Unit 2 Essay, Matteo Radoslovich - Matteo Radoslovich 7 Theology 3A Cardenas Temptations and Human Flourishing One of the most difficult concepts for

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Matteo Radoslovich, 7 10/11/18 Theology 3A, Cardenas Temptations and Human Flourishing One of the most difficult concepts for human beings to fathom is the true path of human flourishing. Some may think that it is to be successful, or to raise a family. Sure, material success and raising a family are both generally beneficial experiences, but the true meaning of human flourishing goes beyond the material: happiness through selfless virtue. Temptations, however, distract from the true path to human flourishing. People, specifically teenagers, are highly vulnerable to temptations because the teenage years of one’s life are some of the most fragile and developmental. Temptations most distract teens from the true path of human flourishing through the constant pressure to become materially successful and the desire to satisfy one’s initial urges. Teenagers are under constant societal pressure to get good grades, enter a good college, and get a job that makes enough money. Naturally, this is what teens mostly associated with self recognition and worth. But this, however, is not true. This temptation for material success is seen
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