So, this is the sentence:

Faustus’s annihilation is a sobering reminder of our own human shortcomings; the parable resonates throughout the ages, encouraging even us, as a modern audience, to re-evaluate the things that we are using to make ourselves happy.

And what I'm not happy with is the final phrase, in particular the word 'things', which sounds a bit too sloppy...

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


"... to re-evaluate the means to our happiness."

How about this?


... the way we make ourselves...?

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