Prolonged solitude does not bring enjoyment to an individual

Prolonged solitude does not bring enjoyment to an...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Prolonged solitude does not bring enjoyment to an individual. To be happy, one must share his  experiences with others. No normal person can be in a cheerful mood so long as those who are  close to him are in a state of misery. Who is not pained by the tears and cries of a little child?  Whenever one encounters the signs of sorrow and mourning, he is bound to feel a sense of  compassion and of uneasiness. Wherever we go, and no matter what type of society we are  associated with, it is still true that the joys and sorrows of other people excite within our own breasts  feelings of pleasure or of uneasiness. This is not because of any selfish feelings we have toward  ourselves but rather because of the tendency in our own nature to be sympathetic toward the  feelings of other people. This characteristic of human nature is illustrated again in the case of the theater, where the feelings 
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online