The Search For Happiness, By Ginny Graves And Ruth Whippman

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In the search for happiness, both Ginny Graves and Ruth Whippman present their own ideas and beliefs. I believe that Whippman is more persuasive compared to Ginny Graves through her use of arguments and evidence. This can be attributed to Whippman’s arguments being reinforced with evidence and her expertise on the matter. Firstly, the use of real-life examples and statistics by Whippman provides context for her arguments, thus strengthening them. This is achieved through adding a sense of realism as to how happiness should be experienced. Thus, it provides tangible means for people to grasp an abstract concept such as happiness. As a result, this enables her to persuade readers to take up her advice. For example, she draws links between the need to experience happiness with others through studies and real-life evidence regarding the lack of the time spent with others e.g., only 24 hours a year spent socialising (Whippman, 2017). This shows us the real-life implication of our actions in search of isolated happiness which has caused an unintended outcome on us as we are supposed to share joyous moments together. On the other hand, Graves’s arguments are substantiated with the use of academic studies which gives her the credibility in her persuasion. This can be seen when she explains that through guided meditation, we reflect on what’s happening now and thus are able to cope with negative emotions quoting a study by Michigan State University (Graves, 2017). However, this

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