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An individuals right to be happy and its conflict with an individuals responsibilities is a common personal problem Many people must make the choice between the two daily Most people have a set opinion of whether responsibility or happiness should prevail Sometimes people have exceptions to this opinion Some people would judge Tom in The Glass Menagerie as being right or wrong in his decision to take happiness and leave responsibility I believe that people have a right to be happy and that people need responsibility There may be a happy medium but if there is no one I know has found it Usually the best way to be is happy If a person is choosing responsibility over happiness they are of course unhappy When people are unhappy they tend to become disgruntled and unpleasant It begins a chain effect Other people become unhappy and make your life hades Also when people are unhappy due to responsibility they become lax People at McDonalds begin to spit on fries that sort of thing Nobody wants anyone else to become that lax in their responsibilities There are exceptions when it comes to people taking happiness over responsibility If a person has always and will always hate their job or their school something of that sort then by all means that person should go where they would be happier If responsibilities such as children are involved I believe that the person has no right to shy from his or her responsibilities to those children If someone decides that they dont feel well they shouldnt quit their job In The Glass Menagerie Tom had a right to leave Perhaps he should have made sure that his mother and sister would not be out on the streets with no income or watched from afar to see if they were doing well He was not entitled to stay and take over his fathers responsibilities and his mother should
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