This paper looks at the nature of human relationships.
The essence of human relations is investigated in this paper. The author looks at how we view ourselves as individuals and how this affects our relationships with others. Some of the issues discussed are the roles that money, work, friends, family, religious beliefs play in shaping our views of ourselves and as an extension, our relationships with others. The author looks at the importance of maintaining the right balance in our lives and contends that if we achieve this, then everything else will fall into place naturally.
“The issue of how one can find one’s life work and define the kind of person that one wants to be is actually much more difficult. I have tried for the purposes of this paper to summarize my personal philosophy of life. I had thought that this would be easier than it is because I thought that I was pretty sure about the direction that my life was heading. But I found (and looking back, I should hardly have been surprised by this fact) that it is extremely difficult. This is because, of course, one’s life is complex and made up of many different desires and goals, and these change as one experiences different things and has different opportunities made available to one. It is essential to choose a job that is ” as the class readings summarize ” both a source of adequate income and a means of supplying a person with a sense of self-identity. This is different from relying upon one’s job for a sense of self-worth, which can be a very bad idea.”