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Happiness Happiness is defined in Merriam-Websters Dictionary as a state of well-being and contentment Is it possible to obtain and conquer happiness In the short story How Lorrie Moore believes that lifes occurrences fall into a subsequent order and the characterization of sincere happiness does not fall into this arrangement For from time to time you will gaze at his face and his hands and want nothing but him but eventually love begins to fade Passion fades into confusion leading to boredom lies suffocation and a search for a reason to stay Moore 79 Does love always fade off into the distance Is pessimism a way of life Or could it be that this negative order reveals the fate of only a small amount of people leaving millions in a world of happiness Moore refers to attempts in life as tries that sputter and deflate like balloons Moore 79 Although many goals in life do fail it is wrong to believe that no matter how hard one tries the attempt will turn out pointless One should not give up because love and happiness can over power doubts and failure The meeting of ones significant others family can be a large chore and sometimes a difficult experience Moore speaks of a horrible situation where the family obviously does not like the mans girlfriend The familys eyes find themselves staring at the unknown person but quickly look away when noticed Moore 79 This situation can be avoided and does not always occur It is possible that a family appreciates ones significant other and speaks to this person with acceptance and appreciation Sometimes in relationships love can lead to an opening of new opportunities and interests One finds himself participating in activities that relate to their significant others thoughts and feelings The individual wants to ignite a deep conversation and hopefully find approval In How the narrator becomes angry that her confidant does not have any
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