Aristotle

&quotHappinessis influenced by ourselves.&quot According to , happinessis a core purpose of human life and an objective in itself.Principally, proposes that virtue is attained bymaintaining the &quotmean,&quot which is the equilibrium betweentwo excesses. Mean, in this context, is used by to denotethe method of achieving the virtue. Therefore, to ,happiness is a terminal end that encompasses the totality ofsomeone`s life. It is thus, not something that can be gained or lostin a couple of hours, like the pleasurable sensations. As explains himself, human beings are favored by nature to be differentfrom animals because we have one distinct function: reason. We have arational capacity, and the utilization of this capability completesour nature as human beings.

Forthis cause, argues that pleasure cannot institute humancontentment since pleasure is what animals seek to fulfill and peoplepossess advanced mental faculties than animals (reason). tells us that it is through the utilization of this reasoning processthat human beings can distinguish the best &quotmean/s&quot ofattaining happiness through the practicing of good moralcharacters-what refers to as &quotcomplete virtue.&quotHowever, points out that being virtuous is not a passivestate someone must act continually in agreement with goodattributes.

Makinga decision between two extremes is tough, but argues thatmaking the decision to do the right things even in stressfulsituations depends on our will to do the right thing. It is theopinion of that happiness is embedded in actions that leadto the development of virtue, all developed from our highest form ofmoral faculty (reasoning) because it is pleasant, continuous, wholeand self-sufficient. It is the maintenance of this equilibrium (mean)between two excesses that virtue is achieved, through which humanbeings can indulge in moral activities that contribute to theachievement of happiness in the life of an individual.