Why does everyone seem to think life is all about achieving personal happiness?

Isn’t that extremely childish and selfish?

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  • 7 months ago
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    I think it can be selfish if you act like your own happiness is the only happiness that matters but I don't think its wrong to want to be happy - its wrong to want only your happiness and not also the happiness of others.

  • 7 months ago

    No, it's a misunderstanding from the Bill of Rights. The "Pursuit Of Happiness" is for all, and that's where is ends for many. The pursuit of happiness for any individual, however, is limited when one's happiness interferes with that of another. Then, communication, and compromise is justified, and used well with self-control.

  • Esther
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    There's nothing wrong with being happy as long as you do your best to be kind to others and help them as well.

  • Yoda
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Aren't humans selfish to the core?

    The more pertinent observation is that happiness is like wind: it comes and goes, and if you try and grab it, you fail.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    of course it is but that's the modern American way!!

  • 7 months ago

    What kind of shallow people do you hang with? I've never known anyone with that outlook.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Happiness is a laudable goal in life.

  • Nous
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    But they do not so why base your view of others om your own sad character?

    All your post shows is you are borderline or worse depressive!

    you need to show your post to your parent and ask them to get you some psychiatric help before your problem gets worse!

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    It's called living the American Dream

    • Lv 6
      7 months agoReport

      good for you

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    What else would you suggest then?

    • 7 months agoReport

      Yeah. Proof of that Lord please

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