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Unformatted text preview: The man believes that he is leading a meaningful life but he is not. The true question is whether this man’s happiness is more important than meaning. I think that it is not. In my eyes, a happy person is someone who makes themselves and everyone around them happy. It is someone with a sturdy base and someone who knows how to operate his/her life while being positive. A meaningful life is seen as a life where your legacy can be left for others to enjoy. Having people remember you for something positive that you did in your life is more important than a happy life. Some of the most mournful people in history left a meaningful thing in which people respect. Edgar Allen Poe was depressed all the time but he left his poems, which to many people are meaningful. He is thought to lead a very important life because of it. The amount of meaning in your life is more important than happiness, not the other way around....
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PHIL 201 taught by Professor Woods during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Wesleyan.
- Spring '08