This therefore demonstrates if recreational activities are what people are working towards and it is what makes them happy it must then tie in with what they consider meaningful in life and therefore be its purpose.We see this time and again when renowned people who have achieved great accomplishments turn to drugs and seep into mental illness when they are not happy with the direction of their life.In conclusion it is clear that Aristotle’s statement may well be correct but it is entirely dependent on the individual to find what makes them happy.Because if you’re not happy, you need to look at your life and think about why you aren’t feeling that amazing thing you want to be feeling.Thirdly when people have the available time and resour...
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When you only experience the sad times, you are not truly living.I think, “To live what is not life,” means you are not living an good life, you are not happy and you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel.I think, “To live what is not life,” means you are not living a good life, you are not happy and you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel.One also prioritizes the more important things in life.Living deliberately is to think about your actions, and to make good choices based on the consequences of those actions.Living deliberately is to think about your actions, and to make good choices based on the consequences of those actions.When you only experience the sad times, you are not truly living.
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You must make decisions about life that are “right for you.” You must live the life you desire, such as a finding a meaningful job or career, embracing a particular faith and believing in God, finding a significant other to share your life with, engaging in leisure pursuits that challenge and immerse you in a state of “flow”, like reading a good book, playing the piano, or painting a landscape.World religions, such as Christianity, have attempted to explain what makes people happy and how to live a happy life through faith, the belief in God, by reading scripture, by living life according to the moral code, and by the religious doctrine imposed by the church.According to Seligman, the person who lives the pleasant life, the engaged life,...
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Now that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t aspire towards a job that will make you happier; it means you should understand that the capacity of your job to make you happy is quite small in comparison to your outlook on life and your relationships with people.If anyone had told me a few years ago that I would be writing an article about developing a positive attitude and living a happy life, I would have laughed right in their face.As with any sort of training, practice makes perfect, and, yes, you can practice being positive.Understand what it is that will make you happy.Find happiness in the job you have now: Many people expect the right job or the right career to dramatically change their level of happiness, but happiness research makes it cl...
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According to Aristotle they can be happy and lead a happy life.The notion of virtue for Aristotle was anything that makes something good.Virtue of humans also will be the state of character which makes them good and which makes them do their own work well.If one does not learn to accept himself, reality, then how can he ever truly be happy with his life?Being morally virtuous is a way of leading a happy life.
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Being morally virtuous is a way to living a happy life.Aristotle also makes a point about having moral virtues – not lying, not taking a personââ‚¬â„¢s life, and other morally right things.According to Aristotle they can be happy and lead a happy life.Now that if you were asked, why did you want to become or be happy, the only answer would be – because you wanted to become and be happy.If one does not learn to accept himself, reality, then how can he ever truly be happy with his life?
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The second point that he makes that I agree with is sleep, sleep, sleep.I also find myself trying to make others happy by helping them, when they are down in their time of need.When looking at the list you have to wonder what do I do to make myself happy?Throughout the article Thomas makes very valuable points, two that I have to agree with 100%.These people to me, which are getting enough sleep are happy with that point in their life and can pass their happiness to others.
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On the other hand, a person with or without those materialistic distractions are they entitled to live a better life than you and I is it the question of who is at best?The role of happiness has neither positive, nor negative effect whether if you use it for bad or for good, it really does not make any difference.However, the role of happiness includes everything required for you to be as happy as possible.I strongly believe the role of happiness is within self spirit happiness is the essence of what motivates you, what guides you through your everyday life.The existence of happiness is entirely on the individual who seeks to accomplish the journey and discover what makes them happy.
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To truly reach full happiness you need to recognize that everything in your life if good and accept that you can be happy with individuals that help shape your life.When two individuals will do anything to make sure the other person is happy and you are as well, it is an unspoken agreement.Those little times of being happy or sad are bringing you to the bigger picture in your life.People feel or believe that they can buy happiness but, think about how long that one Martins 2 item keeps/ makes you happy.You need to live your life to the fullest and be happy, have fun even if things do not always go as planned.
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Dunstan explains that even though the whole world is against Mrs. Dempster she was still happy because she was happy with herself.Even if the world is trying to bring you down, if you know yourself and the reasons you did the things you did, you can always be happy.You cannot always rely on others to make you happy, sometimes the best way to be happy is to know what excites you and keep doing whatever that may be.This proves that self-reflection makes happiness more accessible because if she had not been happy with herself then she would feel disgraced and humiliated.Self-reflection is all one needs to be truly happy with themselves.
