It connotes one’s self-respect (Jan, Khan, Khan, Khan & Saif, 2015) exemplified in having attained something great about oneself or to some extent, the appraisal of an experience or situation. Self-esteem is found to be strongly related to happiness. People with high-self-esteem are more willing to speak up in groups and to collaborate in the group 's endeavour. On the other hand, the more a person executes negative expectations, the more that his self-esteem is depleted. High self-esteem refers to a highly favourable global evaluation of the self while low self-esteem refers to an unfavourable definition of the self (Baumeister, Campbell, Krueger & Vohs, 2003).
tested, but the data that do exist is supportive. For example, grateful youth report high levels of Self-Esteem (Froh, Wajsblat, & Ubertini, 2008). They also report high levels of Self-Satisfaction concurrently (Froh et al., 2008). There are reasons to believe that experiences of gratitude might be associated—perhaps even in a causal fashion with happiness and well-being. Researchers, writers, and practitioners have all speculated that gratitude possesses happiness bestowing properties.
Pascal says, "We cannot but desire the truth and happiness, and are incapable of certainty or happiness" (57). He explains that humankind is unable to be certain or even obtain happiness. The human condition for Pascal to be uncertain in one 's life and from his thoughts one can infer that he leans more toward that once a person gets what he desires he will be unhappy with the outcome. Pascal differs from Voltaire in the view that once one gets what he has been hoping for he is not
Scott Fitzgerald would say that the American dream is a concept that you can achieve greatness or better circumstances by any means that you can. Also, the real dream is not riches because then people would become reckless, but the real goal is to reach ultimate happiness. He would say this because when people desire for something they are not, they go to measures the affect others and the outcomes are not often positive. The novel and Gatsby’s story show that the failure of achieving his dreams proves the the foolishness of short-cutting the dream by corruption without hard work, integrity, or real love. Fitzgerald’s version of the American dream would say that all have the ability to gain more success with hard work and being true to yourself.
Happiness increase resilience to negative emotions and increase physical, emotional and intellectual wellbeing (Huppert, Baylis & Keverne, 2005, p. 227). Seligman 's (2002) authentic happiness theory explored notions of happiness in terms of positive emotions, engagement and meaning. According to Seligman these three aspects combine into "full life". Seligman 's three routes to happiness include both hedonic and eudemonic approach that increase wellbeing (Schueller & Seligman, 2010) and provide for greater life satisfaction (Huppert, Baylis & Keverne, 2005, p. 279). Considering that, it is possible to see a connection between Seligman 's authentic happiness theory and Carl Roger 's “self” theory of personality as both explain active attempts to satisfying one 's needs that are consistent with self-concept.
Each event could have been sufficient reasoning for Candide to quit, to lose all faith in humanity and the world at large, yet he persists. Although in writing this Voltaire’s aim was to show this optimism has no eventual fruition, I believe optimism is the only approach one can take when given life’s burdensome adversities. If we take this lesson at face value and conclude that optimism has no benefits to us, we will struggle mightily when faced with any hardship throughout life. Voltaire is partially correct in that potentially not every dark time during our lives is going to be beneficial, but to truly be a failure is to lose hope. Hope and optimism are the only reasons many people throughout history have become successful despite overwhelming odds against them; it is also the
They wanted to live but when they experience they are not up for the dream that it would be like to actually live it and they do not want to live it no more so they should just not even try to go after it if they do not want to live it in real life. When you are up for the challenge then do not try to go after your dream try not to dream big because there will be a big problem in order to succeed. I do not dream big for some reason because I let my life go with a flow because sometimes no matter how much you try you’ll be able to complete the task that they have gave or if you told yourself that there is not no way but if you look out side the box, there is a way to do it then put it in your brain and find the strength that way to accomplish it for yourself or do it for someone that you love a lot in your
America has been built on the foundations of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but how have those words help to define what our country is as a whole? America could not have become what it is without the foundations created by our founding fathers. With the unalienable rights established by our founding fathers, we, as citizens, are blessed to live a prosperous life in which our future is determined by our actions. America is a country where a man can have a dream and accomplish it, become one with his fellow citizens, and discover new innovations daily. Being an American gives citizens the right the live the American dream, cultivate the world’s melting pot, and strive to innovate new ideas.
When one cannot express their own purpose, they will lack motivation in pursuing that purpose that is held upon them by someone else and that will eventually lead to the individual living a false life by being completely fixated on what they deem they so must accomplish. In the absence of motivation, purpose leads to a reality that is not of your own and causes the addiction of completing your so called ambitions to stagger no matter the eternity until it is achieved. When Individuals are given an ambition that they must fulfill, however not of their choice they become decrepit in moving forward to carry out those actions leading to that ambition. Hamlet even after knowing that his father had been killed by his uncle, King Claudius, still makes no action of his own but continues to mourn for his