Darrin M. McMahon states in his article in In Pursuit of Unhappiness that happiness is more than pleasure and good things.(11) It is morally to dwell on your own happiness is sure to make you unhappy. In his article, Mill claims that you should be more productive and do things that matter.
Mill develops his argument by writing those only are happy who have their minds focused on some object other than their own happiness if you ask yourself if whether you are happy, that’s when you cease to be. The purpose of Mill’s essay is to persuade us not to look for happiness, in order to be happy. His intended audience is probably young well educated adults. Mills says “Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way” (12). We shouldn’t spend our time dwelling on finding our own happiness. By having our minds so focused on …show more content…
We shouldn’t stress about finding, looking, or pursuing happiness. It should come to us, as we live our lives and do things with others around us. As we do things, as we talk to others and make memories is when we will find our true happiness. It will come along as you go through your days, happy moments will come. Some might argue that we must be focused if we are happy or not because in McMahon’s article he states “The right laid out in our nation’s Declaration of Independence- to pursue happiness to our hearts’ content-” (section 2). However, Mills way of happiness may not work for everyone. In summary, everyone has their own way of finding happiness therefore his argument is incorrect..
This is important because we all find happiness on our