Q. According to Epicurus, what are the ingredients for happiness? If these ingredients are so simple, why aren’t more of us happy? What obstacles stand in YOUR way? How might completing your college degree help remove some of these obstacles? Use the readings to help develop your ideas.
Watch “Epicurus on Happiness”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irornIAQzQYWhat are the ingredients for happiness? To what extent have you stocked your pantry with these ingredients? Do you think you could lead an Epicuran life? If the ingredients are so simple, why aren’t more of us happy?
Review the following an article “What is Happiness”
Meaning of happiness | Sources of happiness | Who is happier? | Doesn’t work | Common misconceptions
Read Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem “Richard Cory”What are the differences between the people on the pavement and Richard Cory? Why isn’t the speaker happy? Why isn’t Richard Cory happy? After reflecting on the poem, what does it suggest to you are the ingredients for happiness? (In other words, what will keep you from going home and putting a bullet through your head like Richard Cory?)
Required Criteria for Reflection Papers• 500-700 words (about one page single spaced 12 pt font) • Essay structure with thesis and organized paragraphs• Must make use of the readings through paraphrase and direct quotations• Proofread for punctuation and spelling (I will not read papers with spelling errors, and they will be returned with late penalties until you run the spell check resubmit)
General AdviceThese papers may be short, but they are not easy. You must think about what you want to say and be organized. Do not ramble or treat these like diary pages or forum posts. Use the prompt and write a thoughtful, direct response organized around a central main idea.
Keep in mind that ideas are easiest to follow when sorted out and organized into meaningful paragraphs. A paragraph has ONE main idea expressed in a topic sentence. That idea is specific and needs to be explained or developed so the reader understands what you mean. The sentences that follow the topic sentences are there to describe, develop, and explain what you mean. Use active verbs, precise nouns and descriptive adjectives to make your ideas clear and interesting to the reader. Connect your ideas with transitions so the conversation runs smoothly and is logical, and when you have developed that main point, move on to the next paragraph.
In one page paper, don’t spend too much time on your introduction and conclusion. Just jump right in and develop your thesis.