Unit 4 Happiness Assignment

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Unit 4 Happiness Assignment
Levi Wilson
Kaplan University
HU300-26

The first person I interviewed was my friend’s grandmother. Although I have not met her, I have heard many things about her. She is 85 years old and has a good perspective on life. The second person I interviewed was my friend’s daughter. I know her very well. We have spent a great deal of time together. Interview with Mrs. Sally Watson

Question: What is your definition of happiness?
Response: Being happy means my family is doing well and I have my health and strength. 

 
Question: Has your definition of happiness changed over time? Response: I used to think happiness was a bunch of stuff but as I got older happiness was being with my kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.  

  
Question: What experiences have influenced your definition of happiness?  Response: As you get older, you see a lot of people dying.  It makes you see death is closer for you.  So, you tend to let a lot of bad thoughts and actions go and try to focus on doing right and living good. 

  
Question: Do you expect your definition of happiness to change again? Response: No, I think at my age I am set in stone with what makes me happy.   
Question:  In general, do you consider yourself to be a happy person? Response: Yes, although I do get mad from time to time and have to speak my mind about things. I see myself as me of a positive thinker.  I do not try to change people's minds.  I just work on keeping myself straight. (S. Watson, personal communication, November 12, 2011)

Interview with Anslyn Frazier
Question: What is your definition of happiness?
Response: Being with my family and friends, shopping, and having fun  
Question: Has your definition of happiness changed over time?  Response: Yes, it used be baby stuff but now I am a preteen it has definitely changed.  
Question: What experiences have influenced your definition of happiness?   Response: Spending time with my mommy, friends,...
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