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  • One's Own Happiness
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    Responsibility and Duty as they Relate to The Awakening Most cultures put heavy emphasis upon responsibility and duty. The culture portrayed in Kate Chopin's book The Awakening visibly reflects a similar emphasis. The main character finds herself wanting to stray from her responsibilities and embrace her intense desire for personal fulfillment. Edna's choice to escape shows two elements: rebellion to the suppression of her adventurous spirit and the lack of 'fulfillment' in her relationship. Alt...
  • Else's Happiness For Your Own Happiness
    963 words
    Would you sacrifice the happiness of another for your own happiness? Would you turn your cheek to a child in need if it would renounce your own rapture and change your life completely? Unfortunate to the way I was brought up and to my usual standards of thinking, I would have to answer these questions with a saddened 'yes. ' I must admit that my happiness, my success, and my prosperity are most important to me. These are the aspects of my life that I care most about. Not a day goes by where I do...
  • Quote By Ayn Rand
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    Anthem Essay As one reads Ayn Rand's significant quotes from the story of anthem, there is always a main theme that is trying to escape, just as Prometheus escaped in her story. All three of the listed quotes work as a trio to sing that We; as society, works to defeat individuality. The quotes emphasize that we cannot survive without individualism and being alone brings out our unique personalities. It is true that all the quotes work as one, but at the same time they have their own individualis...
  • Prisoners Of Our Own Belief
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    Are we or are we not the prisoner or our own conceptions? In the cave allegory, Plato describes the human condition as a type of blissful ignorance. I agree with Plato that we are prisoners of our own belief. In this essay, I describe my own opinions and issues to answer some of the questions. The first question that I would like to discuss is, Are we prisoners to our own beliefs and notions of truth? I believe that we are prisoners to our own beliefs because since childhood different beliefs an...
  • Skittles In The Sunshine
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    There is an ever-growing problem with our world; unhappiness. Unhappiness has plagued everyone at a time or two, sometimes even more. Because of this our world is suffering enormously: shootings, hate crimes, and wars area few results of this widespread unhappiness. One might say there is no hope for our world, but there is. To end this unhappiness everyone should eat Skittles, own a goldfish, and get plenty of sunshine. One may ask, what can Skittles do? When the question should be what can not...
  • Happy And Biff
    466 words
    Happy Loman: A Living Disgrace In Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Happy Loman is distinguished by his exorbitant insecurity. He constantly relies on other people's opinions to make his own decisions. His degrading attitude towards women makes him an immature man. The reason his is so insecure is because of the example that is set by his father, Willy. Happy is always following the opinions of other people. Whether it's his father Willy, or his mother Linda, he consistently makes sure that h...
  • Contented Individuals On The Other Hand
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    The secret to happiness Not everyone believes that the person who dies with the most toys win; there are those that believe that happiness is a state of mind. In the present social order where success has become synonymous with contentment, the definition of happiness has been redefined. Although wealth can make an individual feel fulfilled, some still believe that material possessions do not equate to happiness. Overachievers have the constant desire to possess everything. Their very existence ...
  • Different Belief Toward Happiness
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    Our life is full of problems. Reasoning is a usual way to response to problems which we concern about. We reason in response to everyday problems. For instance, asked by friends to go out dinner at a time when we have planned something else, we must decide which one is more important for us at that moment of time, and whether to decline or to adjust our schedule. Reasoning appropriate to problems like this has often been called practical. Practical reasons might be said to be reasons for acting,...

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