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Unformatted text preview: Benjamin Nalder Anthro 101 Sec 1 Jenna March 16, 2008 A Good Life? What makes a quality life? Does it matter how much stuff we have or how we spend our time? If we compare our lifestyle to that of the African people, are we any happier than our brothers? I believe that true happiness and a full life are the result of accomplishment and spiritual fulfillment. As we analyze our lives, what makes us happy? How do we as Americans define a full life? In our consumer economy, much of our happiness is based on the amount of material possessions we amass during our lives. From a very young age, our children our taught to compete with one another in the clothes they wear or the latest gadgets. Are we happiest when we have everything we want? I don’t think that is always the case. I know many people who found happiness among hand me downs. When compared to those who live in the African bush, we Americans have many more material possessions....
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course ANTHR 101 taught by Professor Crandall during the Winter '08 term at BYU.
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