Happiness Essay

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What makes a person happy? Happiness is an endless path in life. Everyone has a different opinion about what makes them happy. People have always been attentive to the issue of what makes humans happy. However, getting a large amount of money is a pursuit for many people, especially the young generation around the world. In the article, “Get Happy” by Walter Mosley, he states how, “Happiness is considered by most to be a subset of wealth” (87). Quote above explains how money is the first thing that comes in person’s mind that make them happy because with the money one can buy anything he wants. Money is one of the most important things in over lives because we need it to have a home to live in, food to eat, clothes to wear, and to get…show more content…
They didn’t have any connections between them. So it’s true doesn’t matter how much wealth one have but one can never buy happiness that comes from one’s family. Secondly, Money is limited, it cannot last forever. Money can end easily and it cannot be obtained easily either. Even if money could buy happiness, it would only be for a little because things tend to disappear at some point. On the other hand, strong family bonds will never disappear but will be always by one’s side, continuing to bring one happiness. In addition, Mosley states, “how most of those people [wealthy people] will lose that wealth before they die” (87). No matter how rich a person is but there always will be a time where all the money from the person will be gone. For example, my dad told me a story about this guy who was very wealthy in India but because of too much money he was too proud of himself and started breaking relationships with other people. He got caught in fraud for his business and everything was taken by the government. And just like that all the money was gone and there was no one by his side. In the article, “If You’re happy and you know it, You’re in Third” by Adriana Barton, she states about athlete names Ms. Bahrke who got a third number in Olympic game and still says “ I’m going to be ‘Mrs. Happy. [Getting married]’” (84). She wasn’t sad that she couldn’t get a first place but she was happy that she is getting
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