Paper On Aristotle

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Adrianne Bazan
Happiness
February 10, 2015

I agree with Aristotle and feel that he is right when he says we should not equate a life with pleasure because in all honesty, that is not all that life is about. We focus on the sexual aspects of life or even the pleasure of having money and in the end, it is not yet satisfying. If you were to focus your life and the aspect of happiness on being happy because you “got some”, it should not define what makes you happy. To focus on what does make you happy in life is very important. The beasts that he identifies in his quote are the people who focus on just these aspects of life and take advantage of it. He tries to say that those who focus on the pleasure of other things, rather than on what is more important in life, are people who are qualified as beasts. It is one thing to gain happiness from being with someone just emotionally and another to be with someone physically. I feel as though a suitable lifestyle would be one where you are surrounded by positive energy of others and one that is focused more on what you could gain from life, not benefit from it. If all you focus on are things that make you feel good or “happy”, yet they can destroy you, you are not living your life to the fullest. You are not making yourself happy by tearing yourself apart with harmful substances. A lifetime of happiness should consist of good feelings and positive feelings, not ones gained from pleasure. In all honesty, at the end of the day…