Definition Essay: The Role Of Happiness In The US

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Happiness is defined as ‘the state of being happy.’ Happiness has such a loose definition that it can be interpreted in many different ways. In fact, most people use the word to describe a range of positive emotions. Once the barrier of positive emotions is broken down, people believe that the things that contribute most to their happiness are money, love, and power. Money is seen as the root of all evil. Yet, most people believe that with the right amount of money they can truly find happiness. The belief that money, the root of all evil, can bring people true happiness is a contradiction in itself. People, by nature, are greedy. Once the right amount of wealth to achieve happiness is reached, people will only seek to have more. True happiness does not have a dollar amount because it’s not tangible nor is it something that can be purchased. The strongest and most beautiful thing that people seek in life is love. Love brings people together from all walks of life. If ever there were something, anything, in this world that could define true happiness, then love would be that very thing. People will do anything to find true…show more content…
Knowing this about our country’s leaders, it’s no wonder people believe that with the right type of pedigree they can achieve power. The president of the U.S. is the highest form of power in our country. Almost every American aspires to be president of the U.S. someday. It seems like it’s the perfect way to achieve wealth, power and happiness. Most people do not understand that as president you have the most stressful job in the world, and that hardly leaves you with any room for true happiness. It does, however, give you power. Yet, to even be considered for presidency, you are supposed to be a decedent of the right line of power. Achieving all the power in the world still seems to put you short of achieving true
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