GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 26 Jun 2019, 15:53

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 317
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
Reviews Badge
Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 24 Sep 2018, 04:27
5
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  85% (hard)

Question Stats:

49% (02:11) correct 51% (02:03) wrong based on 379 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics


Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in one's sense of approval of one's character and projects. Thus the happy life, in fact, tends to be thegood life, where the good life is understood not as it usually is these days--as a life of material well-being but rather as a morally virtuous life.

Which one of the following is an assumption required by the argument?


(A) A morally virtuous life requires the rejection of material well-being.

(B) People who approve of their own character and projects tend to lead morally virtuous lives.

(C) Approval of one's own character and projects tends not to result in pleasurable feelings.

(D) Attaining happiness is the real goal of people who strive for material well-being.

(E) Material well-being does not increase one's sense of approval of one's character and projects.

LSAT Official

Originally posted by AshutoshB on 02 Sep 2018, 20:13.
Last edited by Bunuel on 24 Sep 2018, 04:27, edited 2 times in total.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 317
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
Reviews Badge
Re: Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Sep 2018, 20:16
1
GMATNinja, could you please help me to understand how E is incorrect because when negated argument fails
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 71
CAT Tests
Re: Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Sep 2018, 20:21
Is the OA B?
In the question it says one's sense of approval of one's character and projects which is what is given in option B.
_________________
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 03 Apr 2017
Posts: 45
Re: Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Sep 2018, 12:26
1
This is insane. B and E are almost the same. I don't think there is a legit way to go about this.
Tuck School Moderator
User avatar
P
Joined: 31 Aug 2016
Posts: 289
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V37
Reviews Badge
Re: Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Sep 2018, 22:39
AshutoshB wrote:
Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in one's sense of approval of one's character and projects. Thus the happy life, in fact, tends to be thegood life, where the good life is understood not as it usually is these days--as a life of material well-being but rather as a morally virtuous life.

Which one of the following is an assumption required by the argument?


The connection between "one's sense of approval of one's character and projects" and "a morally virtuous life.
" is missing.
Option B fills this gaps perfectly.
_________________
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Feb 2018
Posts: 104
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V38
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Sep 2018, 10:31
1
Even I am unable to understand the reason we choose B over E. On negating E, the argument falls apart, doesn't it?
Experts please help with this :-)
_________________
Please press Kudos if this helped :-)

“Going in one more round when you don't think you can, that's what makes all the difference in your life.”
VP
VP
User avatar
D
Joined: 09 Mar 2016
Posts: 1274
Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Dec 2018, 10:36
1
Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in one's sense of approval of one's character and projects. Thus the happy life, in fact, tends to be thegood life, where the good life is understood not as it usually is these days--as a life of material well-being but rather as a morally virtuous life.

Summarize:


So happiness is achieved not through pleasurable feelings that are triggered by material well-being, but through leading a morally virtuous life that is achieved through one`s approval of one`s character and projects.

Here are two contrasting views, how genuine happiness is achieved.

The author gives arguments in favor of morally virtuous life. Hence we are concerned with people who are leading morally virtuous life.

Based on the information we summarized let`s make a safe assumption 



Which one of the following is an assumption required by the argument?


(A) A morally virtuous life requires the rejection of material well-being. this is not true, because one can lead a morally virtuous life but still can be a billionaire.

(B) People who approve of their own character and projects tend to lead morally virtuous lives. ( CORRECT, We are concerned with people leading a morally virtuous life. And author favors the view that people achieve genuine happiness through approval of ones opinions and projects. This in turn is called a morally virtuous life.


(C) Approval of one's own character and projects tends not to result in pleasurable feelings. ( this is cant be assumed because we don’t know. Finally pleasurable feelings don’t go against morally virtuous life, because if it were so, then leading morally virtuous life wouldn’t make sense  )



(D) Attaining happiness is the real goal of people who strive for material well-being. (we don’t know this, so out of scope)

(E) Material well-being does not increase one's sense of approval of one's character and projects.

First of all we are concerned with people leading a virtuous life, and not with material well-being.
Secondly, author in the argument favors morally virtuous life. we are not concerned with correlation between material wellbeing and increase of one`s approval, because author arguing in favor of virtuous life. so, out of scope.


guys maybe my explanation wll help :)
mitrakaushi
AshutoshB
Sreyoshi007
GMAT Club Bot
Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in   [#permalink] 20 Dec 2018, 10:36
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Genuine happiness consists not in pleasurable feelings but instead in

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne