The Importance Of Personal Life Goals

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In paper 1, I mentioned that achieving personal life goals is the highest good and morality is determined by the number of people considering an action good. Happiness is not the highest good because there exists people who make decisions like suicide that do not aim at happiness. If happiness is the highest good then no one would make any decisions that do not bring him happiness. In addition, life goal is a goal that one believes it is worth to spend his life to achieve. For example, in history many scientists such as Marie Curie contribute their whole lives to science. A single person can have more than one life goals and the goals are variable. To find a meaningful goal one has to spend many years accumulating different experiences, and …show more content…
I mentioned that the highest good is not happiness but personal life goals. Now, I think it is better to describe that the highest good is happiness, and happiness is in proportion to the safeness and the quantity one spends in achieving a desire. Different goals in one’s life can be seen as different desires in different times and the achievement of goals leads to happiness. In most of the cases, one has to spend more time, more work, and more money to accomplish a long term goal than achieving a short term goal. For example, to be a qualified doctor one has to maintain good a performance in academic in college, so being a doctor as a long term desire gives more happiness than keeping performing good in only one semester gives. Therefore, if one is willing to spend his whole life to pursue a desire, a life goal as I mentioned, he will keep attaining happiness when he is closer to his goal and get extremely huge happiness once he achieves …show more content…
In a society, people have to interact with each other, and in many times achieving a goal needs other people’s help. For example, a scientist who wants to contribute his life to science needs a lot of help from his cooperators, his assistants, and many other people. If he tries to steal money from the research budget and is known by others, he will lose many helps and his research will become more difficult. In the opposite, a honest businessman is easier to attract more customers. In this case, assume that the businessman has a desire to make profit from his business. Being honest is moral because lying breaks the social contract and is immoral. In the example, the businessman achieves his goal of making profit and get happiness easier because of his honesty. In short, being a moral person itself does not directly lead to happiness, but doing immoral things makes the attainment of desire

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