- Please watch the 10-minute video above discussing in more detail the Declaration of Independence. The video breaks down the Declaration in detail. Part of the Declaration explains the phrase “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
- Explain what the founding fathers meant with this statement.
- Also, discuss what this phrase means to you personally.
- Be sure to discuss what happiness means to you and how the government can play a role in your pursuing and achieving your happiness.
- Please answer the following questions with a 300-word response.
Requirements: 300-350 words
In my perspective, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” means obtaining, seeking, and experiencing happiness. I do not view it as a quest in life but rather as a human right that laws cannot restrain. The happiness portrayed in the declaration of independence through this phrase does not resonate with me as monetary pleasure. Life and liberty can instill happiness in my life since they are qualities of existence and a state of being that offer natural rights to be free. My pursuit of happiness can be experienced through exercising responsibility over the planet for other humans to flourish. Further, the future generation can thrive on the planet by present humans taking care of the earth.