Augusten Burroughs's Essay 'Unhappily Ever After'

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In the essay “Unhappily Ever After,” Augusten Burroughs focus on unhappiness to a great extent because he is an unhappy person and he, as many people, happiness is something that he would always look for. He says that saying “I just want to be happy” is a way to say that we are not happy and that we are looking for that happiness to fulfill us as human beings. He addresses that people want to be happy but they do not want to sacrifice anything or simply they do not look for a appropriate way to do it. Although, doing all of this things might not work for everyone, not even for him. He says that there are people like him that are not happy, instead what he can do is to be interested or fascinated to find a meaning to life. “Being an unhappy
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