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already found God is happy; however, a man still in search for God is not yet happy. Augustine makes a connection between want and wisdom. He believes that constantly wanting will only cause the person to be foolish and unsatisfied, but he believes that there is no greater desire than the desire of wisdom. As he states, happiness is realized from gaining wisdom. AristotleAristotle believes that happiness that comes from virtue, is a teaching out of good morals. By doing good deeds, one will be able to achieve true happiness. He claims that many individuals see happiness as a goal, and once the goal is achieved, it becomes an ultimate end. As human beings we believe that money, honor, and pleasure are all the factors that constitutes happiness. However, these desires are just the end of happiness. One can practice being virtuous by incorporating rational principle as a function of man’s life, it will allow his performance of his actions to be good and just. There is no permanent happiness when happiness is depended upon the external things in life. For instance, drugs, a short term pleasure, are used to increase euphoria, but it can lead to long term consequences. In order to achieve a virtuous life, we must make the right choices. Aristotle states that mankind is constantly
controlled by their desires to seek pleasure, but it’s curable by constantly aiming to perfect and practice virtue. Human nature is rational, being able to reflect on ourselves is considered a high cultivation since it