Happiness Quote Analysis Reflection

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Melanie Sunga April 7, 2011 Writing 8AP-Period 6 Quote Analysis Reflection Define happiness – joy, contentment, pleasure and exhilaration. Happiness cannot be seen nor hear; we can only feel lit, like the blissful blowing of the wind. “Happiness does not depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” –Dale Carnegie. This quote means that happiness does not come within what we’re signified for, or hat our purpose is; happiness comes within what we believe, anticipate, and what we choose to do for our own actions. What the quote by Dale Carnegie explains, is experienced by most people in this world. Many people strive for success on their pursuit of happiness. One person in this world that I know that has experienced this was Chris Gardner, whose story was expressed in the movie, “Pursuit of Happyness,” starring Will Smith. He struggled to search for happiness for him and his son, when they were poor and homeless. After Chris Gardner was evicted from his home, his mind evolved on the world around him. The thing that saved him and his son, was Chris’s intelligence with numbers and people. His mind set him to a higher goal in life; happiness. Many things we succeed in require our minds to be used properly. As said by our third president, Thomas Jefferson, “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. This quote is very similar to Dale Carnegie’s quote. It has the same exact message. The first time I read the quote, I didn’t quite understand it, but then I put my own situations in it, and then it became clear. I’ve always been a child of jealousy and competition. My theory was, to be happy, I have to make my parents proud. I never felt enough for them. So I became very
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