Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Finding Flow Analysis

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The Article “Finding Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, expresses the choice we have in life to live or die until the end of days. He shows how we take control of our own destiny, and to not let distractions get in the way of our accomplishment. Csikszentmihalyi portrays that everyone has a different idea of accomplishment and goals, but living life to the fullest is shared by many. By saying this he means don’t waste your potential by letting side issues get in the way. In the article Csikszentmihalyi mentions a study held in a factory where most welders hated their jobs and found no passion in it. One individual named Joe became to love his work and found his passion loving what he did best. By using this experiment he shows that even though…show more content…
He describes what humans need to go through to find happiness. The thesis “We cannot expect anyone to help us live; we must discover how to do it by ourselves” (432). Csikszentmihalyi does a great job using examples throughout his work to back up his thesis. Like the situation when him and his students did the study at the factory. The majority of the workers working at the factor hated their job, except for Joe, he was an exception. This example demonstrates that even though most people hated their job Joe loved it because he found happiness in it. Throughout the article Csikszentmihalyi also uses the techniques of ethos, pathos, and logos. The article is credible to us because his major is a psychologist. The piece also gets to us emotionally because we all strive to be happy. It is logic because he uses his finding to prove to us that what he is stating is true. Csikszentmihalyi article really tides in with the topic of “Pursuit of Happiness” because he explains his reasons on how we can achieve it. The article “In Pursuit of Happiness” which shares the same interests as Csikszentmihalyi article states “It is difficult to say anything intelligent about a subject that is at once so apparently clear and yet so resistant to explication” (413-14). This ties in will with what Csikszentmihalyi is saying because they both know
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