Essay Finding Harmony Between Justice, Friendship, And Morality

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As Epictetus once said, “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” The search for what is just or what is right has become so prominent that it overshadows the search for actual happiness. Although some believe that achieving happiness can be a challenge due to obstructions that occur in life, it is possible for everyone to find happiness. However, Plato, in The Republic, and Aristotle, in Ethics, show that happiness can be obtained by finding harmony between justice, friendship, and morality.
What is the goal and main purpose of life? Some say to become rich and famous, some say to get an education, and some say to travel the world. But the thing that all of those have in common is happiness. People may believe that attaining happiness is impossible because of the number of challenges that arise during day to day life; maybe you aren’t rich and famous, or cannot afford an education or to travel the world. Happiness can be found in the simplest of things. This is an important aspect of philosophical publishing’s. Aristotle even mentions how happiness is the most important aspect of life, “And happiness seems to be of this sort most of all, since we choose this always on account of itself and never on account of anything else while we choose… every virtue indeed on account of themselves, but we choose them also for the sake of happiness…” (Ethics: Book 1, pg. 10).…

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