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Can We Have Happiness Without Sadness Essay

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PHIL 1000B
Zubair Sirvary (213241435)
TA:Olivia Komoro
Can we have happiness without Sadness?
Dec 4, 2014
1,191 words

Summary

Can we have happiness without sadness? What really is true happiness and what is sadness? Can we say that you can’t have one without the other? Do we need to go through sadness in order to appreciate and understand happiness? People often ask what really in life brings about true and everlasting happiness. Some say that true happiness can be achieved through family; some say through religion and some just say good food. None of these people are wrong but one thing that is always overlooked in these kinds of talks is the influence of sadness .Every person from every background and culture usually has a different concept of happiness. As humans when we become more intelligent and wiser, than our level of happiness goes down due to the fact that we realize and question more the sorrows of life and appreciate the blessings of happiness less. The French novelist Marcel Proust said is best when it comes to happiness “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”We will go more in depth on this topic and see if we can truly have happiness without sadness.

Before we go any further, let us first question what truly is happiness? Socrates who is known as the spiritual father of ph...

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