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Enter the Discussion

Argumentation requires that you move a person from one premise to another — usually gently.  As we do marketing, you have to ask yourselve the questions that lie beneath the questions: you have to ask Level 1 (“What do you buy?”) with Level 2 (“Why do you buy it?”) and Level 3 (“What does this say about you and your clan?”) in the back of your mind.    

For this exercise, choose three of these texts to watch.  Then, don’t just respond according to your personal view; think about the primary issue surrounding both these texts:

What Makes Us Happy?

Using a They Say/I Say template, write a paragraph that discusses where all our basic arguments start.  Answer the following prompt using your voice in response to the other two:

If happiness is an illusion, then . . .?

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