Essay about Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness

1373 Words Oct 12th, 2015 6 Pages
In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote that every single person has the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. Well it’s interesting that he put “the pursuit” of happiness because happiness isn’t something that is guaranteed or something that can be bought. You have to bring happiness to your life by whatever means necessary. Whether it be music, art, literature, exploring, or just learning more about the world around us. For me personally there are three main sources that bring me happiness and just overall joy my family, work, and my best friend Caleb.
When I was eighteen years old I had just returned from an internship for a research and development firm in Anaheim California. When I got back for some reason me and my parents were arguing exponentially more than usual. We fought in the car, at home, in the morning, at night, by ourselves around others. In summary, we fought sixteen hours a day seven days a week. After two short weeks of being back I couldn’t handle it and decided to leave home for a while. I left to Florida to stay with an old friend of mine and decompress for a while. Just relax and try to find myself. After about a week I got a phone call from my brother asking me where I was and what I was doing. I told him everything and he convinced me to move out to Lubbock and come live with him and come study. Unfortunately, I didn’t talk to my parents for about four months after that. I grew up very quickly in those four months.…

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