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One of the toughest and deepest issues in life is the purpose of man This issue can never be simply answered Many historians have dissected the subject and have come up with many different ideas One of these historians thought to be the greatest of all is Aristotle He stated that each person has his own telos or goal in life Each individual human has there own purpose in life whether they know it or not Most people believe happiness is their goal Others such as Christians think that serving God and being accepted into heaven is the goal of lifeAristotle is thought to be one of the greatest historians Aristotle based his ethics on human nature Aristotle got most of his work from one of the greatest Catholic philosophers Thomas Aquinas Aristotle claims that everyones goal is happiness He stated that there is only one way to achieve true happiness and that is by living a virtuous life He said that if one is not living a virtuous life then they are not truly happy Being happy is one of the biggest goals in life Some people have tons of money and live very lavishly but they might hate what they do That is why many people choose not to become businessmen or lawyers some become policemen or priests If people did what makes them happy they wouldnt be so stressed out and there wouldnt be as many suicides Almost all of the people who commit suicide are unhappy with their lives This statement holds true with me because whenever I am happy I look forward to the next day and having fun in lifePeople who are selfish and greedy usually are not happy in their lives They dont really have a purpose in life except the desire for money But people who give and lead a virtuous life tend to be happy and strive toward helping others The wise statement give and you
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