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BJadeT
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I've been wondering whether to post this for a while but I thought it might be interesting. It's a bit of a vague question I know, but who here considers themself happy? Like, not constantly jumping around ecstatic, but content and fulfilled and glad to be alive? Personally, I wouldn't, not by a long way, but I'd like to know if there really are real people out there who feel happy. Any answers?


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Yup. I haven't always been happy to be who I am, but at this point in my life, I am pretty happy with my life. It's a pretty good life. It has its ups and downs, but overall, it ain't bad and I'm basically on the side that life is generally a Good Thing.


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At this stage I'm happier than I have ever been before in this lifetime..
I've learned to accept who and what I am.. and things are finally coming together like pieces in a puzzle

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Mary
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Am I happy? Gosh, I haven't really thought about that. I guess it's not something you have to think about.... You either are or you aren't. But I just don't know where I am right now. Sometimes I'm happy to be alive and sometimes I'm not. It all depends. I guess overall, I'm happy. Even if I'm having a bad day, I can always find a place in me where there's happiness. I'm probably not making a lot of sense. I'll have to think about this one more extensively. :::walks off mumbling, "Am I happy? Hmmmm....":::
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Y'know, the first time someone asked me that I fell in love with them, literally. It was this year, in ninth grade, in my 14th year of living, and it was the FIRST time that anyone cared to ask if I was happy. My therapist, friends, family, school counselor, no one ever asked. And it was just at that momen I knew I loved him...um sorry i'm getting off topic.

I'm very estatic and perky all the time, but I'd say I'm not happy, I'm certainly not content with my life. My one goal in life is to be happy *sigh*

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I'm pretty content. Some pretty crappy things are going on, but then some good things are happening too. It all cancells out into a general sense of comfort.

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I'm happy. I don't constantly wear a toothpaste-commercial-smile but I'm satisfied with the way my life is.

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I don't consider myself happy. Since I often feel unimportant and unwanted. Also, because I tend to have low self esteem- I am very sensitive to the things people say, and any little thing lowers it. Every once in awhile I feel like not getting out of bed because everyone is better than me- of course I know this isn't true, but there are some days when it feels like that. And I hate having those days. Other than that, I'm truly happy sometimes. I just have bad days every once in awhile, and that's the only thing holding me back.

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happy is such a loaded word. i prefer to say i'm content.

and i can type a li'l more without much discomfort now

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I wouldn't really say i'm happy ... but nothing is really wrong w/ my life. I have to try to stay positive to GET happy. I do get there once in a while, but i'm just one big mood swing anyway
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im getting to where im happy all the time. it is taking a while and i was unhappy (as you can tell by the name) for a while. since i was 10. i am now 19 and the doctor has me on celexa. things have gotten better, im just taking it one day at a time.

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Yup, am happy. Depsite the stress and the worries and all, I am happy. Generally. There are still things where I am not *content* about how I'm handling them, but generally, I am happy at the mo. Quite remarkable if I consider the fact that roundabout this time last year, the idea to drive my car into a concrete wall sounded like a pretty damn good idea.

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I'm very happy, and have been as long as I can remember. I think I've had an unusual amount of good fortune (whole loving family, beautiful home, lots to eat, wonderful health, good friends, good loves, tons of opportunities and inspirations, freedom, goals), and I think one of my greatest wishes is that I'll have time in this lifetime to just get started paying off the karmic balance (as it were).
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Lin
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Ooh. Happykoger. Happykoger.

I am happy. I'm reaching a stage of my life when I accept the fact that I can fail. I can get Ds for assignments and Ds do not mean I am stupid. In fact, I'm feeling so good I'm starting to feel a little big headed.

I'm learning that I can do anything I want. And I love that.

But when PMS strikes. Ooh boy. But now that I'm on the Pill my symptoms don't seem to be as bad.


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Ella
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I would say I'm happy. Of course there are days when I'm sad or unhappy or just down, but generally when I look at my life I spend a majority of it happy. I think you have to decide to try to be happy to be happy. I know sometimes I've just decided that I don't want to make the effort to attempt to enjoy something and so I don't. I'm not saying that it always works, but I think I generally decide to be happy. I also am extremely content with the way my life is going right now
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You won't find happiness in material wealth, drugs, fame or relationships. True happiness is found readjusting your mental attitude. Again, I recommend reading Matthew Chapter 5. Especially read the part about the Beattitudes.

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist:
Again, I recommend reading Matthew Chapter 5. Especially read the part about the Beattitudes.


Baptist, I respect what you are saying, but some people dont believe in the same things that you do, so I dont recommend that you give advice to tell people what to read if it has to do with the Bible or any culture or religon you believe in. As I said before some people believe what you are saying and others don't.

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Glitter695,

I was offering advice, not telling someone to believe in anything. Please stop promoting political correctness.

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Lin
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And thank you for your recommendation Baptist.

But I think you should understand that some people do find true happiness in relationships and material wealth.

And that doesn't make them any worse than anybody out there.

We just all have different definitions of happiness. So once again, thanks for your input.


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I was happy before I was in my current relationship, but now I know I'm happy. My partner really made me realized all that I have to be thankful for. He makes my life a step better than it was. Happieness can come from so many different things. Don't limit yourself.

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Am I happy? Yeah, actually I think I am happy. Like somebody else said, there are good days, and there are bad days...but overall the good days seem to out weigh the bad ones lately. I'm not sure that I can say I'm completely content necessarily, cause there are still alot of things I want and need to do. But I've made peace with myself about alot of things lately, I feel very spiritually fulfilled lately, and I'm learning something new about myself everyday. So yes, I think I'm happy.

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Excellent topic, by the way!

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