The End of Happiness
The End of Happiness is a Korean drama that explores aging, death, and the search for true love. The plot revolves around the lives of three people. In the first episode, Seung-Young, Yi-hyun, and Joo-hyeong all meet. The story follows their journey from childhood to adulthood, and their experiences are interwoven. The epilogue ends on a tense note. In the epilogue, Yi-hyun appears dead but is cured of a virus. The epilogue shows a happy ending, but it has some twists.
The phenomenon of forced happiness has become mainstream, as people seek to achieve the same level of satisfaction as their cynic counterparts. This has led to a backlash against the phenomenon, but the backlash is inevitable and eventually, the thing fades from view. The next popular thing replaces it, and so the cycle repeats. Cynics may question companies that claim to focus on happiness, but they understand the cynic’s perspective. They argue that happiness is a byproduct of doing things that make you happy.
The Virtuous Life must include happiness. According to Aristotle, happiness is the fullest possible expression of a person’s virtue. Aristotle defines happiness as “use of reason” – a fuller expression of one’s rational capacity. Happy people live a life filled with virtues that nourish their soul. Hence, they must choose their actions carefully. If they are not careful, they will never attain true happiness.