The reason everyone does everything is to make themselves happy. Happiness is getting what you want. You eat a tasty meal. You wanted to experience that good taste and become full instead of hungry; it made you happy. You have a family that you love and care about, that family and that love is something you want; it makes you happy. You do drugs. The feelings and experience are something that you want, they make you happy. However, when you get addicted, use up lots of your money, go to jail and or die at a young age, those are things you don’t want, so they make you sad. So in total, it can be said that they made you more sad than happy. There are two types of happiness. Let’s call the first one emotional happiness. Emotions are some, but not all, of the examples of emotional happiness. They are anything that feels good. Some examples are the emotion of happiness (how you feel when something good happens), the feeling of resting after running hard, the emotion of excitement, an adrenaline rush, hearing a song that sounds good, feeling something that feels good (like going to bed with a very cozy blanket) and becoming full when you are hungry. Pain, sadness, fear, a bad taste and a bad sound (like scratching on a chalkboard) are examples of emotional sadness.
However, something that may cause emotional happiness for one may cause emotional sadness for another. An example would be if a little child watched a scary movie, he would get scared and probably start crying. He felt the same fear as what a teenager would feel. However, he doesn’t like that emotion, but a teenager does. So it would cause emotional sadness for the child but emotional happiness for the teenager. The other type of happiness we will call logical happiness. If you could choose to save a person’s life or do a harmless legal drug that made you feel extremely good, you would choose saving the person’s life. (I picked the example of a drug because it is the best example of something that makes you feel good even though you don’t have a reason for feeling good).
I decided to write my paper on Mill for two main reasons. The first deals with happiness and virtue and his take on these things. I would first off like to state my disagreements with his ideas and then I will speak of my agreements. Mill contends that a less intelligent individual can not be as happy as one with a greater intellectual capacity. He also states that you would not be happy as swine ...
Saving the person’s life would make you feel happy, excited and relieved. However, you knew that the drug would make you feel ten times more happy, excited and stress-free. The reason is because saving the person’s life gives you logical happiness. Even if you didn’t get any emotional happiness from saving the person’s life, you would still want to do it. You can only get logical happiness from things you are aware of. So let’s put it all together. A person uses their lunch money to buy someone else lunch. They will get logical happiness because the other person is able to eat and they want the other person to be happy. Usually when a person gets logical happiness, they get the emotion of happiness as well. They will probably receive the emotion of happiness because this act lets them believe that they are a good person. Giving up their lunch will give them emotional sadness because they will be hungry, and they missed out on getting emotional happiness of a good taste. They also may get logically and therefore the emotion of happiness because they think they are becoming closer to that person and increasing their friendship. This can only be the case of the person is someone that they see on a regular basis.
The reason that the person gave up their lunch is because they got more happiness in total than sadness. This is most of the reasons why people are kind. However, since the logical happiness causes the emotion of happiness and since there are more than one type of happiness that is gained by helping someone, it is hard to tell why a person does a kind deed. It is can one or a combination of the reasons mentioned before. Take these and the emotional sadness from hunger away and you are left with someone who wouldn’t care at all if they ate or if another person ate. By default, a person does nothing. It takes conscious and subconscious attempts to gain happiness for someone to be motivated to do something. The reason people are kind or mean is not because it is in their nature to do so. It is because different people want different things. Some people like thrill and adrenaline rushes; others like relaxing. Some people are very focused on their emotions; others are focused on obeying the Bible. If a person cares about getting logical happiness from helping others or by listening to God more than they care about getting emotional happiness, they will be kind.
There are lots of reasons why people communicate at work. For example, to share ideas and thoughts, to express needs and feelings, to socialise, to gain and share information, to build relationship and to maintain relationship, to understand and to be understood and to receive instructions, to give encouragement and show others that we care. In order to work effectively with children and their ...