Happiness And Happiness In John Locke's Pursuit Of Happiness

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John Locke (1632-1704) was a major English philosopher, whodevised the phrase ‘pursuit of happiness’, in his book An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.Greatly influenced by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, Locke distinguished between “imaginary happiness” and “true happiness”.Since God has given everyone the desire to trail the real bliss, majority of peoplestart a relentless search for it, but when they don’t get what they desire, they conclude they have been deprived of.
On the other hand, everybody on this earth is quite ready to take the credit for the progress that mankind has achieved. Religionists, scientists, politicians, philosophers and economists - are all quick to claim that humanity is grateful to them for the progress that is being made. But who must share the blame for the bliss that has eloped from the faces of the social beings? I believe that we ourselves are responsible and no one else. Honestly saying, we also have been responsible for failing to bring peace and harmony to our fellow beings.
Ecstasy is an asset composed of love, affection, care and social
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Serenity and joys are greatly misunderstood. If we have riches, we seem to have a platoon of friends. But they are our friends up to the extent we have money and power. The moment we lose our wealth and influence, it will be very difficult to track these people. But then the question arises that who can be our compassionate friends? Because the problem with the human character is that sometimes, when destiny favours us and feel that we can manage everything by ourselves and feel we do not need friends, the moment we quickly realizethat how wrong we are. At that moment we learn who is really helpful and who is completely useless. So, to prepare for that moment, to make genuine friends who will help us when the need arises, or from whom we can get good counselling is really a herculean

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