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What is a Meaningful Life? Controversial Rights?

Journal: Meaningful Life

What do you think is the key feature of a good life? Do you think a good life should be measured on a daily basis, or at the end of your life? What difference would this make?

Journal: Rights

Choose one controversial right you think people have a right to. Explain why they have this right.
* What other right(s) may your right(s) be conflicting with?
* How do you think this controversy should be resolved?

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Journal: Meaningful Life

What do you think is the key feature of a good life? Do you think a good life should be measured on a daily basis, or at the end of your life? What difference would this make?

Journal: Rights

Choose one controversial right you think people have a right to. Explain why they have this right.
* What other right(s) may your right(s) be conflicting with?
* How do you think this controversy should be resolved?

Response: Meaningful Life

Hello Student! I am glad to help! You will want to make sure that you put the following ideas in your own words, as much as possible. If I use some special terminology, I will try to explain that and/or give a reference so that you can look it up for yourself! If you use words that you don't know, most teachers will pick up on that pretty quickly - so please do your "homework" . . . my reply is intended to point you in the right direction and give you some workable ideas. As this is a "journal" it should represent your own thoughts, but I can give you some ideas . . . You may even want to turn it around and argue against the ideas below, and that would be good too!

I think that the key feature of a good life is that it is meaningful. What I mean by that is that it is like a story, with the beginning, a middle and an end. There will be some meaningful plot line that connects the person's whole life together. Like a good movie, a novel or a short story, there'll be some conflict, and some obstacles for the character to overcome. In the beginning and the middle of it, a person may not know exactly what is going on and things may be difficult, but at the end of the story, everything will become clear. The story and its plot will be different for each person. However, somebody who sees it, or reads it, will understand what is going on by the end of it. They will say, "Aha, I see!"

Every person has to be ...

Solution Summary

This solution describes a meaningful life from the perspective of narrative identity. The second part lays down an argument for the controversial human right to use drugs.

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