Purchasing Happiness America is ranked the second in most psychologically depressed country in the world, France being first. It’s ironic that we are a nation of such depression when our primary goal is to promote freedom, equality, and the “pursuit of happiness”. Nearly everyone’s desire in life is to be happy which manifests itself in different forms. We strive for contentment, but sometimes come up empty handed. It is the sense of emptiness that follows unhappiness we desperately try to avoid.
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.
Everyone says to always be yourself. But almost everyone has changed their character at some point. They try to be someone else. But why? People strive to find their true self, and ironically, that usually involves changing their identity.
Choosing to Live Happily Does it ever appear to you as if people live their lives trying to attain happiness? The decisions people make every day seem to revolve around what will make them the happiest. No one knows the true meaning of happiness but we all want to have it. Many people try to attain happiness through actions or things. Some people buy everything that they want to try and make themselves happy.
The challenges of being in a relationship is your reputation, or if you don’t support them it could damage your
This is where the question of “Do I like who I am?” comes into play. Self-esteem, more so than the other major components of self, weighs heavily on how one interacts with others. For instance, if an individual is insecure about their uneven teeth because they are viewed as an imperfection, one may be less likely to willingly interact with others in fear of judgment. This lessens the amount of friendships made and overall lessens one’s confidence. On the other hand, if one is secure of who they are, it is evident in the way one communicates and their good feelings associated with life in
Ultimately, relationships affect our everyday lives in every way possible. Whether the decision you’re making is big or small your relationship will weigh into your choice in some way. Not all relationships
Be yourself! That is what I learned when I read the story Stargirl after comprehending the theme of staying true to oneself. In the novel Stargirl, the main character Stargirl came to Mica Area High School as a person whose personality was different from everyone else's. She refused to conform with the rest of her peers, which completely inspired me to not hide my true self at school. After reading this story, it seemed better for not only Stargirl but also the rest of the people in her life for Stargirl to remain true to herself and stay different.
It is important to want to obtain true happiness instead of just having it
If you don’t find a way to be yourself and express yourself as your own person, it will eat away at you until you find yourself being exactly the same as the person beside you. You will get your calling, it might be when you are standing in line at Starbucks in your Uggs, leggings and sweater, when you realize that you and your friends not only look the same but order the same thing. That’s when you will realize that you’ve become the stereotype, that society wants you to be, and maybe you will choose to stay with it which there is nothing wrong with, or maybe you’ll change and evolve into a new
How does someone know if they are truly happy? Much of society have come to associate happiness with the pursuits of personal pleasures or that which makes us “feels good”. When we feel good we display positive expression of emotions such as joy, laughter, kindness and fewer negative emotions such as anger, hate, and sadness. To some people our happiness is already determined through our genes. Some people seek happiness through money and material possessions. However, many would argue that true happiness comes from within and gratifies a state of well-being. In my opinion, the understanding of true happiness is a personal experience and will vary among us. It's what makes us as individuals satisfied and content.