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2)In this article, why does "for that matter" appear? This does not mean that just anybody can find happiness in any situation. For example, there are people who, regardless of their focus, will not derive meaning and pleasure from investment banking or from teaching. Of course, there are also certain circumstances people find themselves in—stuck in an oppressive workplace, an oppressive relationship, or an oppressive count for that matter—that make the possibility of finding happiness extremely difficult. Happiness is a product of the external as well as of the internal, of what we choose to pursue as well as of what we choose to perceive. 1)Is "choosing to pursue something" different from "choosing to perceive something" in the last line? 2)In this article, why does "for that matter" appear? Please help me! Thanks!
Jul 3, 2015 10:57 AM
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Hi Anotherworld The author lists certain circumstances people find themselves in. 'for that matter' emphasizes that the circumstances listed are equally relevant or of equal weight when trying to find happiness. Another example: Learning languages requires commitment. So does learning any new skill for that matter. I hope my answer is helpful to you. Happy studying!
July 3, 2015
I'm sorry I made a mistake. That's not "count" but "country". Sorry.
July 5, 2015
Thanks!!!
July 5, 2015
1) here "pursue" corresponds to something external and "perceive" corresponds to something internal, of course they are different. the former is more like an action and the latter relates to your comprehension of something. 2) not very sure, but maybe you left out a noun between "oppressive" and "count"? I think "count for that matter" makes sense hope my answer helps a little...
July 3, 2015
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