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Spend most of your response reflecting on what each has said about happiness and meaning.

1. Briefly summarize Smith and Gertner’s articles in a paragraph,
Spend most of your response reflecting on what each has said about happiness and meaning.
What did you learn?
What surprised you?
What did you find yourself disagreeing with?
What aligns most closely with the experience and wisdom of your life?

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Besides obvious forms of material deprivation, what is the ‘gravest penalty’ of economically low status?

part a : Loveliness article LINK:
https://philosophycoursepages.wordpress.com/humanities/lovelessness-alain-de-botton/
1. Identify and describe the ‘two great love stories’ that define every life.
4. Besides obvious forms of material deprivation, what is the ‘gravest penalty’ of economically low status?
5. According to de Botton, why do the rich continue accumulating wealth far beyond what they could ever spend?
Part B : The Backfire Effect instructions
1. Read “The Backfire Effect” and write a post of 250 words (minimum) in which you do the following: 1) explain the phenomenon in a way that demonstrates a close and complete reading of the article (if this is not demonstrated then you will not receive credit for this post), and 2) describe an instance in your life in which you changed your mind about an important belief in light of the evidence and sound reasons. If you have never done so, then describe an instance in which you decided not to change your mind in spite of the evidence and sound reasons and explain why you chose not to change that belief.