To me, happiness is a good, warm feeling that gives people hope and replenishes their soul after going through hard times. Predict what you think the story will be about. I think it will relate to euphoria. However, because you told us it was a dystopian story, I think it will be about an end to euphoria, or something ruining euphoria.
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What would happen if we were ecstatically happy all the time? Kurt Vonnegut indirect. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Lew Harrison. Fred Bockman. Marion Bockman. A State Trooper. The Beaver Patrol. Ladies and gentlemen of the Federal Communications Commission, I appreciate this opportunity to testify on the subject before you. I sure wish him a lot of good luck with his new enterprise. References to this work on external resources.
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Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut's 'The Euphio Question'
The Euphio Question
He, along with Lew Harrison and Dr. Fred Bockman a radio announcer and physicist respectively , inadvertently invent a gadget that induces a peace of mind the likes of which man has never known. It is essentially a radio transmitter that amplifies and broadcasts signals from far off heavenly bodies. Anyone within range, they soon learn, gets hit with an irresistible wave of contentedness. They decide to test it out on themselves and their families great idea, right? I had never thought to describe people the way one might describe a soggy curtain.
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For example, if a store had just been robbed, three people claimed to witness it, and they all choose the same suspect out of five suspects, then this unanimous decision can be considered almost completely legitimate. However, if in the same situation, except with witnesses, a unanimous decision would almost certainly be wrong. This is due inferred due to numerous causes, such as decisions being affected by what others chose, and unreliability of memory. Sometimes, things appear too good to be true, and they oftentimes are.