What is the "Good in life" what is the end goal?
What is the "Good in life" what is the end goal is perhaps one big question that everyone will always try to find an answer from within oneself. When a person is growing the ambition to achieve one or two things at a given time in their life drives them. At the same time, they will consider themselves not to have lived up to their expectations when those goals will not have been achieved by the end of that time. As a matter of philosophy, every human being will always want to live happy in the course of their experience, and that is what keeps them rethinking their program and choices they make in life. In fact, if anyone had the power to dictate their fate, everyone would love to live happily all along, and that is why people will always give a pleasant thing the definition of a sweet thing. This shades light in the fact that the ultimate desire of every person is to live a happy life.
Many philosophers consider that at the end of everything sit happiness and this happiness are the ultimate goals so that nothing sought to be achieved by living in that state is better than living happy. Anyone in the world today whether working at the highest office in the land or owning the biggest business in the world, if asked which is the greatest desire he or she want if he or she had one day to live, the most obvious answer to expect is satisfaction. A person that lives a happy experience amid the global recession or any change that tilts the economy unfavorably is still comfortable and that is because they have worked hard to live of that nature (White, 939). People shall be thought to work towards living a good life other than living abundantly with many problems that make the people in the family to live far apart from each other. Apparently, people all over the world have adopted some of the measures that see them bring up a manageable family size, and all this is in the name of living a happy life. Previously, people raised large families, and ended up struggling for the rest of their life. The departure from that culture is what people are realizing to be the best direction for them to live a life that is less stressful.
Any politician or leader who has been to the most coveted positions in the country’s leadership, when their time comes to bring down the curtains will confess to the fact that want to experience life away from that office in pursuit of happiness. This rings a bell in minds of people who thought that happiness can be the one making the decision for the country and leading the people. The responsibilities of a given position in an organization usually exert too much pressure on the leader of the same company and hence the manager will have to be patient with life getting better one day. Such people usually inside themselves are burning with the desire to give away from the professional lifestyle, and that has not been so easy among them. While everyone has the liberty to defend the performance said of him or her, it is general knowledge that whatever motivates someone will always ensure that that person can give the best of themselves.
Sometimes, when people fail in meeting their targets, they resort to blaming the small things that may have distracted them from achieving their goals, however, the build up to these goals requires of any individual to be focused and committed. The environment in which a person grows has a contribution towards living a happy life in the sense that, if the environment is not peaceful, perhaps, the challenges there require a collective effort to overcome and in that sense, one man’s effort to secure a happy life for himself may be far from close. For example for the sake of argument, if the conditions that one require to live happily include affordable basic needs like mortgage loans for decent housing, affordable medical cover for families, and good schools for child education, and these conditions are not met, a few people who can afford them will not be comfortable doing it. The desire to have these things done is for the sake of becoming happy, and the notion that people will become in order to have these things done is not true. Happiness is, therefore, regarded, not as a means to an end but the end itself. According to the words of Aristotle, he asserts that happiness once attained people cease to look for anything else so that if someone is happy he lacks nothing otherwise he/she is incomplete (Penzera, 2012).
However, whatever thing people want in life is joy in the end. In fact, this is seen in the sense that when a person has won herself the most attractive contract with perhaps the best contract terms at that time, as long as they are not happy with the work they are doing from that position people will not spare their time doing what they do not like to. People who recognize joy as part of their life will be able to appreciate the good things at their disposal and the same time keep their eyes wide open in case they see what they do not want to see. People who attached that value to their joy will do the unexpected, for example, turning down a job opportunity if it compromises their principles. For example, the best job descriptions are usually out to be proven, but from research these jobs are usually what they are said to be, and people who dare set their luck on such will always regret enough, and that is why people have learned to stick to their principles.
While we treat all dreams as valid, what comes in the way of every man’s dreams will either make or break those dreams. For example, the American practices of buying unnecessarily and wasteful practices would mould one’s dreams in an unlikely way. People have succumbed to some of the habits that make them incur unnecessary debts at the expense of good living in the coming future. For example, people are no longer saving instead; household debts are competing with the national debt. This affluenza as the writer explains has made the American people poorer. The effects of affluenza have dominated the ambitions of many Americans in the sense that most of the resources go to wedging war against terrorism thereby reducing people’s ability to live a happy life they want to live. Just like smoking, affluenza exposes the people to social remedies that will just, but extend their dependence on public utilities as opposed to pulling resources and living a happy life. In fact, it makes people prone to a wasteful habit of extravagance and that is irrational in the first place (De, Wann, Naylor, & Redefining Progress, 2005).
While trying to answer the question why people live the way they live, it is imperative to understand that the way people grow and the environment they grow up in nature people to ape a particular set of lifestyle, and work towards getting their lives in that status. For instance, a child growing the care of a military man or woman will have totally different ambitions in life as opposed to a child who is growing under the care of a social worker. The same can never be said of a billionaire’s son; the underwriting here is that, under ideal conditions, a child will have ambitions that reflect the way they are groomed to work towards living better and happier lives than was the case under the care of their parents. Without leaving behind the fact that decisions have consequences and people who work to become happy are very smart with the decisions they make in their lives. For example, when somebody knows that education will help create better opportunities for him or her in life, they will struggle in their education building a career that will help them access a host of job opportunities (Porter, 2010).
