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Philosopher: All of humanity is engaged in a ceaseless quest to attain

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Philosopher: All of humanity is engaged in a ceaseless quest to attain happiness. Each and every act of an individual or the leadership of a society is undertaken with the belief that it will directly or indirectly lead to happiness. Most people, however, mistakenly believe that happiness depends on external rather than mental factors.

Which of the following points follows most logically from the philosopher’s argument?

A) The universal quest for happiness is futile.

B) The leaders of society are generally motivated by personal gain rather than the public interest.

C) It is not possible to ascertain the causes of happiness for a particular person.

D) Happiness can be attained through indirect means rather than direct ones.

E) The methods that most people use to produce happiness are ineffective.

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Philosopher: All of humanity is engaged in a ceaseless quest to attain happiness. Each and every act of an individual or the leadership of a society is undertaken with the belief that it will directly or indirectly lead to happiness. Most people, however, mistakenly believe that happiness depends on external rather than mental factors.

Which of the following points follows most logically from the philosopher’s argument?

A) The universal quest for happiness is futile.( Correct)

B) The leaders of society are generally motivated by personal gain rather than the public interest.

C) It is not possible to ascertain the causes of happiness for a particular person.

D) Happiness can be attained through indirect means rather than direct ones.

E) The methods that most people use to produce happiness are ineffective.
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A) The universal quest for happiness is futile.
The argument says MOST , we cannot generalise to Universe . OUT

B) The leaders of society are generally motivated by personal gain rather than the public interest.
OUT OF SCOPE

C) It is not possible to ascertain the causes of happiness for a particular person.
OUT OF SCOPE

D) Happiness can be attained through indirect means rather than direct ones.
Can be attained by both . OUT

E) The methods that most people use to produce happiness are ineffective.
Since most think happiness is about external than mental and hence ineffective to find happiness CORRECT
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