'YOU TOO CAN BE HAPPY' by Stephen Wise Boniface I AN INTRODUCTION
From the creation of the world till now, how to achieve happiness has been a serious issue for many great thinkers, authors, and counselors. The voyage for happiness seems to be a big deal. Bookshelves and magazines have volumes of materials with different topics on happiness. Among other questions lingering in the minds of many today include: “Why am I still living? “Is it not better I join my ancestors?” “Is my life not useless and a mess?” It is part of our natural instinct to seek happiness. We seek to experience physical pleasure and avoid physical pain; we long for emotional pleasure and try to avoid emotional pain. Our emotional enjoyment on what we call happiness is plainly part of human nature, which is why happiness should be the priority of every living being. Aristotle (384 - 322BC), in his Nicomachean Ethics: Books I to IV, wrote that “happiness is the highest good and the end at which all our activities ultimately aim.” Indeed, all our activities aim at some end, though most of these ends are means toward other ends.
For example, when we go to the grocery shop to buy food, we do this as a means toward the end of eating well. For Aristotle therefore, happiness is the ultimate purpose of human life. This book is a sounding gong which announces to all, the need to embark on this voyage. No one is exempted. It is by embarking on this voyage that we can achieve the ultimate goal and purpose of our lives - Happiness. This book “You Too Can Be Happy,” hopes to unveil different answers to the question “What is happiness?” What can I do In order to be happy? It shall do this by attempting answers to these questions in details by pointing and explaining what happiness is, as well as the different views and definition of happiness by some philosophers. This book also journeyed into some of the ways the younger generation can arrive at a happy life.
These ways include, but not limited to dealing with the feelings of resentment, seeking God's presence, making wise associates, quitting drugs, and avoiding pornography.
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The purpose of this book is to establish the fact that happiness is not just a part and parcel of human existence, but that humans are condemned to seek for happiness. This book, dares to bring to the consciousness of every one reading it, to be involved in this voyage for happiness. This book brings to everyone's consciousness that happiness is within us, it is with us, and it is for us. It promises to be notoriously helpful and of great benefit to parents, youths, children, future generations, as well as in healthcare - especially when it comes to some cases of depression, anxiety, betrayal or any other psychological issues.
'You Too Can be Happy' by Stephen W. Boniface
It is this voyage for happiness that will always lead you to the right means of accomplishing your main purpose of living and give you a reason to live your life no matter the situation and circumstances.
You Too Can be Happy!
Stephen Wise, November, 2018.
FORWARD by EMEKA NOBIS
EDITOR: DAVID FRANCIS E.