The End of Happiness – A Review
The End of Happiness by Nat Rutherford argues that a person’s happiness is ultimately determined by his or her virtue. Virtue is a disposition, not an activity, and is a source of pleasure for the virtuous. A virtuous person is naturally virtuous and finds the acts of virtue pleasurable. But this presumption is not a given. It needs to be justified.
The producers of Happiness teased out the shocking truth of the infectious disease situation, the treatment, and the lasting effects of this discovery. As we saw in the previous episodes, Tae-Seok is given the chance to administer an antidote made of his own blood and the treatment, but the feelings linger. As a result, Seo-Yoon’s condition gets worse and she begins to worry. However, she doesn’t let her worries get the best of her.
After all, life is all about enjoying the good things in life. For example, a person’s happiness is tied to their work. For those who are not happy with their job, they can pursue other options. The creators of Happiness aimed to make their characters happy with the work they do. The result is a more satisfying life. Despite its shortcomings, it is worth watching if you’re looking for a show about life.