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Moral strength.

Do you think it takes more strength for a person to pursue their own happiness and what they believe to be true, regardless of the effect of those actions on others?
OR
more strength for a person to put aside their own happiness and settle for misery in order to avoid the misery of others (ex: family)?


Also, do you think that Americans think differently from other cultures in this respect, and are more likely to judge a person as weak if they choose the latter, b/c the person did not "fight" for their individual happiness. Whereas, other cultures, value community over individuality more and would say the first choice is the coreect one?
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