学习啦 楚欣 2015-10-26 11:01:20
We are in a selfish world today. We are so busylooking out for number one, so saturated by ourown problems, our own issues and our own little andoften petty concerns that we failed to see how allcould grow and being benefited by working togetheras a team. As far as I am concerned, the reason of the individual greed and selfishness wereactually caused by the faster and faster development and more and more competition of thesociety.
Some people yearn to return to the old and traditional values of respect for the family andthe local community in order to create a better world to live in. According to them , peoplewere more honest and warm-hearted and the manner of traditional treating each other wassimple and selfless in the past.
Personally, I do not support this view . Even in the past, greed and selfishness existed inour society. These two factors never disappeared since human have instinctive material needs,individual wants and desires would swell surely with the advances of life and society. Moreover,old tradition has its own limit and could only adapt for a certain period. I believe that the keypoint here is to create a better world is the way of formulating moral criteria and improving thespiritual education. For example, religions play a significant role in respect for the family andthe community.
To sum up, selfishness and greed cannot be avoided and eliminated, because they exist,more or less, in everyone's heart, even sometimes they contribute to the prosperity. Tocontrol them depends on the well basic education from every part of our society, such asfamily, communities, academic institutions, etc.
It has been widely noted that happiness is veryimportant to our life. However, what is happiness? Itseems difficult to define, for different people havedifferent ideas. Some people are brought up thatmost important thing in their life. They obtainhappiness from seeking fame and profit. Otherpeople are in pursuit of mental edification. Theyserve people heart and soul and find happiness from it. In my view, according to philosophy,everything is in process of development including happiness. We spare no effort to achieveour goal and obtain happiness from success. However, after that we have another new aim toachieve. There is no limit to gaining lasting happiness.
Then how to obtain happiness? I think true happiness can be got in the following ways:
In the first instance, true happiness comes from hard work. A student is very happy whenhe has gotten high score in his examinations. His happiness is the result of his hard andpatient study. Thus, happiness abounds in hard work.
Secondly, happiness is rooted in optimistic attitude. In our daily life, we should face a lot ofproblems, which may lead to setbacks. If these defeatist sentiments seize us, happiness will befar away from us. The only way is right attitude and sparing no effort to overcome it then youcan find happiness.
Last but not least, happiness comes from frugality. Many example display people spendingmoney wastefully for satisfaction of their desires may suffer from poverty in the long run. Soliving a simple and content life makes one happy and cheerful.
All in all, happiness is very important to our life. The good method to find happiness ismaking our mentality and physicality both strong.
The pursuit of happiness has long been the dream ofgenerations of human beings. They have alwaysbeen puzzled by the essence of happiness. What ishappiness? Is it closely related to one’s economic success? Will one’s financial success lead tohappiness directly? Personally, I don’t agree that one’s economic success is the onlyprerequisite of one’s happiness in life.
Happiness may fall into different categories. An old saying goes like this: “One man’s meat isanother man’s poison”. Happiness may mean being a successful and respected leader of acompany, or a stable and comfortable job in a large international company, or a big flatdowntown, a fantastic set of furniture, etc. However, happiness can also be a harmonious andpeaceful family, or a hospitable and considerate friend, or just a smile, a gesture, a hint. Infact, happiness may be composed of anything you could ever think of. At least, we may havetwo types of happiness: spiritual happiness and materialistic happiness.
One’s materialistic happiness is dependant on one’seconomic success, though not completely. Without astrong and steady economic background, one couldnever imagine an easy and simple life, let alone anaffluent and luxurious one. If you aren’t able toafford a house, a car, or even a book, anybodywould be horrified at the mere mention of this kindof life. Definitely, some people will feel happy rightaway if their basic demands for life are satisfied.However, we have to admit that these people stillneed to be successful materialistically to somedegree.
On the other hand, one’s success in economy may not necessarily lead to one’s spiritualhappiness. As we all know, money doesn’t get you everything and some even say that money isthe root of all evils. One’s financial success may be built on the sacrifice of time, health andlove, which are the three most essential elements of spiritual happiness. All of us are not newto this picture: a successful business man tasting loneliness alone with a broken heart.
In my point of view, one’s economic success is only one of the key factors of happiness, butnever the only one. To be happy, one needs to be both spiritually and materially satisfiedthough each of us may have a totally different picture of happiness.