What You Don T Harm You Case Study
Infinite diversity in people reveals the fundamental differential nature of us. Thus it is impossible to come up with a universal standard that every one would agree with. Although there are some qualities such as safety, health, beauty and money, that general desirable enough for most of the people to omit the minority, I still believe that the best way to measure one’s well-being is always to personalize to individual experience. Therefore in this essay I shall argue that what you don’t know can not harm you in the cognitive aspect, under the premise of the desire-fulfillment theory of well-being.
Imagine that Anna had a beloved pet dog which she got it in her very young. She has such a strong relationship with it that she even feels the dog is one of her family members. Unfortunately, one day during her absence for school, her dog came across a car accident and died. Her …show more content…
Whereas in Anna’s case, she will not feel the grief in the first place until she gets to know the fact. There are two reasons on account for this difference.
The first one is whether the objective harm is mental or physical. Things get more complicated when they associate with the mental status. It is not only because that there are usually more than one factors contribute to one specific emotion, but also due to that individuals weigh their feelings in various way. On the contrary, physical damage is relatively effortless to be both determined and quantified.
Another crucial factor is continuity of the issue. The death of the dog is instantaneous and irreversible, knowing that only bring sorrow and decline Anna’s well-being. However, the side effect can be chronic and can be cured if the patient discover the true