The purpose of this essay is to pick apart Mill’s essay and to give my own personal opinion about happiness. Stuart believed that you could achieve happiness by helping others achieve happiness and by finding things that you enjoy in life. I believe the key to happiness is helping other people achieve their happiness, do things that you enjoy doing, and looking at things in the brightest way possible. I honestly believe that everyone wakes up in the morning wanting to be happy, I have never seen a person who wakes up saying, “ I want to have an absolutely miserable day today”. It is human nature to strive for happiness and do things that you enjoy doing.
There are few things in the world that can make one as happy as the feeling of pride in their work. It doesn’t matter where you come from, how you were raised, or what you have done in your life, if you take pride in what you work on, you will be content. “I have no love for myself as a human being, but I have immense pride in the music I make.” Steven Patrick Morrissey portrays his thoughts on pride in this quote, emphasizing that who you are as a person and pride are independent of each other. Some cultures believe that being prideful is a sin, and that being humble is a pure way of living, but doing this leads to a life that you may never feel fulfilled. Pride is completely subjective, and it’s important to distinguish the difference between feeling pride, and being prideful, which makes all the difference in how you feel in life.When one feels pride, it may not be over something that they physically did, but taking pride in the work they did to develop their life.
Aristotle once said that “happiness is self-contentedness.” In his argument, he states that one can only be truly happy if they learn to be satisfied with each and every aspect of their life, even if they would be normally constitute as a struggle or a tragedy. This can often be a difficult mindset to develop and, as a result, people frequently ask other people to validate their performance. While external validation can be useful for self-improvement, it often comes attached with a series of negative thoughts and discontent from comparing to other people. In The Queen of the Night and The Life of our Venerable Father Amongst the Saints St. Sergius of Radonezh, the Rosa and St. Sergius find their satisfaction in life by pursuing their own goals and ignoring the opinions of other people. In the following paragraphs, I will argue that the foundation of an ideal life is adapting the philosophy of self-contentment and that happiness emerges from within and cannot come from external validation.
His view on happiness is that you have to learn what happiness is, before you can feel truly happy. If you do not know what happiness is, you will find yourself desperately searching for it over and over again, since the ‘so-called’ happiness won’t last. Text number two ‘Happiness’ by Michael Chrichton agrees strongly with the statement from text one, that you don’t need to find a new goal or buy new things to make you happy, because that won’t last. Where the two texts differ from one another, is their opinion on what you have to do to be happy. Text two voices, that you have to help your friends and family, you have to value them and be there for them, because in the end that is what matters; doing something nice that can change just a small part of the world, even if it’s only one person who’ll notice the
Value yourself more, if someone makes you feel like your not good enough, simply think that maybe they are the ones that is not good enough because they can 't see how wonderful you are. Love yourself because you know yourself the most and you are the only one who could truly love you for who you are. With that, you will find peace
That’s impossible. The important thing is to learn not to linger over your problems so you can spend most of your time having a happy state of mind. If you have some habits, make being happy one of them. How can it be done? How can someone just become happy?
Every problem is already supplied with positive standpoint and relief. But one must know that having positive perspective on life does not mean all the problems in the worlds are already solved. It gives an inspiration and drive to understand and answer all the unruly thoughts and notions of a person. Many people call it naïve but one must ignorance and being mediocre are different from being optimistic. Being optimistic does not mean what one gets, one already deserves.
Congrats to those who have over come this quality but what about the majority of us who still have to think twice before giving or helping? Here is an idea. What if I tell you, that you can be a self centered person who mainly cares about him or herself and at the same time be the most compassionate person out there. So how does it work? You see the problem is with the way we perceive generosity.Many of us believe that our selfless actions are not reciprocated enough and the only person that benefits is the receiver.
A lot of our happiness we cannot control but they happiness that we can we need to make sure to use. Another thing is to surround yourself with positive people in your life to make you happy and cut the negative people out of your life, so you do not have that negativity in your
Know that we, who love you do not see you as perfect, we love that you are special. Nevertheless, we recognize, like us, you will make mistakes and fall short. For us love is not blind, unconditional love is about actions more than feelings. Unconditional love doesn’t mean you love everything about the person. It means you do not need them to be different than they are for you to be happy or to love them.