The End of Happiness
The end of ‘The End of Happiness’ is a touching moment that ends the series. The love-hate relationship between the two main characters is strained, but the end of the drama is a happy one. As the two women try to find happiness in the end, their love-lifes take an unexpected turn. A tragic accident leaves the main couple with no money, and the other two are left to fend for themselves.
Recent articles and books have suggested that the term ‘happiness’ is becoming a thing. David Van Nuys, a writer for Psychology Today, wrote, “Goodbye happiness.” But he is not saying goodbye to happiness, he’s saying “goodbye hedonism.” No positive psychologist has ever considered happiness to be the same thing as hedonism. This trend is dangerous and leads to exploitation of the concept.
While Aristotle’s book focuses more on happiness, he is also a strong proponent of the virtues. The virtues of Aristotle are individualistic, unlike those of Confucius. The end of happiness, according to Aristotle, can only be attained at the end of one’s life. Ultimately, happiness is the ultimate realization of one’s rational capacities. It’s a difficult goal to meet, but there’s nothing wrong with working to reach it.