Analysis Of Plato's Tripartite Nature Of The Soul

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The True Price of Happiness: An Analysis on Plato’s Tripartite Nature of the Soul As one of Plato’s most famous concepts, the tripartite nature of the soul recognizes the three different functions which corresponds to a specific power of the human soul. These three functions are as follows: awareness of the goal (reason), drive towards an action (spirit), and desire for bodily things (appetite). The reason holds supremacy or power over both spirit, and desire – where its main relationship between the latter two functions is dictated by the purpose of reason, which is to seek and attain a specific goal. However, the goal being pertained here is more than just the desire to attain fantastical and short-termed things set to trick us into believing…show more content…
Stealing money from someone would have provided happiness for her and her family – however, what she may not have realized earlier on is that it would only provide the contentment of her family’s material needs. The same holds true for the other tenants of Abucay whom have committed the crime of stealing – where they were drawn to the illusion of attaining money in order to access what they think is true happiness. Because of the prolonged suffering they have been experiencing for almost two years now since Yolanda, their suffering might have disillusioned them to believe that money is always the answer to their…show more content…
It is up to each of us to choose the real price of happiness, which is attained when we direct our reason, spirit, and appetite to objects that have the potential to fully provide happiness to us. For me, in order to attain real happiness, I would definitely discontinue letting these items dictate my happiness and contentment with life. I will not resort to stealing materials from my family, friends, or any one – as if doing so would make everything right. By doing so, I dictate the price of true happiness to be beyond the temporal happiness, but rather the true and genuine
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