Essay about The Existence Of Happiness By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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The Existence of Happiness

Happiness is a hard thing to come by these days. Everyone seems to be worrying about what they’re doing wrong instead of appreciating the right. For some it’s their job, and for others it’s the way that they present themselves to their peers. In the novel Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, he says “Man only likes to count his troubles: he doesn’t calculate his happiness.” I agree with what Dostoyevsky is saying. We are all different people with different phenomena intruding our daily lives but when you sit down and think about it for a second, no one seems to be completely happy. It is because they worry too much about the negatives with their lives.

We all admit that we desire happiness. The success of living a long and successful life is taught to us from a very young age and has basically been imbedded in our brains that it is the goal of being alive. As humans we try and gain success as much as we can but it seems that in the society we live in, people that should be happy with the way that there living, simply aren’t. We seem to look at for the negative in any way possible but the question is, why do we do this? The way that I perceive this situation is that when there is a negative there is always a positive and in order to appreciate that positive for what it is and what it does for us mentally, we first have to view the negative for what it is. The only problem with that is that we do view the negative but we let it…

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