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    Question Are you happy?

    Read the title.

    Many of you are very cheery people, with sunny personalities .

    But with some it seems forced somehow.

    Simple question, but think before you say yes.

    Are you happy? Are you content? If you were to die right now, what would you regret?

    And btw this is nothing to do with philosophy, or spamming or whatever, I'm just a deep thinker, and I want to know other people's feelings.





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    Care to expand on that?


    "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." - Winston Churchill

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    I would like to hike to the North Pole. I have a shoe and a ham sandwich. What do I do next?
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    Shouldn't you answer the Q yourself before asking everyone else to tell all?

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    I won't be happy 'till I get a job. In the mean time I look around at Haiti, Iran, Darfur etc. etc. etc. and shake my head because these people will never know how hard it is to be a healthy, educated, straight, middle-American white guy. At times the plight is overwhelming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touchstone View Post
    I want to know other people's feelings.
    That won't make you very happy.

    You can either live a life of meaning or a life of happiness, you can't have both.

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    yes, but only when I remember that it's just a state of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWeisel View Post
    That won't make you very happy.

    You can either live a life of meaning or a life of happiness, you can't have both.
    Perhaps you should explain this.

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    I'm incredibly happy.

    I live on the principle that if something is making you miserable, then you need to remove the elements that are causing that. It doesn't happen over night, of course. It took me about 5 years to go from miserable to happy....but I knew the exact elements that were making me unhappy, and I changed them.

    It really is that easy.
    The concept of it is easy, I mean. The steps to create happiness may be difficult...but if you work at it, you can be happy, too.

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    Sometimes. Sometimes I'm not. If you were happy all the time, it'd get boring.

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    I'm driven in my art, I'm happy when with my friends.

    Right now, I'm driven.

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    The more we understand about happiness the more power we have to achieve it and the more it becomes a choice.

    And yes, I choose to be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touchstone View Post

    Many of you are very cheery people, with sunny personalities.

    But with some it seems forced somehow.

    Simple question, but think before you say yes.

    Are you happy? Are you content? If you were to die right now, what would you regret?

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    Yep, I'm happy! I was miserable through school and college but now I've started uni and it feels like I'm getting somewhere, I've really nothing to be unhappy about anymore

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    No, I'm not happy. The last time I was happy was about 10 years ago, before I began to suffer from depression. My unhappiness reached its peak in late 2006, when a whole lot of shit went down, as a result I spent the whole of 2007 in a zombie-like state. After that mess, I've gotten a little bit better but I'm still extremely bitter.

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    I know this is a bit off topic but reading the book, the secret really made sense to me. Some of it was just common sense, well put. Definitely understand the power of one's thoughts to influence one's feelings now as a result of it. Recommend it highly.

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    Yep.

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    Define happy. Define art. NOOOOO I'm kidding on define art!

    Depends if the wind's NNW, and it's only momentary. This too will pass (and come back and bite you on the ass)

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    I am all things with out sadness i would not know joy ect... I am me good or bad i feel

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    Wicked happy, everything is good

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    I just moved into a huge new place in a beautiful town with a boy I love and we just got a new puppy that's the most wonderful little creature in the world, and art pals come to stay with us for a couple days to a couple weeks, and I get to wake up when I want and go to bed when I want and work from home doing something I love, and I can afford my bills most of the time, so I'd say yes.

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    Yes and no and yes and yes and no and no and yes. It depends...some things are good, and some things are not so good.

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    I'd say so.

    There is a saying, "if you want to make others happy, practice compassion. If you want to make yourself happy, practice compassion."

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    I'm happy.

    Because I say... Life, is not a big deal, it's just not. We all end, all 6 something billion of us. Fuck it and enjoy the ride.

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    I am happy, most of the time

    Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
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    Things that make people happy:

    -having a gf or bf
    -having money, as a matter of fact having a job, preferably what you want to do in life
    -Having a good social circle
    -Having a good relation with your family

    if you have all that you should be happy, as soon as you lack 1 of those , Im pretty sure you will feel sad more often.

    ...as for me I have all of that so yeah Im happy!

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    Thats the 3rd time today i've needed to consult a dictionary...

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    I am very happy and I think that I've always been happy with most aspects of my life. Sometimes I get sad but as long as I can get through those times, I am happy.

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