Philosophy of Life Essays

1379 Words Oct 8th, 2012 6 Pages
“All that I’m after is a life full of laughter” (Life After You- Daughtry). Everyone has their own personal outlook on life. Some people feel like money and success bring them happiness, others feel like love is all they need. As Aristotle once said, "Happiness is believed to be the most desirable thing in the world..." (Aristotle) Everyone wants different things. I however, feel like you don’t need a lot to be happy in life, it’s the little things that count. Having your family and friends, and people who care about you, falling in love and having that person with whom you can disclose your trust with, helping other people and putting them before yourself, expressing your feelings and emotions, and living your life to the fullest every …show more content…
Another issue that one must learn to overcome is to express your emotions. No one should ever keep their thought to themselves, I always say what is on my mind, and I feel like by doing this it makes me more content. If sad, express this feeling, no matter how it is done. Human beings have more than one emotion and will always feel them at different times. One cannot eliminate sadness from their lives simiply because that is what they want. Without feeling sadness, one would not know the feeling of happiness. "We think many pains better than pleasures, since a greater pleasure comes to us when we have endured pains for a long time" (Epicurus 1). I agree with Epicurus here because he is saying once we have expierenced a lot of pain, we know what a little bit of pleasure feels like, and this is true. For example, if you are going through rough patches throughout your life and everything just seems to be going wrong, even the smallest little things, like somone bringing you a flower or telling you that you look pretty today, can make you feel satisfaction. One cannot reach happiness if they are not true to themselves and others. A famous philosopher Soreen Kirkegaard once said "Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own" (Kierkegaard). He believed that if everyone tried to be like other people that no one was being true to themselves. Going through life trying to be like someone that is not you, will not lead to happiness. If one never figues out…

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