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EDST 581 QRQ5 Yueli Wang “Crucially, citizens educated in the liberal arts are not merely being trained for jobs but for what Aristotle called “the good life,” one that involves cultivation of the higher human faculties for two distinct ends: thoughtful civic engagement and eudaimonia , that special Greek term for happiness comprising rich fulfillment through elaboration of human possibility.” People believe they have already known what the good life looks like. They do not attend universities to learn what a good life is but to gain the capacity or the leverage to pursue happiness. Material requisite comes before spiritual demand. In the past, this meant people needed breads to keep them from hunger and a shelter they could call it home. Only after that, they would seek knowledge or entertainment. However, the material pursuit now is an abyss with no end. People are so busy to purchase new products that they barely have time to reflect whether they are happy or not. We examine human nature so well that now the market has
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