Compose a 250 words assignment on 9.1 discussion. Needs to be plagiarism free! A. The Claim and Its Evidence Satisfaction in life is not merely derived from financial stability and affluence, but from the pursuit and actualization of true purpose. Accounts abound of rich achievers who are not fulfilled in their lives. Because of this, it is common to find rich achievers in their sunset days still grappling with the essence of life, happiness and personal fulfillment.
B. Friend That Would Find the Claim Most Agreeable
It is likely that among the five friends, Bear would find the claim logically plausible or compelling. Bear is financially stable, having made many technological exploits in IT (the computer industry) prior to the dot-com boom. She had invested also in the stock market, promoted herself immensely as a video game programmer and settled down as a lobbyist for her own corporation. While undertaking all these pursuits, Bear rubbed shoulders with materialism. However, it is apparent that eventually, Bear develops misgivings towards the prospects of materialism fulfilling her. Instead, she begins to dabble with the idea of being a high school math teacher.
Satisfaction comes from the pursuit and actualization of true purpose in life. Normally, childhood and teenage encounters fuse with an individual’s personality, and thereby helping determine an individual’s true purpose in life. For instance, forces of acculturation and socialization towards societal values are strongest during childhood and adolescence (Mawere, 275). It is not fortuitous that Bear recalls the prospects of being a high school math teacher near where she was raised.
Since values transmitted by humans through acculturation and socialization are deeply inculcated into a person’s psychosocial system, it becomes impossible for an individual to walk out on his true purpose in life and remain happy or fulfilled. Thus, absence of happiness or a sense of fulfillment serves as an indicator to incorrect alignment, as far as the pursuit of true purpose goes. Not even the greatest extent of success outside an individual’s true purpose can make up for an individual’s true purpose.
Mawere, Munyaradzi. “On Pursuit of the Purpose of Life: The Shona Metaphysical Perspective.” Journal of Pan African Studies, 3.6 (2010): 269-284.