First impressions are very basic and many times biased or totally false because you have yet to “scratch the iceberg of their personality”. That is where social standings come in, most people believe that the more people you surround yourself with, the more social you are, but it’s a mixture of that and also what random people think of you. Wealth, fidelity, and honesty majorly affect a person’s social standing, but Fitzgerald teaches us that wealthy people still have problems. It is said that money doesn 't buy happiness, but in fact money can provide you with a happiness that poverty does not provide. Now that being said there is some truth to that statement; seeing as money brings its own complications.
There are activities for everyone out there, no matter who you are to make you happy; you just have to get out and find them. Lastly, I believe the last key to happiness if to look at everything in the most possible way. If you look at everything negative then you will never be truly happy and you won’t have very many people who wants to be around a Debby Downer. Being happy is a choice, as Abraham Lincoln said,” Most folks are happy as they make up their mind to be” you have every right to be happy, its just up to you to make it
Kamala appeared trustworthy and reliable, but she doesn’t help Siddhartha goal of reaching enlightenment as she teaches about the world and about love; Kamala was an obstacle. Kamaswami was a wealthy merchant wanting to help Siddhartha get a good perspective on trading and economics, this would later lead to Siddhartha growing hungry for happiness as he loses all emotion in his everyday actions; Kamaswami, greed, was seen as an obstacle as it only furthered his goal. Siddhartha's son was born into a wealthy home after Siddhartha left and has been accustomed to people doing things for him. When he is under the care of his father, he gives him the door and never shows any happy emotion toward him, only rage. His son was an obstacle.
The Dream itself is never fully achieved, but the goals which it provides are. The Dream only pulls people to the point of emptiness and makes them believe that just one , more is the only answer. It enchants the idea of more, but once more is found, the enchantment is lost and the person is left incomplete. But Americans never fail to get back up and keep striving for more. It is the American nature to maintain greed forever.
The ideas of Astyk and Newton in The Rich get Richer, and the Poor Go Hungry, are will formed and relatable. However, our society is made up of a unstated hierarchy where the rich are at the top and the poor at the very bottom. We are not making any progress to change this system, it’s easy to argue that it probably is never going to change and “it [is] nearly impossible to figure out whether what we are doing is destructive or regenerative” (Elements of Arguments 517.) The more prosperous society gets the wider the gap between rich and poor get. Many argue that the rich should “share wealth” and for those of us in the middle to lower class, that statement doesn’t seem like much of a stretch especially if the thing most desired by the poor
No matter how great the future could be, we are still entangled in the past and seek to recapture what we once had, only this time we promise everything else will be perfect. The nature of humanity still consists of people thinking of ways they can benefit out of every situation and artificial relationships with “give and take” are still abundant everywhere. We are able to see people freeloading off people’s generosity and discarding them when their use has expired, for example, gold diggers, who marry people for their wealth and success. There are also still people like Gatsby, the “collectors” who want everything rare and valuable that they’ve never had before; mansions, hydroplanes and a beautiful wife/husband to admire it all with them. There are also plenty of people like Daisy, whose lives seem distant, unreachable and glamorous.
The cause of his downfall is his association between money and love; he believes that by being successful, he can achieve Daisy. However, money cannot enable him to travel back in time, and it also cannot make Daisy return his unconditional love for her. One needs to be clear about their dreams and aspirations, as an obsession with an unattainable dream will bring one to their
F).Despite this fact, the 1920s was a prosperous age in which many Americans came to enjoy the blessings of consumerism and excess. The perception of the American Dream was that an individual can achieve success in life regardless of family history or social status if they only work hard enough, but his wasn't always the case. Therefore, Fitzgerald used the different locations and social positions of characters to reflect the 1920s in his novel. The Great Gatsby to a large extent reflects the 1920s as the decade of exciting social changes and prosperity. From Word War one to the great depression everyday decisions were interpreted differently compared with to the past due to the occurrences that altered American
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. The people that say money is the key to happiness is wrong because you can use the money on yourself but it doesn’t make you feel better. People who don’t have a lot of money are happier than the people with
The intensions of self-fulfillment only contributes to one's own selfish pursuit of happiness. In the 1920s of America, people believed that only through sheer effort, will they achieve happiness. The life of an individual, then resides on the concept of this "American Dream". For this reason, society becomes the yearning of prosperity, but to only find it as wasted effort. In the novel "The Great Gatsby", the author develops the American Dream through a character named Gatsby, who has an extreme passion for hope.
Instead we get too wrapped up in the materialistic things.We all are just trying to find ourselves in the world, but we buy things thinking they will give us happiness. When that is not the case it just makes us feel emptier. The society is brainwashed into thinking we need something when we really just want it. We just get drowned in the advertisement that “more is good.” Morrie informs Mitch never to buy into this, and to form his own