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A famous philosopher John Stuart Mill once theorized the motivations for happiness He explains that there were two classes one was the external motivation from the hope of pleasing other people or God The other motivation was the internal which was to fulfill our duty He is absolutely right Everything we do is an attempt to reach happiness but what we do and the degree to such happiness is found is different with each individual Some people believe that happiness is achieved through wealth honor pleasure and virtue But the reason that we thrive for happiness can be condense down to two reasons We simply gain happiness from satisfying our duty and accomplishing in making others happy Captain Leo from Planet of the Apes will prove both classes of happiness motivations of John Stuart Mill Captain Leo is very loyal to the US space travel operation and when he was stranded on the foreign planet he has a great sense of duty to get off the planet and come back home But lets talk about what happen on the spaceship in the beginning When the astronauts use the monkey to explore the weird occurrence outside in the vast space the monkey gets off the track and disappears The monkey was not only Leos friend but it also his responsibility Feeling like he had a personal duty to fulfilled he disobeyed orders and went out to save his monkey If he would have saved the monkey he would have made this other being happy and fulfilled a duty making himself found some happiness He never found his monkey until the end of the journey when the monkey really found him The monkey was like a human being to Leo so it follows Mills class of external motivation about pleasing other people The alliance between Leo and the monkey caused the sense of duty for the rescue making it an internal motivation On the planet Leo
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