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The question of morality proves to be a complex interrogatory Should I be moral If I should be then why Why is morality important to society An assumption can be made that morals derive from a purely religious perspective or the Golden Rule approach We are told that it is right to be moral This is an ineffective answer since it does not apply to someone outside the moral circle Olsen 79 This in mind there is really no way to prove this too a person who wants to know why heshe should be moral According to Olen the only answer to them would be because you are Happiness could also be included in the list of moral reasons I personally feel that this is the best supported reason for being moral Although there will be times when the moral decision will not be pleasurable it will eventually lead to happiness Morality is important for society as a whole as it makes life livable Now expanding on the happiness theory I will discuss the ideas of Aristotle Aristotle believed that happiness is the quality of whole human life We all have misconceptions about happiness Most of us believe that happiness is experiencing a lively feeling of joy or pleasant feelings We can be happy at one moment but not the next Aristotle on the other hand said that true happiness includes pleasures joys and successes as well as many pains griefs and troubles in ones life A happy life is not cause by the pleasures weve had nor marred by the displeasures weve had Aristotle also contended that children could not be happy as the requirement for happiness was a complete life For instance an old man looking back on his life and being able to say that it was good is happiness Aristotle defined the things that make happiness as health wealth friendship and good moral
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