The Article ' Love People, Not Pleasure ' By Arthur C. Brooks

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Thesis: Many people assume the things we are attracted to will relieve suffering and bring happiness The Article “Love People, Not Pleasure,” written by Arthur C. Brooks argues that many people assume the things we are attracted to will relieve suffering and bring happiness. In the article Brooks questions what unhappiness is, Brooks states that Happiness and unhappiness are related and they are not actually opposites. In the article Brooks mentions people assume that fame, money, material things and pleasure will relieve suffering and bring happiness. Brooks offers many ways that people actually are increasing their suffering and making their selves unhappy because they are assuming those things we are attracted to will help them. As evidence for her claim that many people assume the things we are attached to will relieve suffering and bring happiness. Brooks states one way many people try to make themselves happy is surrounding themselves with fame. As evidence Brookes gives two examples of people surrounding themselves with fame, Brooke claims that reality television has ordinary people who become actors in their day to day lives. Another example would be social media many people broadcast the details of their lives to friends and strangers. Brook explains that people do these things to be noticed wanted and to be loved. Brook thinks many people consume almost fake lives to make up for their real lives. Brook’s states in 2009 researchers from the University of Rochester

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