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Being able to experience a tragedy is a tragedy, but also it is an eye opener to people that life is too short not to be happy.Family, friends, and the surrounds are what make a person generally happy.Which means do what makes you happy be able to continue to do something because one has a passion for it and no one cannot take that away because Aristotle says,”…those who desires and actions are controlled by reason will derive much profit from a knowledge of these matters” (696).Happiness just does not come from the money one makes, but it comes from being able be honest and being able understand what is rightfully good and bad.Our virtue is what makes us different.
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In today’s ever growing society, wealth makes life easier.No mater the variation of happiness between being simply content with your life or having a passion and excitement for your life, money and wealth helps make happiness attainable.Because Larry is wealthy he lives a happy life because he is able to satisfy his wants.With the means to stay healthy, wealth makes life easier physically.In some form, money makes this easier obtained.
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How do you know when you are happy?You must get through the downfalls in life because if you don't they will just bring you down with them.When my wife and family are happy, because they are a reflection of me.Over the years what makes you happy changes in subtle ways but you don't always know how they have changed or why different things make you happy that didn't before.Can you summarize your piece of advice with your philosophy on life?
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In his essay ‘Does Fatherhood Make You Happy?’ he explains that having children generally makes a parent happy.Children give parents a feeling of pleasure that makes them forget everything else around them.Contentment is more than being grateful for the small things in life, it is being grateful for simply being.Because of how satisfying it is to have children, it makes a parent content that they don’t need anything else.He starts off by stating how studies have shown that parents become less happy when they have children around them and how they would rather be spending time doing other things to make them happy, but later counters this idea with his reasons from personal experience.
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He starts off by stating how studies have shown that parents become less happy when they have children around them and how they would rather be spending time doing other things to make them happy, but later counters this idea with his reasons from personal experience.Children give parents a feeling of pleasure that makes them forget everything else around them.Yes, wealth can be useful, but it is not good or badâ€¦ Povertyâ€¦ is not bad but is morally indifferent (just as wealth is morally indifferent)â€¦ The life that is happy or fruitful is the virtuous life” (Barnet and Bedau 995).In his essay ‘Does Fatherhood Make You Happy?’ he explains that having children generally makes a parent happy.Epictetus taught that: “The goal of life is ‘...
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My Philosophy My own life’s philosophy is probably pretty cliche, but I firmly believe that if something makes you happy, do more of it, and that one must work to live and not live to work.Earlier I said that if something makes you happy, do more of it.I would also like to take away his capacity for love, I think his philosophy of life involving love is inspiring and makes me want to live a more peaceful, loving life.If you want to be happy, then just be, and live your life honestly and virtuously.Being happy is like an addiction and the more happiness that you attain, the more that you strive for.
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My father measures success with how much joy is brought to his life on a regular basis.Without a decent job and a steady income, happiness seems so distant in the modern American life.A secure job and a loving family fulfill his goal which ultimately makes him a successful person in his eyes.Particular people believe success is when you are content with the life you live, not worrying about money or the everyday struggles of life.If you were to ask him, his life has been successful.
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All in all I feel that there different types of happiness and that some fade away and some stay with you for the rest of your life.Some people can get happiness from the simplest things such as reading your favorite book; other people are more complicated they see happiness as some thing that doesn?t really happen to them, but that?s not true because very person is different some people are happy all the time or at least most of the time, while some people say that there not happy are really just happy for a short period of time, weather it means just laughing at a joke, your happy for that couple of seconds.One of the main reasons there are so many unhappy people in our society is because many have never taken the time to discover what ...
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It also can say that a deep sense of joy which can only exist in the innermost reaches of our life , and which cannot be destroyed external force but it is eternal and in exhaustible.And same worries that could have made us miserable can actually be a source of growth when we approach them with courage and wisdom.This kind of happiness shatters easily when external conditions alter .For instance, we should compare who we are today against who we were yesterday, who we are today against who we will be tomorrow and obvious, true happiness is found in a life of constant advancement.And also happiness can found in dynamism and energy of own life as struggle to overcome one obstacle after another.
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What we should have is balance in life in order to know what we know will make us happy.Even though, in the “Declaration of Independence” states that we are all equal and have rights to do what makes us happy, but to be honest it’s just all lies.Firstly, it just amusing that people misconstrue themselves thinking that they have the right to do whatever makes them feel happy.But I do strongly disagree on Lewis’ part for his title in the essay “We have no right to happiness” because I know that based on people’s life can be found happiness in many ways whether they find happiness in life, being rich, or love.Because supposedly we can do whatever that makes us happy, despite the consequences?