What people want to have to live happy varies from person to person, and that is why, a peasant farmer is happy when he can provide for his family all the basic needs. For a more educated individual, the meaning of a happy life is a different latitude altogether, being able to provide the basic needs is not enough for them perhaps, the addition of private business, private property as a vehicle for the liberal movement, and an influence in the decision in the field of specialization. According to other people living happily is defined by the help they give to the less fortunate in the society and that is where their satisfaction lies most. While living large is what other people who are financially endowed assume to be a good life they want, the same can never be assumed to be what everyone thinks in the sense that, not everyone has the luxury to spend. What makes someone else happy is being able to do what they like to do whether in career or anywhere irrespective of the terms and conditions of service and that is what makes them happy. For example, a doctor who is passionate about offering the service will always be happy, and that is the life they want to life and will feel accomplished just like that (Porter, 2010). What makes someone happy is what is considered desirable in the life of that person, for example, if someone desired to live a simple life that is free from scandals and any form of misdemeanor, it would be expected that he will be happy living so. On the other hand, if someone can reflect back at the decisions that led him to where he is today, it will be expected that he will be happy living that way because he desired all the options and is happy to own it. Sometimes, what people should do coincides with what they must do, and when that happens people consider themselves lucky and at home to their mind. In all the outline cases, all a person wants is to be happy and that pleasure comes with an effort.
In the confession article, the accountants in one of the firms cited cost the life of other people when they made the wrong decisions when indeed they had a chance to make the right one; the fact here is that people are bound by moral implications of their actions and for that matter, the results of a decision are begged to the morality of that person. Professional ethics governs business matters, and those ethics will in a way or another dictate whether or not, by the end of one’s career someone will be a happy man. For instance, where decisions are one’s responsibility, it is not a mantra that one very much depends upon that will speak about your character other than the nature of skills that one can demonstrate in executing their responsibilities.
Despite the fact that the questions asked to people at the workplace tend to create an impression that is not standard with the people in that profession, people have invested in their identity by pulling good results for the duties they are responsible for, and they do so out of their desire to be competitive and for the simple reason they are passionate working from there (Forsythe, 2009). In life, some considerations have made us understand the fact that pleasure and pain can never be reduced to simple physiological terms so that, accepting pleasure and happiness come by no choice. While in some circumstances, a pleasant thing will come after pain, everybody is trying to avoid that circumstance since it discourages the ambition in a young person seeking some motivation from his seniors. Therefore, it comes as a desire of every person to sacrifice something in their life to have a better life. For example, the best economies in the world today have their citizens enjoying a host of services built out of sacrifice. The same applies at a personal level in that anyone envious of a happy life will have to pay the final price which is to make sacrifices once and for all.
There is however slim difference between living a happy life and a comfortable life in the sense that, while living a happy life is an opinion, the other one is much of a comparison to the standards of living in a given place. For example, a comfortable life in the United States might mean someone can access most of the services that the government is offering on behalf of the citizens. However, some of the things that someone may want to access at a personal level may be challenging financially but at the end of the day that person can pay his bills. The cutting edge here is what matters to make life happy in a particular place apply to life there, and that is why first world countries’ problems are unimaginable problems in a third world country. For example, in the first world country someone will get bemused if they updated a status in the social media, and in the circle of friends no one commented about it. In the third world country that is not a problem enough to make someone thinking that life has come to an end.
Political leaders who are cognizant of the need to improve the living standards of the ordinary people in the country will be ashamed of allocating themselves salaries that puts the citizens into untenable tax regime. In some countries, the wage bill is too much for the citizens to bear and that has been criticized being the nature of leadership in those countries. In this case, living a happy life will come as a product of national consent and individual effort, in any case, people who plan to save for the future as early as they start to earn any money, will be comfortable amidst any economic crisis. When people learn to pursue long term as opposed to momentary goals, they create room for progression, and that is why, a saving culture ought to come closer to the people. The Chinese trust their systems and that is why they are able to maintain economic growth even when the world giant economies are crumbling. When everyone can save some penny, the government will have pulled some resources and before it can pay back to the stakeholders, it will have acquired other income generating assets. This cycle of pulling resources will eventually deliver destiny to the owners.
The world’s humble religious leaders who lead millions of people have sacrificed their time to serving others, and that is the source their strength. Therefore, the word good life in the end is a living word among every person who can dream to have a better life that is happy irrespective of the prevailing conditions at that time. For instance, elderly people who have retired from their jobs and are living at retirement homes are very happy since all they want is a stress free environment and that are all they can get at a retirement home (Berzoff, & Silverman, 2004). The essence of living happily is ensuring that a value is added to the each and every day that comes and we live in. So that, if this year one can secure a meal for the entire family and remain with surplus, that surplus should translate to some value in the next year and that is reflected in the improvement made.
Some of the things that people desire of themselves, the reputation that they build out of their relationship with others in the workplace and their commitment to their work are all aimed at keeping oneself satisfied. Satisfaction is a relative manifestation of happiness in a person especially when somebody feels that he or she are doing the things he or she are called to do in life. The fact that we are usually given that treatment, and the people who respond to us over this good life will tell clients to tell legislators to be strong in parliament. In the years gone by, the issues that citizens consider dear to their lives have been treated to an afterthought and that has castigated their commitment to forming a government that bites back at the electorate. The major blow though, is the fact that parliament has become a political cash cow where few people go to allocate themselves public resources extravagantly, and irresponsibly. The urge to put things in order is what has led to rebellion and the rising civil society agitation. All these cases have one common concern for the government to do their part in improving the standard of living and fighting for a happy living. In the Arab nations, some have gone as far as putting their live on the line to make sure that their children will be able to experience a better tomorrow although the magnitude of issues there is overwhelming.
In conclusion, happy life in the end is what every person usually works towards so that if at the start of thinks, the footing is not right enough, at least the ending is better than that. Not everyone in the society is privileged to the effect of being able to realize their potential early in time and that has thwarted the dreams of other people. Philosophically, good life is perhaps the last moment of everyone’s life when there is no hurry to make anything out of the time at one’s disposal other than living life the way one feels is good for them.
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