Whether people believe in materialism or idealism, or some other philosophy, they probably will agree that happiness is the ultimate goal of life, and also, happiness may be the ultimate driving power of life. The great ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle study this as well, he once said: “Eudemonia is an activity of soul in accordance with perfect virtue”. There are two main points in his idea, first in the “activity of soul”, second is the “perfect virtue”, and one person must have these two at the same time to achieve the “Eudemonia”, or happiness.
“Activity of soul”, means that first the happiness can be found by an entity that have a soul and can perform an activity, and also that activity should accordance with that soul. In ancient Greek, every being is capable of moving by itself is considered…show more content… According to Aristotle, “the function of a good man to be the good and noble performance of … actions of the soul implying a rational principle”, and “in a complete life. For one swallow does not make a summer”. In a simpler way, a soul that can achieve happiness should act according to a rational principle, and keep doing that in his lifetime. The activity should also “in accordance with perfect virtue”. So what is this “perfect virtue” that the activity must have? According to Aristotle, the moral virtue is basically doing the right thing at the right time and space or doing the things you are meant to do, like listen carefully to the teacher while you are having a class. Which is done by controlling one’s desires through habituation, or let it become the second nature. Virtue is “not that of the body but that of the soul”, Also,