Aristotle 's View Of Happiness Essay

797 Words Jun 30th, 2015 4 Pages
Aristotle’s view of happiness is much different than the view of the average persons. There are certain things about happiness that most people would be in agreement with. In this paper, I will use the life of a well-known public figure and describe in what ways I believe that his life is similar and different to the views of Aristotle in terms of achieving happiness. Aristotle’s views of happiness will allow me to look at the life of this well-known public figure and understand why this life, which was full of wealth, fame and prestige was not able to find ultimate happiness. Before I begin, I would like to raise this question that will be the basis of this essay “Are we made happy by what we have in life or by who we truly are inside?”
Robin Williams, a world famous actor, captivated audiences in the roles such as Peter Pan, Mrs. Doubtfire and Hook. Known for his sense of humor and passion for entertainment; Robin was idolized and emulated by many and was regarded as one of the greatest actors of our time. He lived a life that many of us would dream of living. He was extremely wealthy, had great influence, worldwide exposure and of course popularity. However, deep down inside Robin Williams struggled with depression. This unhappiness caused him to take his own life in August of last year. One may question why a man with all that he possessed, could have possibly been unhappy. Our idea of happiness nowadays is often confused with pleasures. These pleasures are often…

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