Tuesday, February 19, 2019
A History of Happiness
The concept of enjoyment is unmatched that causes controversies, some says it doesnt populate and others revere it. In this particular case one can empathize the facts of this phenomenon on the article A History of Happiness. In this article is recounted how the assure of satisfaction has changed with time. Furthermore, it is comp ared one against the other. It is mentioned how linguistics shows the happiness as the human material body seeks being well and how this relates to our concept of it. Every Indo-European language without exception going call ups back to antique Greek, the cry for happiness is associated with the word luck.It is quite credible this assumption as the author gives examples. This leads one to appreciate the way the ancient viewed happiness. For them it was given not obtained, it was what happened to us. as well as it was trustd blindly that it was short out of human hands. Therefore, the Classical philosophy main aim was concentrated on happines s and some of the most cognise ancient philosophers focused on it. Although, their view was that happiness could be earned. Moreover, it was survey that it was an outcome of moral comportment rather than an emotional state. So only(prenominal) a few would be able to achieve it.As an antithesis of the ancient view, the new-fangled type of happiness was transformed as right. Thomas Jefferson declares it to be a self-evident truth while George Mason speaks of the chase and obtain of happiness as a natural endowment. In this manner, gives a representative view of the concept. Which lead to an open abhorrent of any miscellany of oligarchy towards what it should be had by mankind. Then we have John Locke, an English philosopher, who said that human shouldnt assume that suffering is our natural lot. Also, that one should maximize ones pleasure on Earth. Hence we acquire the view of feeling good above being good.Theres a darker incline to everything and happiness is not the exceptio n. This new perspective make people believe that it can be acquired and consumed rather a well lived life. In this way it makes one think that it should be had all the time without any kind of effort. However sciences discoveries tell otherwise, they believe that some of the ancient views should be kept. This serves as a counter to the obsession the right of happiness has brought. People think if theyre not in happiness they are abnormal and it leads them to search for it in a non- materialistic happiness.Therefore its no wonder churchs are replete. The newly acquired knowledge serves me to get ahead explain my standpoint about the phenomenon. People become slaves of an ideal which it utterly nuts and in the end human dont take on from emotional frame of mind and therefore doesnt invite to exact thinking. I found this excerpt quite interesting, by that I mean it left me unsatisfied. It served its purpose, to leave unsatisfied and thirsty the reader. I admire his bravery for actu ally speaking of the unspeakable, as it dares one to actually entails our beliefs and actually climb up the whys of it.