Life : It Is The Ultimate Meaning Of Life

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Many believe that being truly happy is the ultimate meaning of life. If that were the case, achieving the meaning of life would be much simpler than most think. In order to be truly happy, one must put that perspective into their life. It is all about the outlook. "Your life has no meaning." (Roth 15.) Every single person who has, is, or ever will be alive and breathing is in control of their own life. Every single person is in charge of what they want to do. Whatever route is taken, is the choice of he who took that route. Once this idea is programmed into someone's head, it is much easier for them to become more complete physically, mentally, and emotionally. Professor Bernard Roth of Stanford University is a true eyeopener in this topic. In his best-selling novel, The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life, Roth clearly demonstrates the idea of putting life into perspective with several detailed examples, observations, and demonstrations. He makes it clear that to truly succeed in life, you must follow Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle. Using this Triangle, Roth clearly supports his statement "Your life has no meaning," through Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. Another part of Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle is Ethos. Ethos essentially means ethics. When looking at this side of the Triangle, we can ask is Roth dependable? Can we trust him? What experience does he have? Professor Bernard Roth has been teaching at Stanford for
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