Sunday, March 3, 2013

Guidelines For Persuasion

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"Authentic happiness is always independent of external conditions. Your happiness can only be found within."
                                              -Epictetus 55-135AD

Based on readings and the video from class today, answer the following questions:

Be sure to respond in at least 2 paragraphs.  Base your response on the questions below. 
Write in complete sentences and provide the reader with concrete examples to support your statements. You may use the article and quotes from the article or video to support your examples. You may use your insight based on your experiences  and the articles/video to respond.

Once you have completed your response please pass to your partner. Please comment on a classmate's response.

What defines happiness?
In what ways do we as human consider ourselves happy? 
 Do you depend on certain things to make us happy?
Is happiness just an illusion?
Do all human beings have a right to be happy?

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