People these days try looking for happiness but they do not know the more you try looking for it the harder it will be to find.Here it is when you have a special day coming up you can not wait for it.Well when the day comes up it did not go as planed. That is because we over think it if we were just to let the day come and just enjoy then it would be better.I agree with John Mills argument “we should not search for happiness but let happiness come to us.” Americans every year they look for happiness.But they do not know that the more you look for it it is harder to find.Most Americans don’t focus on their own happiness.They help out others doing stuff if they see someone in the street and their cold they give them a shirt.Also if they
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Watching the sunset and seeing my friends laugh both give me feelings of accomplishment and joy, but this is not the same for everyone. For example, one may find no interest in the sunset or making others laugh. How has this become a problem for me? Albert Camus once said “you will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of,” and although I was not only looking for happiness within myself, the same principle applied. Contentment was extremely hard to find because I was entirely concerned with that of
Happiness is a rite of passage to everyone no matter what cost. It can be extremely difficult to take someone’s happiness away, but it can be done. For example, in the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand, Prometheus’ happiness is stripped from him in a futuristic society focused around similarity and compliance. Similarly, this unfortunately can happen as we are currently witnessing in Communist countries. Rand describes taking away individuality by forcing everyone to use “we” instead of “I”.
Lastly, I believe the last key to happiness if to look at everything in the most possible way. If you look at everything negative then you will never be truly happy and you won’t have very many people who wants to be around a Debby Downer. Being happy is a choice, as Abraham Lincoln said,” Most folks are happy as they make up their mind to be” you have every right to be happy, its just up to you to make it
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is one of a mustread book for all ages. The book tells the story of a fireman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he meets his new neighbor. Guy Montag, the fireman, then he have to face many challenges and overcomes his own fears. Montag’s society forbids its people to read any kind of books because they don’t want their people to be able to think for themselves. Much like our society today, in a way.
Since John Stuart has addressed this topic of you finding happiness when you’re not looking for it, I actually think this is true. Most of the time I don’t really care if i’m happy but most of the time when i'm doing something fun or something I absolutely love to do, i'm always happy or being nice to people and not so pessimistic about
The Futile Pursuit of Happiness by Gertner “The Futile Pursuit of Happiness,” an article written by Jon Gertner, told that happiness is a futile thing. Printed in the New York Times Magazine, and published on September 7, 2003, it speaks about having high hopes for the future or finding happiness in the future would have no benefit. The author used research on happiness made by experts such as Daniel Gilbert, a professor in Psychology Department from Harvard University, and George Loewenstein, an economist from Carnegie-Mellon. He noted that our decisions in many circumstances are dependent on the emotional results from those circumstances. The author has noted that people don’t always know their requirements and start finding happiness in other places if they are unable to find them in one place.
A poll published in 2014 found that only about half of Americans would consider themselves to be happy. This is a significant drop from even about 70 percent only 5 years earlier. Why aren’t people happy? Many claim that problems affecting happiness are money, career or family issues. But I believe it’s all relative.
It is important to want to obtain true happiness instead of just having it
In American society today, there’s debates centered around how to be happy and to stay happy. There is generally lots of ways to stay happy and make you happy but sometimes those objects that make you happy are temporary happiness. As the prominent philosopher John Mill is that people shouldn’t be so focused on being happy, that shouldn't be your main purpose in life. Mill’s argument about happiness is correct in that we shouldn’t be focused on making others happy or the world a better place, try to be more focused on our own happiness.
Task I In my personal experience, Americans are generally not happy people. In fact, the only time I have been surrounded by happy people was when I volunteered in a resort area for terminally ill children. I concluded by the end of the experience that because they were facing something so serious, they were able to enjoy the time with their family. Americans are so wrapped up in small things, such insignificant details that they cannot enjoy the world around them.
One of the main aspects of the “American Dream” that people tend to want aside from money, is to be happy. However, there is no set definition on what happiness is or what it means to be happy. Throughout the documentary, Happy, Roko Belic (2011) addresses various countries that are perceived as the “least happy” or “happiest.” With the use of various family interviews, Belic emphasize the various meanings of “happy” as they pertain to the “least happy” or “happiest” countries.
In a broader perspective, America is the biggest spender on self-help and anything to do with finding everlasting happiness yet America is one of the saddest countries. Often in society today people see infomercials selling an image and idea. This image gives hope to some that “you can look like this” or “thinking positively will help you achieve your wildest dreams.” It's a fantasy that plays at people's weaknesses. Self-help has been around for so long it has become a tradition in America.
Therefore, happiness is more difficult to obtain. However, it is a traditional our thinking, because a real story that happiness is a feeling exist in ourselves, it is something you always owned. Therefore, you always have a choice that you want to happiness or not. Most of us spend countless time in stress, anxiety and sorrow and even anger. Even if you attempt any way, you 're still unsure achieve your desired results.
I believe that pursuing happiness as a goal has detrimental effects. As a society, we tend to believe that we need to be full of joy at all times, but that isn't realistic - life happens. By attempting to be cheery all the time, you will never be genuinely content. You will always be searching for more and won't be satisfied with what you have, creating a permanent cycle of gloom rather than bliss.