Son By David Gilbert Analysis
Rejection can have really adverse effects on people, so the psychological immune system kicks in to tune out this negativity because its job is to preserve a positive outlook. In following this process, it can be concluded that a person can be happy because they live without rejection and with acceptance. This only further enforces the point that people’s happiness partially depends on their acceptance from others. It is said that, “Being rejected by a large and diverse group of people is a demoralizing experience because it is so thoroughly unambiguous” (Gilbert 134). This demonstrates that, similar to how Solomon describes wanting to be accepted by others was a priority in achieving happiness, when people are rejected by others, they experience decreased happiness. So, this only further shows how love, support, and acceptance from others only somewhat affect a person’s happiness. There are however, other factors that can be found in Solomon’s and Gilbert’s pieces that impact one’s happiness.
Additionally, one’s happiness can be dependent upon their self-acceptance, acceptance