Free Choice Of The Will By David Foster Wallace

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Living a happy life is the goal that all humans strive for. All our actions point us to a direction that we believe will make us happy. However, we must make the right decisions to live a truly happy life. Our decisions we make are based on the desires we have. We can desire
Human beings have free will to make chooses in life. Life is filled with decisions, that we make every day rather we are aware of them or not. Decisions are much harder than just choosing from right and wrong, because both choices have consequences we desire. We must choose what desires we give focus to and choose what we worship. Augustine in the book On Free Choice of the Will, writes about the different types of goods and how are decisions are based on desire of those goods. David Foster Wallace also focuses on our decisions being based on what we worship in the “Kenyon College Commencement Address”. A fulfilling and happy life is only achieved by making the right decisions, which is achieve by putting priority on the right desires. Augustine in the book On Free Choice of the Will, talks about two different types of goods. Augustine states that “it is clear that some human beings love eternal things while others love temporal things” (Augustine 24). Eternal things are lasting goods that can be held onto simply by wanting to hold on to them. Temporal goods cannot be held simply by desire. Examples of eternal goods are things prudence, fortitude, temperance, and justice. These eternal goods are goods
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