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Suffering as a means of portraying his redemptive

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suffering as a means of portraying his redemptive power ( Gregg 705 ). In this case, a person who tries to embrace suffering is the one who is ready to do more sinful acts that are against the teachings of God. Moreover, he demonstrates that suffering is the work of demons and Satan, and thus embracing suffering may be like accepting to be embraced by evil ( Gregg 705-706 ). The human body is described to be like a grapevine which is mobile and subject to exponentially various experiences and conditions that may be acquired by choice, but many are not preferred or consciously understood. “The mobile human terroir does not have the vine’s evolutionary advantage of exquisitely attuned sensory abilities that hold embodiment as constant awareness” (Muller 159). In this case, the author argues that humans need to learn through experiences such as suffering. However, embracing suffering can strengthen personal and communal terroir based on a common understanding, and it may also have a may influence the health of a person physically, emotionally, mentally, or socially (Muller 159-160). This may cause harm to either the victim, community or family, thus resulting in deeper levels of suffering that may promote depression in the victim. On the other hand, some people believe that finding success, wealth, or becoming fit make a person happy. These people feel so because they stop appreciating whatever possessions they already have. When a person continues searching for material things to increase his happiness, he or she will feel unsatisfied. However, research indicates that being happy is about
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SURNAME: 3 appreciating what you possess. It is more about one’s state of mind rather than the emotions they have about it. When one embraces happiness, he or she will start strategizing and speculating about the things that can make him or her happy ( Lewis 227-229 ). Continued overthinking will lead to more frustration and worry in a person’s life. Moreover, somebody’s happiness might lead to suffering in the other person. When one searches for happiness at the expense of the other person, he or she makes the others hurt in the process.
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