Aristotle's Pursuit Of Happiness

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A good person will necessarily be happy because every positive means results in a positive end. The main goal for every action is happiness. Every man desires happiness and therefore they will do good to attain it. According to Aristotle, happiness comes from the inside and is an activity that is based on choices. If a person is not happy, that means he failed to choose the right path or decision. If a man is happy, it is because he has made the best choice and has done well as the ideal version of himself. Therefore, a good person is a happy person. Aristotle also believes that a person becomes happy because of the activities that he does that promote the well-being of nature, which has will and intellect. Thus, the happiness of a person depends…show more content…
What you do to others will always come back to you. If a person does morally upright behavior, he will positively affect the people around him, making them happy and they will therefore also treat that person in a morally upright manner. Happiness causes people to do good acts in the same way that doing good acts causes happiness. Wicked acts harm others and cause them to suffer because they become unacceptable from the point of view of their society. For example, working for the community after a calamity makes a person happy because he was able to make others happy by helping them in their sufferings. That person becomes a friend to all the people in the community and when the time comes that he needs help, his community or the people around him will be more than willing to help him. This makes life ultimately fair. However, if a person commits a crime because of his wickedness, he will also be punished by the law. For example, if a person sexually harasses another person, he will be brought to court and be under trial. When proven guilty, he will be brought behind bars for a certain number of years. This makes life fair to that person because the victim gets even against the wicked person by causing the harasser to suffer the penalty of his wrong or wicked behavior. Thus, for me, for every push, there is a pull. If you have done good acts, good rewards shall come to you and shall therefore make you happy. If you have done bad acts, you shall be punished and shall therefore
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