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The Good Life Analysis

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YI- Fuan Tuans “The Good Life” is based on the notion that a good life is indirectly lead by inconsequential moments, considering how we should live our life’s. What constitutes as a good life? Tuan writes of five memories, including one of his own, stirring emotions that bypass color, gender, or individuality. Striking a deeper meaning within the human consciousness, happiness of varying degrees. The feeling of a being a child with the only responsibility in the world was being present untouched by time until maturing, and feeling as though you had somehow lost time. Remembering fondly how it felt to be a child unconcerned with the worries of the world or all that come with a simple fishing trip, and catching a fish. Playing outside naked, staying home from school because of an illness, or running in the sand on a…show more content…
These moments are relatable allowing us to empathize, and relate to how those small moments can lead into a lifetime of happiness, challenging our own perception of how “rich” we really are.
Tuan was born in Tianjin, China in 1930 the son of a diplomat. Travelling often as a child being educated in London, and later on Berkley California. Best known for his work as a humanist geographer, which is the study of traditional geographical with insight on religions, and social sciences writing over twenty-three books accrediting his ethos appeal. Tuan purposefully uses the expressions “good life” and “happiness” interchangeably. (Tuan. 461) Tuans outlook on life is questioning what we would consider a good life, or how rather regardless of modern differences. By using pathos, memories, or moments that seemed ‘ordinary’ show us his perspective, or understanding of life. In one
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