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“Reason shows me that if my happiness is desirable and good, the equal happiness of any other person must be equally desirable” ― Henry Sidgwick

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

3. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“Reason shows me that if my happiness is desirable and good, the equal happiness of any other person must be equally desirable” ― Henry Sidgwick

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

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

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about how individuals strive for happiness and it is a natural thing for people to seek it. Write about how people in order to achieve happiness have scant regard for other’s happiness. Explain the impact of the above using examples.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.