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.
Lewis. Nevertheless, there were a few general ideas that provoked questions and even enlightened my perspective on specific aspects of life. For example, Lewis describes addiction in a way that I had never previously considered. When people are trying something new for the first time, the pleasure that they receive from it can be very overwhelming, usually resulting in another encounter with this substance. Without even realizing it, the pleasure that they are receiving from this substance can be so great that they begin to crave the pleasure from that substance more and more.
“The focus of entertaining is impressing others; the focus of true hospitality is serving others” - Tim Chester. More specifically, in Greek culture, it is the practice of friendly reception, creating new alliances with strangers, avoiding unnecessary enemies, and impressing the Gods. Throughout the epic The Odyssey by Homer, this motif is used in both positive and negative ways. As Odysseus’ tale unfolds, Homer tells about his journeys in which some people have specifically disregarded hospitality, while others are very gracious and kind. In addition, the people receiving this hospitality can also respond negatively or positively.
Since a virtuous person would regard a friend as “another-self”, he would love his friends the way he loves himself (IX 4, 1166a1-3). Aristotle then moved on to distinguish the two types of self-love. On one hand, it is immoral if self-love means assigning yourself “the larger share of money, public honours and bodily pleasures” (IX 8, 1168b16). On the other hand, however, self-love is an entirely proper emotion if he is to “gratifies the most authoritative part of himself” (IX 8, 1168b31). In the latter case, Aristotle argued it is good to be self-loving because “he will both be benefited himself by performing fine actions and also help others” (IX 8,
We are surrounded by stereotypes in our culture we tend to think that having money and a great occupation make us happy. Our world today is attracted to material things rather than spiritual ones; can a person who does not have these items still live a happy life? Everyone defined happiness according to their personal perspectives, but what is surely true is that money turn people materialistic and selfish and it does not let them enjoy another things or focus in moments that really fill our hearts. It is true that sometimes getting some material stuff for ourselves can be really motivating, but not exactly generate that endless satisfaction, because sooner or later we get tired of those elements we devoted at first. Eventually in our regular
In my opinion, the good life can be defined as a way that someone plans to live virtuously by having a great education, enough money, and helping others. In other words, good life mean to me when life looks like a blessing than a burden. This essay aims to provide more than one answers about what does a good life mean? Human beings, since their apparition is often misled what it is really mean a good life. We have been seen on the television or magazines that having a good life means being rich or famous when many of them, in reality, are miserable by a problem that wouldn’t affect ordinary people.
As they struggle to communicate, they become ostracized and do not fit in. Language is a part of one’s identity, and because the men do not speak the same language as the majority, they are not seen as a part of the culture or
Additionally, LCUK is not a learning organisation, although it utilises practices which influence learning capability (DiBella et al 1996). Finally, the employees did not acknowledge if OL was evolving performance and they could not offer concrete