The End of Happiness – Aristotle and Happiness
The ending of The End of Happiness is a happy one, especially for fans of the show. The episode starts with Sae-Bom watching videos of Yi-Hyun on her cell phone while she’s hooked up to machines and getting blood. Meanwhile, Seo-Yoon is at her mother’s hospital to visit her, who has been infected with an infection. Her mother tries to play it off as a cold, but is still infected. Seo-Yoon’s mother is about to undergo surgery, and asks Sae-Bom to take care of her while she recovers. Meanwhile, Eun-Ji turns around in front of Sae-Bom and looks at her.
Kahneman’s research into the memory of people is based on his study of how the mind remembers events over time. In one experiment, Kahneman observed that people recall a family event, an emotional outburst, or a vacation. The results of these experiments were interesting. They revealed that people tend to associate happiness with happiness, but it is not the case. Happiness is related to longings of the mind, so when it doesn’t last, it’s actually an end.
Despite being an imperfect time for humankind, Aristotle enshrines the pursuit of happiness as the central purpose of life. As a result, Aristotle devotes more space to this topic than Mencius, and he also draws similar conclusions. The virtues Aristotle encourage are more individualistic than Confucian virtues. While they may not be based in the ancient Greek philosophy, they are rooted in a similar approach to happiness.