My Beliefs

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We human beings are different from each other and so our beliefs. I have mine while you have yours and these beliefs of mine are the foundation of who I am. How do I view life? This is the question in my philosophy class that I need to answer. As I was thinking how to answer this, a cartoon character suddenly pop into my mind: JACK FROST. I remember a line from the movie Rise of the Guardians, Jack Frost said to the child, “I know your scared but don’t worry, were gonna have a little fun instead. That’s it! That’s my center. Fun!” I cannot forget what he said because it made me realize that each and everyone of us have our own center where we can pattern our life. At that moment I asked myself, what is my center? Then it struck me, Happiness! That is why I am touched with those lines because I can see myself. Life for me is happiness. Now that I have the answer to that question, how do I view life, my thoughts went 12 years ago.

When I was a little girl there was one event where my mother and I went to a store. In that store I saw a doll house and I said to my mother “I want to buy that doll house it will make me happy.” My mother responded “We don’t have enough money to buy that”, and I said out of innocence “let’s just get it, anyway they won’t see us.” My mother just smile and said “Material things cannot make you happy especially if you acquire it by doing bad. They can give you pleasure but it won’t last.” From then on that statement becomes the pillar of my moral character. This is what the Nichomachean Ethics is trying to teach us, “He is happy who lives in accordance with complete virtue and is sufficiently equipped with external goods, not for some chance period but throughout a complete life.” Happiness is not easy to achieve it involves some sort of sacrifice. In my elementary years I always hate to do my assignments because I view it as an…...

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