HU300-20_Unit_7_Project_HallHawkins

HU300-20_Unit_7_Project_HallHawkins - H appiness Is there...

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Happiness Is there really such a thing? I interviewed a coworker and a relative and asked them their thoughts on happiness and life in general. I have included a transcript of those interviews as well. Stephanie HallHawkins HU300-20 Unit 7 Project 3/21/2011
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I have my own opinion on what happiness is and I do believe that it is achievable. However for this paper I have interviewed two people that are a part of my life in different ways. First I would like to introduce you to my husband and the father of my children, Brian is 37 years old and is currently working as a janitor at a catholic school and church. Brian grew up in Boston, Massachusetts the youngest of four children and the only boy. His parent’s relationship was shaky at best and when he turned 15 his mother moved him to Detroit, Michigan where he attended high school and learned that he was dyslexic, he then went to Wayne State University. After only one year at Wayne State he left school and went to a technical institute where he learned to repair computers and printers. He opened his own business supplying other businesses with computer and printer repair and maintenance. He had a partner that eventually caused them to lose the business and he then chose to seek employment elsewhere. He moved to Chicago, Illinois and found a job working in the IT department of a chemical plant. This is where he was working when he met his future wife. I asked him to reflect on his life before he met me and he described it as empty. When I asked him if he was happy he stated that he thought he was.
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When I then asked him to define happiness he said, “Having a good life.” I will elaborate that he feels that his life now is good even though we no longer have our high paying jobs and live in the big city. A little over a year ago we made the choice to leave it all behind for a simpler, slower paced existence in a small town in
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