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Living a Happy Life “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going get.” I believe that this saying is not true at all because you can choose what type of life you are going to lead.In order to live a happy, healthy life you need to make wise decisions and good choices.I think that the need to balance friends and school or work is the most important, because if you don’t you probably will not be happy and you probably won’t eat or exercise properly.Wise decisions and good choices include balance between the many facets in your life.To make exercise a daily part of your life, you need to discover an activity that you enjoy.
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Choose something that will bring you happiness, which can make you feel very successful.For example, feeling loved is something that makes everyone happy.There are many things that can to make a person feel happy without involving a lot of money.There are many things in life that are overlooked.You don’t get the full picture of life without love.
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Certainly having more money can make things easier at times.It can relieve the stress or worry about bills, but it cannot take away all worries in life.Being outdoors can help to escape from stressful situations in everyday life or just help clear your mind with some fresh air.People often take trips or vacations to get away from the everyday life.Many believe that having more money would make them happier in life; but does money really provide true happiness?
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Additionally, here are some examples of experiences that are generally worth spending money on due to the enhancements they can bring to your life: .I can be satisfied with my overall life, yet still have moments when I am not happy.Would you be happy, if you had all the money in the world, but no friends?In the last decade, the field of psychology took a dramatic turn from only looking at mental illness, to exploring what makes people feel fulfilled, engaged and happy.Tell me now, would you be happy, if you had all the money you wanted, but no family?
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The kind of life you have and how well you adapt to your circumstances.People learn lessons about who, they are, through many ways, one of them is money: how you make it, spend it, share it, save it, open your hands to it, or block its flow.In the U. S. about 90 percent of people in households making at least $250000 a year called themselves happy.In the book, The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life, the author Suze Orman states; “Having power over money means you recognize that money is your servant.The Money and Time argument states that, without our busy life styles comes the satisfaction of getting stuff done ourselves.
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The news and other negative shows affect how you feel about yourself and everything around you.And lastly, make a conscious choice to focus on happy news and stories.In other words, they affect your happiness in a negative way.You will find that taking care of an animal in a way that makes them feel happy, will add to your happiness exponentially.For example, you may believe that you just can 't seem to make it work no matter how hard you try.
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I think that there is a relationship between happiness and morality since for me happiness is a reward of moral actions and morality could do a greater happiness for al mankind for example, I believe that being moral will pay me back someday in a kind of “good karma” that will make me happy, and will leave me without guilt, and I think that guilt is the greatest enemy of happiness, since guilt is one of the most powerful emotions in a man’s conscious and it can shape his personality as well as to govern our behavior, shape the way we think of ourselves, and can also change our outlook of the world.What is the good life and how can we be truly happy?For Mill he sure is happy but for me he is not acting morally or in a virtuous way and thi...
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I digress; later in his self-help teaching session the Dalai Lama claimed that everyone had the necessities needed to achieve happiness and a good life, which makes this a very good and completely plausible universal approach to determine whether one has had the good life.What you contribute to others’ lives should be focused on just as much as your own life when considering whether someone has the good life.Theoretically, if you are not happy and can never seem to find happiness, what is the point of living?The three approaches I have found to help define a universal definition of the good life are from quite a wide variety of areas which makes them a good pairing, so they are equally balanced and not heavily reliant on one or even two ...
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A quote from Abraham Lincoln said “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be” (n.d.).And the obsession of the unknown makes them worried about all things and creating a lot of negative emotions, which is the cause of unhappiness.They are setting goals like ‘I will be happy when I have 10 million dollars.’ As if you are punishing yourself, that you cannot be happy if you do not have 10 million dollars (Chen, 2012).Additionally with the symptoms from depression such as insomnia and do not want to eat can cause health problems as it makes the body vulnerable to illness.And so this essay will explain about the common causes of an unhappy life, such as lack of self-esteem, wandering mind, being pessimistic and negative ...
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Helping others and doing nice things to maybe make someone else’s life a little better brings me true happiness.I am blessed to say that I am happy with the way I look and everything about my body, and to a girl this can bring true happiness and the contentment with our lives that we all need.I enjoyed this too, this made me happy.Relying on having material things to fill my life and make me happy is not necessarily a good thing, I really do not need any of those objects to make myself happy, but it is one of those things that in the long run really does make me happy.Material objects can make anyone happy; I mean who does not love to get a new car or the latest and greatest cell phone on the market.
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