Happiness In John Stuart Mill's View On Happiness

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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 to do. John Mill says, “those only are happy (I thought) who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness” which I don’t agree with, I know personally in my own life there are lots of things that make me happy that don’t even involve other people or their happiness. I feel that most people agree that they want to be happy and strive to find that happiness, whether it is the perfect partner or a good job, everyday. In A Crisis in my Mental History, John Stuart Mill says,” The only chance is to treat, not happiness, but some end external to it, as the purpose of life”…show more content…
That is true, but nothing can change the bad things that happen, that’s all put in God’s hands; I can assure you that looking at things in the best way possible will greatly help your situations and put you on a better road to piece and happiness. Heartless people may also argue that helping others achieve their happiness does not to help them. I respond to that saying everyone is their own person and its your own opinion but most people will agree that doing things to help others puts them in a great and gives them a positive

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