Happiness: Can We Have A Purpose In Life

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Happiness, something that we all seek after. A endless search that has gone throughout the ages. A pursuit sought after not only by the rich but the poor as well. The way that we can become happy is by having a purpose, having family around, and by having enough money for base needs. Throughout this essay I will explain through evidence and logic how we all can be happy. Thomas Carlyle in his renown quote states, “ The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.” This brings up the first point purpose. By having a purpose we keep our selfs engaged in a cause. The Mayo Clinic ( A renown medical center) states “ People who are happy seem to intuitively know that their happiness is the sum of their life choices.” In other words people experience happiness when the know that they have accomplish their goals, or purposes. There are many things that you can today to keep yourself…show more content…
In Tom Purcell Expect Less, Be Happy, he quotes the University of Southern California’s study on happiness. In the study it states,” …It’s true that a lack of money will cause stress and unhappiness…” A common cliche within our society is “Money does not make you happy.” By looking at this evidence we definitely can come to the conclusion that it sure helps. Colleen McElroy how although here family was poor she talks about “In baby with white shoes.” Inferring that he family had enough money to provide the baby with shoes. Through this poems she talks about how she is happy even though she is poor. In this form of happiness to achieve it, people need to become in a position in which base needs are supported. If this means going back to school, or showing up to work 15 minuets early then it will create a greater

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