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Having gone though joyous splendors of the world or experiencing the fatal darkness that is brought by man and the planet itself can happiness coexist with misery and grief Or is happiness defined by the difference that it is from misery and grief Our happiness feeds off a unique source that consists of both positive energy and ironically negative energy The positive energy deriving from the satisfaction we achieve physically and spiritually and the negative energy deriving from the thought of the satisfaction being gone and no where near our graspMost people during some point in their lifetime often base their own happiness on others suffering The majority of these people may often find themselves doing so unintentionally Examples vary upon the individual In The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas the towns happiness depend wholly on this childs abominable misery 216 One common life example is the infamous people in Africa would die for that phrase because it creates an analogy of the life differences that an average American citizen has compared to that of a poor African citizen It makes the American feel better about himherself being in a troubling situation as someone else has it worseIn the short story the town is ruled with prosperity and a tradition of joy The narration of the story walks you through the life in the town of Omelas most notably during its carnival events The narrator begins to introduce you to how happy the city looks with the repetition of the word happy 16 times in the first two pages which makes it almost seem fake It turns out that the further you get into the story that the happiness of the people of Omela is centered on one childs misery That human is a small and young child deprived of its life liberties and is neglected by its very own community of happiness In the story itself this child is referred to as
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