Kylling I Karrie
Submitted By Kylling
Wealth and happiness
The two texts The Sandra Bullock Trade and But will it make you happy is are both about the relation between wealth and happiness. In the first text The Sandra Bullock Trade the author David Brooks considers that marital happiness is an influencing factor in personal well-being. He is writing about how economic and professional success only exists on the surface of life and that interpersonal relationships are much more important. He uses the successful actress Sandra Bullock as an illustration on his hypothesis regarding why a successful marriage matters. David Brooks also thinks that the relationship between happiness and income is complicated, but he does not consider that a high income makes you happier. In the other text But Will It Make You Happy? Stephanie Rosenbloom is writing about how consumers are saving more and spending less and how it this affects the consumers. She is writing about how new research suggest that this new behaviour make the consumers happier and how buying luxury goods is an endless cycle of one-upmanship. She considers that spending money on an event makes you happier than luxury goods.
David Brooks begins the text by talking about Sandra Bullocks personal life, with this intro he directs the text to a large segment of people because almost everybody enjoys some gossip and at the same time he gets the readers sympathy, in the light of the adulterous jerk and thereby has he used Pathos. aaaaalt for lang sætning – Skriv den om.
David brooks engaged for instance the reader by using rhetorically questions, which appear in the following quote “Would you exchange a tremendous professional triumph for a severe personal blow?” (Page 1, line 3) or “ Does wealth inflame unrealistic expectations?” (Page 2, line 2). Rhetorically questions generally activate the reader. They catch the reader’s attention and invited them to reflect about the issue. He appeals directly to the reader, which emerges in the following quote “if you had to take more than three seconds to think about this question, you are absolutely crazy” (page 1 line 10). Here is David Brooks opinion very clear, first he have appealed through pathos and if that has not convinced the reader he appeals through Logos, he puts up an ultimatum. To make his argument more manageable David Brooks compares it with dollars which we see in this quote “ … Being married produces a psychic gain equivalent to more that $ 100,000 a year.” (page 2 line 39) This comparing “Det hedder det ikke - find det rigtige ord” makes it simpler for the reader to associate the happiness of being married.
To spend money or not to spend money that is the question, everyone at some point in their life have asked themselves. Should you save your money or should you buy that new dress you have dribbled over the last month. Stephanie Rosenbloom arguments in text 2 for that spending money on an experience like concert tickets or a vacation produces longer-lasting satisfaction than spending money on material luxury goods. Obvious there is a longer process by spending money on an experience. Experience is normally a thing you arrange previously, so there is time where you are looking forward to the experience, there is time during the experience and finally there is time afterwards the experience were you look back at it, and sharing it. So the experience understandable ”Kig på det ord her, og ret fejlen i sætningen. fills more than a new dress, but on the other side some people use clothes as an art form, they use their clothes to express themselves so for that certain segment of the population, a new dress can make their day. You can tell a lot about a person based on their dressing, children are even getting teased given their dressing. So maybe a new dress or a new pair of shoes does more than we might think. But aldrig start en sætning med “But” – brug However eller noget. is spending money all about the consumers, in text 3 Peter Singer is writing about the billionaire Warren Buffet, who donated $ 37 billion to charity, and how he reminds us that there is more to happiness than being in a good mood. Anyone can agree that it is a great feeling to pleasure forkert brug af ordet. another person, whether it is through a gift or a deed. So like Hayley Corwick says in text 2 “Some days, you want a trip, she say; other days, you want a Tom Ford handbag.” (page 2 line 10) Happiness is not an either-or proposition.