Life's all about being happy and enjoying things

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MozartLink
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Life's all about being happy and enjoying things

Post by MozartLink » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:32 am

I'd like to share to you my best philosophy packet. It has the best, supporting arguments for my philosophy. There's a discussion section as well, which addresses the objections others have to my philosophy. There are 4 parts to this, and I'll give you the Deviant Art links to them. If you decide to read it, then give your response, and any objections you have to my philosophy:

Part 1/4: http://fav.me/dde0bsy

Part 2/4: http://fav.me/ddejmyf

Part 3/4: http://fav.me/ddf7adn

Part 4/4: http://fav.me/ddfx8kp

If you want a brief summary of my philosophy, here it is:

My philosophy says that positive feelings are the only way we can see things as good, beautiful, amazing, and magnificent, and that a life without positive feelings is no way to live or be an artist. I'll explain. Feelings are how we experience things. For example, feeling hungry is how we experience hunger, feeling thirsty is how we experience thirst, feeling sleepy is how we experience sleepiness, feeling pain and pleasure is how we experience them, feeling love (a positive feeling) is how we experience love, feeling pride and happiness (positive feelings) is how we experience pride and happiness, and feeling that life's beautiful is how we experience life as beautiful (which is also a positive feeling).

Perception and experience are the same thing. For example, if you're seeing (perceiving) the color red, then you're experiencing red, and vice versa. So, if you have a positive feeling, such as feeling amazed about a singing performance, that's the same thing as experiencing the performance as amazing, which is the same thing as seeing (perceiving) the performance as amazing. That's why, if our positive feelings get taken away by brain damage, a mental illness, etc., we can no longer see goodness, beauty, magnificence, etc. in anything, and that's no way to live or be an artist. So, if a clinically depressed person witnessed a singing performance, he couldn't see anything amazing about the performance if his positive feelings were absent. Since positive feelings are also how we experience love, happiness, and pride, we can no longer love, be happy, or be proud without our positive feelings either.
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Veritas Aequitas
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Re: Happiness is our only purpose

Post by Veritas Aequitas » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:17 am

Nope, happiness as merely an emotion and is the resultant of a specific neural algorithm.
Point is all the primary emotions are basically tools essential to facilitate survival.

However it is true 'happiness' is the more significant emotion but it should not be claimed as teleological and ultimate purpose for the human individual.

Emotions are like the balanced diet of nutrition, so a balance is needed with more weightage given to 'happiness.' As such too much focus on happiness can backfire in the well-being of the individual.

The essential of emotions including 'happiness' is they must be applied according to optimize the well-being of the individual.
Note Aristotle on anger which is equally applicable to all primary emotions;
  • Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry
    -with the right person and
    -to the right degree and
    -at the right time and
    -for the right purpose, and
    -in the right way,
    -- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
    -Aristotle
So 'happiness' is not the only purpose, but must be applied as above to optimize the well being of the individual.

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Re: Happiness is our only purpose

Post by A_Seagull » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:01 am

MozartLink wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:32 am
I'd like to share to you my best philosophy packet. It has the best, supporting arguments for my philosophy. There's a discussion section as well, which addresses the objections others have to my philosophy. There are 3 parts to this, and I'll give you the Deviant Art links to them. If you decide to read it, then give your response, and any objections you have to my philosophy:

Part 1/3: http://fav.me/dde0bsy

Part 2/3: http://fav.me/ddejmyf

Part 3/3: http://fav.me/ddf7adn
I am not too clear what your philosophy actually is. Can you give a succinct summary..?

Or is it merely the topic heading?

MozartLink
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Re: Happiness is our only purpose

Post by MozartLink » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:29 am

A_Seagull wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:01 am
MozartLink wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:32 am
I'd like to share to you my best philosophy packet. It has the best, supporting arguments for my philosophy. There's a discussion section as well, which addresses the objections others have to my philosophy. There are 3 parts to this, and I'll give you the Deviant Art links to them. If you decide to read it, then give your response, and any objections you have to my philosophy:

Part 1/3: http://fav.me/dde0bsy

Part 2/3: http://fav.me/ddejmyf

Part 3/3: http://fav.me/ddf7adn
I am not too clear what your philosophy actually is. Can you give a succinct summary..?

Or is it merely the topic heading?
My philosophy says that positive feelings are the only way we can see things as good, beautiful, amazing, and magnificent, and that a life without positive feelings is no way to live or be an artist. I'll explain. Feelings are how we experience things. For example, feeling hungry is how we experience hunger, feeling thirsty is how we experience thirst, feeling sleepy is how we experience sleepiness, feeling pain and pleasure is how we experience them, feeling love (a positive feeling) is how we experience love, feeling pride and happiness (positive feelings) is how we experience pride and happiness, and feeling that life's beautiful is how we experience life as beautiful (which is also a positive feeling).

Perception and experience are the same thing. For example, if you're seeing (perceiving) the color red, then you're experiencing red, and vice versa. So, if you have a positive feeling, such as feeling amazed about a singing performance, that's the same thing as experiencing the performance as amazing, which is the same thing as seeing (perceiving) the performance as amazing. That's why, if our positive feelings get taken away by brain damage, a mental illness, etc., we can no longer see goodness, beauty, magnificence, etc. in anything, and that's no way to live or be an artist. So, if a clinically depressed person witnessed a singing performance, he couldn't see anything amazing about the performance if his positive feelings were absent. Since positive feelings are also how we experience love, happiness, and pride, we can no longer love, be happy, or be proud without our positive feelings either.

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