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Anthem: The Key Is Happiness Essay

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Happiness. Most people yearn to be happy. If people are not happy, what good is life? Without happiness, people are not living their lives the way they want to. Happiness is a way for people to discover their true identity. Working at something that does not make a person happy is pointless because they will have no enjoyment doing what they are doing, and no motive to continue. Face it, people need happiness to do everything. Happiness is a key part of most people's lives because without its presence people will never be satisfied with their lives, realize who they are as an individual, or accomplish anything substantial. Without happiness, people might not be living their lives the way they yearn to. This is a prominent part of the…show more content…
What is my freedom, if all creatures, even the botched and the impotent, are my masters? What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and to obey.” (Rand 97)
This quote shows that before Prometheus discovered the word ‘I’, or his true identity, he was not happy. Coming to a realization, he sees that now that he is his own individual and he does not have to conform to his collectivist society, he can be free and happy. He is happy now that he can own his own accomplishments and not have to share them with others, conforming to his previous society that he has now detached himself from. Equality 7-2521 now figures out who Prometheus truly is. People who work at something that does not make them happy are less likely to make a substantial accomplishment because they are not motivated to make an effort towards their goal. “But the only things which taught us joy were the power we created in our wires, and the Golden One. And both these joys belong to us alone, they come from us alone, they bear no relation to our brothers, and they do not concern our brothers in any way. Thus do we wonder” (Rand 31). In this quote the reader can infer that the lightbulb Prometheus has made is a great source of happiness for him. The lightbulb is one of the only things that taught him joy. Since he was happy when creating the lightbulb, he accomplished a lot and ended up creating a new invention. If he would have not enjoyed making the
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