The beliefs I have, and what has given me strength is combined with what I have been taught and what I have researched. Throughout this paper, there are five questions that has me describe life, but also describes the person I have become.
The three philosophers I chose were all different, and all have something in common. What they all have in common is that they all stand by what they believe in. The three I have chosen are Aristotle, because I enjoy happiness and he believes it is the key to life. Kierkegaard, because he believes God is the answer to all problems. I do not agree with that, and within this reading it’s explained why. The third philosopher is Buddha. I chose Buddha, because he has great insight on what life is about. He shows truth in what is unnoticed by most, and what brings out the best in life. My beliefs stated here, and continued throughout this reading.
The motivation I have comes from my beliefs, and what I feel is needed in my life. Life surrounds me with a good and bad environment. Depending on the choice I make, my life can end up in happiness or even failure. As Aristotle says “It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion on good or evil.” (Shields, Christopher) This motivates me, because this quote explains how life can provide me a chances, or opportunities on how life proceeds with my character or how I see myself. Kierkegaard believes that lives of many are determined on what God individuals see or believe in. My beliefs are different from that, because with his thoughts, depending on the culture of people, they see God as their motivator and who they need to be there for them in times of trouble or in times of need. But what I believe to be true, is that I chose my own destiny whether it be me seeking help from the Gods I believe in, or even from those who are hold close to me. I am the one who provides the power I hold, and the life that stands before me. As Buddha believes humans are all their own persons. People decide their fate, and what motivates themselves. Buddha believes that if I go as far as I can push myself then I will make what I see fit in my life. Personally I agree with Buddha’s beliefs, because I do seek out what I think is best, and yes others may follow what their religion tells them, but for me I know life throws curves and troubled paths at me, but that is what makes me stronger as a person.
Having the ability to make myself stronger, has given me the power to hold my future in my hands rather than in anyone else. There is moments where higher power takes a course in my life. For instance the government. There is certain laws that I must follow as any other person. My freedom holds my future to the beginning of what I see in my life, and I what I do not. Buddha and I share that belief. Although Kierkegaard believes that it is the God’s that hold the future of others, and what they stand for. That believer must obey and rely on what they seem to have...