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Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Explain.

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics;

6. Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. Explain. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To write that the end goal morality is not happiness but making ourself worthy of happiness.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about link between Morality and its happiness as its end goal.

Body:

Write about when two things that are not compatible are what an individual should do and what the individual wants to do. When an individual does what they want to do they end up in a road that will lead them into immediate happiness but will not benefit them in the long run. On the other hand when the individual is doing what they should do it will bring them a feeling of discomfort and unhappiness but will benefit them at the end.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.