Philosophy Essay

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In a 750-1000 word essay, please respond to the following:

Analyze and explain Epicurus' famous proclamation: "Thanks be to blessed Nature because she has made what is necessary easy to supply, and what is not easy unnecessary...The right understanding of these facts enables us to refer all choice and avoidance to the health of the body and the soul's freedom from disturbance, since this is the aim of the life of blessedness." Do you agree or disagree with this assessment of the good life, and why?

In support of your argument, please refer to specific passages from the video (Alain de Botton's "Epicurus on Happiness---Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness," available on YouTube via the link below) as well as to your own life experiences and observations.

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In my point of view, I totally agree with the above statement as assessed by Epicurus. In
the explanation below, am going to elaborate fully on my reasons to agree with the above
statement. Also, am going to venture into different sources in order to critically analyze the above
thesis. Am going to address what is like to be happy and how to live a good life full of happiness.
To begin with, Nature has the power to increase an individual’s wellbeing as well as general
happiness. Nature is also made of infinity features thus an individual can easily determine what
can make them happy. An instance explains thoroughly how nature can make one to live a good
life full of happiness. Many people tend to believe that money is the key to happiness. But no,
flashing back to Epicurus life, many years before the birth of Christ, the great philosopher lead a
simple life, living in a simple house and eating simple foods such as vege...

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