He justifies that by reading a fiction novel and later moving into more challenging works, people can further the boundaries of their knowledge. However, as Carter saw, most do not perceive it that way. In this prose, Stephen Carter uses rhetorical devices such as: allusion, anecdote, and humor, to delineate how the amount of reading has decreased. In this work, Stephen L. Carter alludes to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This is shown by the quote, “The more of us who reduce reading to no more than an unpleasant obligation, the faster we descend toward the world of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451.” His analogy to this novel provides a clear illustration of how Carter envisions society’s future without reading.
The reason why I rank the argumentative essay first is because I needed to find out the opponent’s idea and rebut it with credible and logical reasons. I chose my topic, gun control in the United States; because I thought it was easy to find the argumentative points at first. However, when I began writing, I gradually felt it was hard to organize my ideas logically, which needed to be connected with the facts and data, to rebut others’ points. When I finished my second draft, I realized I had the wrong logical problems, so I revised my essay anxiously in a short time. Luckily, I finished it on
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, the good life means to me when life looks like a blessing than a burden. This essay aims to provide more than one answers about what makes people live a good life mean. Human beings, since their apparition is often misleading, 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.
Happiness is the value or condition of feeling happy, joy or pleasure. Many arguments, researches and studies have been made about whether money can buy a person’s happiness or not. Researchers state that only people who are living in poverty, unhappy or overly wealthy agree to the statement that money cannot buy happiness. In fact, it is how one works with their money that leads to happiness. Money can eliminate the struggle of money problems, which most likely outcomes to unhappiness, additionally, money can buy happiness as long as one gives some of the money away.
When you smile, you appear more confident and relaxed, attracting more people toward you. When you smile, you increase your chances of making friends and finding that person you want to build a healthy romantic relationship with. Your smile also has the power to make you succeed in your professional life. Career success depends a great deal on how you build and maintain relationships with the people you work for and with, so your smile (or the lack of it) can be a determiner of how successful you will become. Losing Your Smile But how do you smile when you do not feel very confident about the state of your teeth?
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. According to the article “The Madness of Materialism,” by Taylor who says that people today believe that the key to happiness is money or buying things for yourself.
A college education has higher benefits in the long run for better higher paying jobs. Some people think no matter what it gives them it just is not worth the cost. Although, a lot of graduates of college stated that it treated them well, taught them more and college was worth their time (Pew Social and Demographic Trends). Getting an education can be challenging but it is it is worth the hard work because of the money in the future. People that did not get a college degree did not get as much money
Income of individuals is the element that enables people to acquire what they need. To assure happiness, at least, people have to cater for basic and some common luxury. The level of happiness, however, may differ depending on an individual level of income with high-income earners suggesting increase happiness while those are earning lesser suggesting reduced happiness. Well-Being is a subjective attribute and as such cannot be calculated using any analytical method satisfactorily and people will be happy differently despite earning the same amount of income. Not only depends on how much you earn, it depends on how you spend your
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
Both authors offer useful information that can explain why sadness has a purpose. David observes that when one is already in a good mood, why should he or she push to become better when he or she is already satisfied with one’s self. That is the problem with many Americans today, they are on the search for happiness when happiness can often hinder his or her capability to accomplish his or her main goal (Begley
Finally I chose to put Cradle and All by James Patterson as my hardest book because frankly I did not understand it. I am trying to read more difficult novels, but I think I chose one a little too far outside my comfort zone. The plot is understandable but the language the author uses rather difficult for me to read. To sum it up, these books are all good choices and I would recommend them, but sometimes I just have to deal with what I can
I have been given the opportunity to complete extra credit by sharing my views on an article. I chose The Science of Why New Year 's Resolutions Don 't Work by Susan Weinschenk. The article is about how many people don’t complete their new year’s goals because the goals are too drastic and they don’t use “actual science to change behavior”. Susan stated how “to change a new habit you essentially have to create a new one, so whether you are changing an existing habit or creating a new one, the “scientific” method for doing so is the same.” So, in order to create a new habit you have to add onto an already existing habit or create a small new one. Everyone has hundreds of habits currently, so this part of the process shouldn 't be hard.
He also mentions that Americans are overall unhappy. McKibben states, “There have been steady decreases in the percentage of Americans that say their marriages are happy, that they are satisfied with their jobs, that they find a great deal of pleasure in the place they live” (35 McKibben). This shows that despite all of our material advancements, the United States has not moved up in its satisfaction at equivalent rates. Our goal of acquiring more wealth should not be our main goal. Our main goal should be finding other ways to increase our happiness such as spending time with our families and friends, working fewer hours, and appreciating what we have.
In Inequality and (Un)Happiness in America by Arthur Brooks the author talks about how when we feel successful in what we do, whether it be in a job or not, it can cause us to feel happier. This probably affected my happiness when I was in track because after you run a few miles you feel accomplished in what you have done. The author then goes on to say that if you feel like a failure you are more likely to be unhappy than those who feel successful (392). The reading says that if you earn something you will feel proud that you earned it and didn 't have it just handed to you. Money doesn 't bring happiness success does.