19.According to Mill, what does Mill think it means to desire something? (39) Mills views desiring something as the need of happiness. This is evident in his argument that one can see that when someone desires something it can be traced back to the fact that it is linked to happiness. In the case of things that are not directly related to happiness he argues that they lead to happiness which therefore means that they are directly connected to one’s happiness. 20.According to Mill, what is the best way to promote happiness? (38) According to Mill, The best way to promote happiness is by first accepting happiness in all of its complexity. There are so many ways to describe how man accepts true happiness. Happiness can be accepted in its true form. It can also create many extensions based on each individual’s goal on how to become happy. What makes us happy? Is it to become famous, rich, and powerful? Our desires can be extremely personal but at the same time society can put a certain value on certain things. According to the essay, Mill points out that the ulitarian standard tolerates and approves desires up until it becomes unhealthy “Injurious to happiness than promotive of it”. He believes the cultivation of love is the
“greatest strength possible”. This is the best ingredient in happiness. Desiring happiness is a part of happiness , in hopes to manifest happiness . If we do not seek happiness the result may lead up to pain. Pleasure and pain is based on our view of happiness. One cannot live without the other. We have the option to decide to be happy because everything is based on our viewpoint on happiness. 21.Discuss Mill’s view of money. How is it similar to his view of virtue? (37-39)
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 9 pages?
- Fall '10
- The Bible