is no qualification, benefactor or incentive its good will and no personal gain, inclination, or happine... ... middle of paper ... ...g pain and is essentially performing self-harm instead of improving his life he is doing the opposite. However Kant would respond to this by saying he is enjoying his life and living it to the fullest. It’s universal because he is trying to be satisfied in his life while he can since he has limited time. He shouldn’t waste his time in self-pity. Overall Kant’s concepts of ‘The Good Will’ and ‘The Categorical Imperative’ can be applied to any situation.
Everybody has the right to be happy at their own expense but still people who want happiness on others expense. I personally think the real right to happiness should not be at others’ expenses, even if it is going to make you give up some of your right to happiness. The objective of our life is to take positive steps towards the happiness. We need to identify and learn those factors that lead to happier life. It is our duty to search the happiness for ourselves, families and for community.
They feel that I should be having fun and enjoying life, and not trying to rush into this commitment. Those who have experienced marriage before do not want me to have to endure anything that may have occurred in their lives. Statements like these I know come from a place of love, but no one ever asked me how I feel. I don’t believe that any of these statements stand true for me. I feel that they are coming from a place of selfishness.
The individuals sacrificed their identity to make sure that everybody was able to survive, advance, and live a life of happiness. When there are limitations on behavior patterns in a society it can restrict one's ability to be truly happy in every aspect. Huxley created a world where every individual’s freedom is taken away from them due to their pre-designed lifestyles. However, the characters from this book still believe that their own happiness lies within themselves. In a way, it does because they have not experienced life a different way due to the fact that there is so much power and direction over them.