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  • State Of An Individual's Happiness
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    Two Conception of Happiness In the article Two Conception of Happiness, Richard Kraut intends to discuss Aristotelian notion of happiness by distinguishing the difference concerning feeling happy and leading a happy life. The act of an individual having certain feelings explores their internal identity and the only person that can really understand his true feelings is that person himself. The conceptions of feeling happy and leading a happy life can be easily mistaken because they both deal wit...
  • American Beauty And The Virgin Suicides
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    Reality. Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary defines reality as "something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily". But what is real by today's standards? Does what appears to be normal equal reality? By looking at two different films it seems that the old cliche stands correct. Things aren't as they appear. American Beauty and The Virgin Suicides give classic examples of how "normal" and "happy" suburban life is anything but. American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes (199...
  • Happy Feeling
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    Introductory Essay About one year ago I had a life changing experience, a trip to a little town called Kerry on the outskirts of Dublin, Ireland. It was the most beautiful place that I have ever seen. Being in the presence of such beauty helped me see life from a different perspective. I was just going to be happy, appreciate what I have, be open-minded, not take anything for granted, and love everyone and everything. When I came back from Ireland I was truly happy, nothing could make me upset. ...
  • Best Kind Of Chocolate
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    Chocolate Happiness A smile, a laugh, a quick thought, starry nights, walking in warm rain storms, playing soccer, chocolate; these are all things that make me happy. It is be different for the person sitting next to me in my advanced composition class, but everyone feels it. Happiness is an emotion that is the product of an object or an event. It is something that makes a man in his years of aged wisdom stop, smile, and think of happy times. To me happiness is like a piece of chocolate, it is s...
  • Battle With My Feelings
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    Ellison's "Battle Royal" In Battle Royal, Ellison shows us various things to bring our attention to the pain the minority group suffered. In doing this Ellison shows us relationships between the torment they felt to our feelings for them. When the boys enter the boxing ring, they are shown off like animals. The woman dancing represents the sick pleasure derived from the boys' torture. Ellison shows us a picture of the human mind, in seeing something to lust after then watching young men being be...
  • Arlene Her Royal Blue Dress
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    Section 081 November 23, 2004 Miss Clairol In the story, Miss Clairol, written by Helena Maria Viramontes, was about a woman who goes to the store with her daughter to buy items for a date that she was preparing for later that night. Arlene, who was the woman that was getting ready for her date is a chicana (Mexican American) who throughout the story refers to things or events that brought a smile to her face as "sounding right". As I read the story I could not help but smile throughout the stor...
  • Feeling Of Happiness
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    Happiness is a state of the mind. The dictionary definition is 'feelings of joy and pleasure mingled together". A feeling of happiness is more than just an experience of joy or pleasure. It is a state of mind where the individual feels that "life is good". As Aristotle says, "happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence". I believe that everyone wants to be happy in life. One is abnormal if he prefers to be sad and alone. Happiness is something that ...
  • Course Of Hope Leslie Esther And Everell
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    If you want to figure out who the hero is in Hope Leslie you first have to understand the meaning of what a hero is. There are many possible definitions of what a hero could be. A hero could be someone who physically rescues someone, or it could be someone who assists another in a task that is important to that one person. A hero could also be someone who sticks to their principles and is a good person, worthy of being looked up to by others. This last definition is the one that I will be focusi...
  • The Happy Man By Najib Mahfouz
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    The story by Najib Mahfouz called The Happy Man is a story that has great meaning. It is about a man who is a writer for a newspaper company and one morning he awakens and decides that he is very happy. He decides that he life is perfectly happy. Throughout the day he makes many decision and there is a sequence of events which are based on the fact that he has perfect happiness in his life. In fact it is the theme of the story. In my opinion perfect happiness is impossible and the man in this st...
  • Pirandello Likens Pardi To The Chair
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    The objects and characters of this story are quite symbolic, of each other and of ideas. Pirandello likens Pardi to the chair, yet shows how they differ. He also shows how small, seemingly insignificant occurrences drive Pardi mad. After Pardi awakens and contemplates his loss, he thinks about and likens himself to the chair he resided in when the story began. Pardi feels that all is lost and that he has been reduced to nothing, that "there was hardly any difference between himself and the big c...
  • Love Happiness
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    Love is a very controversial word. People sometimes use it for things that don't really express its true meaning, Sometimes people tell someone they love them when they even really don't know what it is to love. I mean its not bad if somebody were to say it, but maybe a select few could think about what it means before they do. Love is defined in the dictionary as- A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of att...
  • Development Of Duty Toward General Happiness
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    John Stuart Mill was born in London on May 20, 1806. He was educated entirely by his father, James Mill, and was deliberately shielded from other boys of his age "He was never permitted to meet a boy of his own age, so that he should not realize how different from other boys he was. He never played cricket. He was a grown-up en miniature feeling a grown man's responsibility, and more, for country and humanity" (John Stuart Mill the Man 15). He was subjected to intellectual discipline. As a resul...
  • Feelings Of Our Self Of Our Ego
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    Civilizations and Its Discontents: Chapter 1 In chapter one of "Civilizations and Its Discontents", Freud says a friend explained to him the "oceanic" feeling. My interpretations of it are; you can see life, appreciate it, feel overwhelmed by it, and call that feeling religious, but have no belief. It actually means feeling like you are a part of everything. I don't think I have ever had the feeling of being a part of everything, but I have seen things before that took my breath away and gave me...
  • Most Important Virtues A Person
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    Occasionally, thereAsdfa By Occasionally, there comes a time in everyone's life when they ask themselves if they have a purpose. This question is not easy to answer, but can only be answered by the person themselves. I once asked myself this very question. My purpose in life is simply to live. My answer to this question may be wrong, may look simple, and you may even laugh at it, but it means much more than it seems. The term "to live' has many meanings to me. Love, happiness, charity, and justi...

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