Since about the mid 1980’s there has been an ongoing discussion that has split opinions around the country; are video games hazardous to children? Recent surveys show that one in every three homes own some kind of video game system. It is a well-known fact that these systems are a popular pastime of the nations children, but are they doing more harm than good?
One of the major disadvantages of video games is time consumption. Studies show that the average American child spends about 10 hours a week playing video games. This is valuable time that could be spent on other, more important things. A lot of parents surveyed by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) reported that their children’s basic responsibilities around the house were some times left unattended because of video game play. This could lead to very frustrated parents and poor grades in school. Also, this time spent sitting and not exercising ca
Some people around the country think that video games are just “games” and are fine for kids. They state that games increase hand-eye coordination and logical thinking and creativity, but these are very lousy claims. Hand-eye coordination can be increased by many other activities other than video games. Sports are great activities that increase hand-eye coordination, as well as help children exercise. As far as logical thinking and creativity, there are hundreds of activities that will stimulate that process. Playing with puzzles, board games with family members, painting, even a rubrics cube would do the job, and who’s ever paid $1000 dollars for a rubrics cube? So, there are many alternatives to video games that are not only beneficial but also inexpensive.
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Even though these game systems are a favored pastime of children, their time spent on them should be drastically reduced or cut out all together. Doing this would not only save a lot of money o
What is Happiness? Happiness is but a belief, an idea, a theory; but theories, beliefs, and ideas have the possibility of being wrong. According to Aristotle happiness is an end, an end result of all the things a person does. Everything everyone does is for a reason, to achieve something else. Aristotle believes that the “something else” is happiness. What is happiness then, what constitutes Happiness? A happy man, Aristotle would say, is the man who has everything he really needs. He has those things which he needs to realize his potentials. In realizing his potentials he achieves happiness. That is why Aristotle says that the happy man wants nothing.
Happiness is desirable in itself and never for the sake of something else. But honor, pleasure, reason, and every virtue we choose indeed for themselves, but we choose them also for the sake of happiness, judging that by means of them we shall be happy. Happiness, on the other hand, no one chooses for the sake of these, or, in general, for anything other than itself. Happiness then is something final and self sufficient. This leads Aristotle to his definition of the happy life as a life made perfect by the possession of all good things such as wealth, friendship, knowledge, virtu
virtue – all these are constituent parts of happiness. And Happiness is the whole good of which they are component parts. That is how happiness is related to all other goods. This can be tested in a very simple way. Suppose someone asked you why you wanted to be healthy. You would answer by saying: because being healthy would enable you to do the kind of work you wanted to do. But then suppose they asked you why you wanted to do this kind of work? Or why you wanted to acquire some wealth? Or why you wanted to learn things? To all such questions your ultimate answer would be: because you wanted to become happy. But if you were then asked why you wanted to become happy, your only answer would be: because you wanted to become happy.
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It can be agreed upon that virtues, and pleasures bring happiness because happiness is an end result of these things. But situations can change your definitions of what virtues and pleasures bring you happiness. Thus stating that happiness can not only be attained by having some virtues and pleasures, you must have possessions of all virtues and pleasure to be truly happy and stay that way. However does that imply that is you lack some virtues and pleasure, you can never be truly happy. For example: a poor man can never be truly happy, a sickly man can never be happy. Can anyone ever be happy? According to Aristotle the can be happy and lead a happy life. If a man adheres to virtues ad pleasures there is no reason for him not to attain happiness. Aristotle also makes a point about “moral virtues”: not lying, not taking a persons life, and other morally right things. Being morally virtuous is a way of leading a happy life. By not stealing, or killing, or lying; one can be content in knowing he is good thus bringing happiness. But can this possible to its absolute definition, can some lead his life without lie. If you are put in a situation where you must lie to save a life, would you be able to find happiness even though you are not morally virtuous? If this is possible then is disproves Aristotle’s belief that you must be “morally virtuous” to be happy. To further illustrate this point we shall create a realistic situation: Let say if you have a friend which is being chased by a mad man, and you promise to your friend that you will not revea