Politics of Happiness Final Exam Study Guide

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Political Science Main
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POL 150C1

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Politics of Happiness Final Study Guide Our exposure to different countries’ understanding of “happiness” and approaches to realizing well-being affected my thinking about “happiness” and well- being in many different ways. Using the “American Dream”, “European Dream”, Lebanese confessional system, and the “Russian Soul”. The “American Dream” is the thought that individualism provides and opportunity to Americans unrestricted access to wealth and mobility. It is the idea that “all men are created equal” and that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights” including “Life,Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This affects my well being because I know I live in the U.S. and I am treated equal and have rights that we are blessed to have. Us Americans are drawn to success and wealth and we all have that opportunity. The “European Dream” is a concentration on social justice which means the government is responsible in ensuring citizens have everything the need to lead a comfortable life. This view on happiness lets me to believe that they depend on connectivity, sustainable development, and respect for human rights. Its their way of being happy, but I think your well-being shouldn’t depend on anyone but yourself. The Lebanese confessional system is a system of representation based on religious affiliation. Living in such a complicated country ruled by religion is hard to be happy in, but the Lebanese proved it can happen. Lebanon is one of the most social and happy country, even though they are living amongst war. They find a bright side of every situation, and it makes
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