Introduction of Essay Draft 1

Happiness is a paradox in today’s society. The concept of happiness has been altered throughout time. In our current society, individuals have the belief that accumulating wealth will help them achieve happiness. However, the article “The scientific pursuit of happiness: How To Buy Happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky and the Op-Ed “How to buy happiness” by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, infer that there has been a misconception of how happiness is achieved. Individuals have adopted this concept through changes in society, the main one is due to the use of money. Therefore, money has altered the view of individuals on how they should achieve happiness.