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2015/02/08 21:17:15 (permalink)
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Are you happy?

Are you happy with your life?







Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body... but rather to skid in sideways, totally
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Holy ****... What a ride!!"    
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makaveli1971 1996
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/08 21:23:31 (permalink)
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Not overly, but then you always have to think it could be worse.

If you have food in your belly with a roof over your head, a job, and good health, then you should be pretty grateful.

If you love something let it go,if it comes back to you it's yours,if it doesn't it never was.
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/08 21:29:00 (permalink)
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Yeh strange mak i should be, but, i`m not.Have food  and a roof , health?  ok but?  Yep ok anyone else?







Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body... but rather to skid in sideways, totally
worn out, shouting
Holy ****... What a ride!!"    
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/08 21:40:01 (permalink)
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What's making you unhappy? That's the first thing you have to ask yourself?

If you love something let it go,if it comes back to you it's yours,if it doesn't it never was.
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/08 21:56:07 (permalink)
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Life is pretty much a mix of happy and sad. Sometimes I am happy, sometimes sad. I don't even know what makes me happy or sad. Is it something I am born with?
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/08 22:06:27 (permalink)
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I am sometimes much of the time not. I tend to majorly over think everything and run scenarios through my head that haven't happed and likely never will. Din't ghink I'll ever change.

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -   George Orwell
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/08 22:24:08 (permalink)
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Right now on a scale of 1-10 I would say that:
 
6/10 for happiness (some days it's much more then on others dips to around a 5/10).
10/10 for things that I'm grateful for like health, job, family around.
 
Not sure what would make me happy all the time, and permanently.  Are there people that are always happy say 8-10 out 10.  If so would love to know what makes it that way for them.  Surely everything is just a state of mind, so if we know how to alter that then happiness should always be a constant, no??
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/08 23:39:36 (permalink)
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i'm happy but i hate my job. i'm hopefully changing that with an interview for a new job on thursday. same company, same building but 2 floors up working in lending with a significant pay rise and not having to deal directly with customers. 
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/08 23:59:45 (permalink)
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Happiness means different things to different people. Personally I don't even know what it means so it's impossible for me to say whether or not I am happy.
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/09 00:17:31 (permalink)
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thinking about it, i'm much happier at different times that others, so there's not really a one fits all answer for this.
 
for example, i'm in my element on a football pitch, with my family and/or with friends eating good food and watching united. they're my 3 favourite things in life and where i'm at my peak happiness. my uncle died a few years ago and i've never played so much football - it really saw me through some tough times - i was playing up to 3 games a night (an hour each) for 3-4 nights a week. Looking back, this was probably pretty selfish as i wasn't there for others, but it kept me occupied until i felt ready to deal with it, by which point it was much easier.
 
my 'lowest' points are at work on a **** day (increasingly more frequent). I generally don't do stress - it takes something spectacularly ****ish to wind me up, but the sort of clients i deal with at work hit that special button. horrible, nasty old people who spend 2 hours complaining because there was a double space on a letter they were sent (genuinely happened last week - i nearly walked out of my job - i was on the phone for 2 hours and 4 minutes with the worst person i've ever had the misfortune of dealing with because whomever wrote to him had put a double  space in and it looks unprofessional (like i just have there) and as a bank we should be ashamed but it's ok, we'll all be getting our massive bonuses and that's all that matters.)
 
i've just wound myself up with writing that. twat.
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/09 01:34:00 (permalink)
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dementia
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body... but rather to skid in sideways, totally
worn out, shouting
Holy ****... What a ride!!"   




 
Maybe you need to chill out a bit and not live like this all the time?
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/09 03:06:19 (permalink)
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I'm happy that I have a fantastic wife and two step-daughters, plus two wonderful grandkids now.

I'm happy I have a decent enough job, however boring and tedious it is.

I'm happy that I'm relatively fit and well.

There are a good many things that I am not so pleased about. I worry about trivial matters and let things get on top of me. I could also do with less debt and I have certainly made some wrong decisions and taken some wrong turns in life. But those things would be on different threads.

I just get on with it all and make the most of my life, whether things are going right or not so good.
There is always somebody worse off and whether that is supposed to make me feel happy, I realise I am fortunate in a manner of speaking.


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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/09 08:08:13 (permalink)
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Nope. I have a job I hate, in a company full of petty people, that doesn't pay anywhere near enough for me to move on with my personal life (marriage, kids).
 
Trying to change but it's not being easy. When I come home at the end of the day or when I have some free time on weekends the last thing I want to do is "waste" it on job hunting.
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/09 08:28:25 (permalink)
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I don't think I need to fill everyone in on my current situation, it's well documented on here...... but baring that in mind here's my answer.
 
If you'd asked me this question 18 months/2 years ago I would've lied (to you lot and myself) and said that yes, I was really happy.  I had a happy marriage, 2 amazing kids and a job I enjoyed.  The truth was I wasn't happy, I was just trying my best to be.  And I knew for sure that the future wasn't going to be happy.
 
Ask me now and I'll be honest and say no, not right now.  But I'm getting there and for the first time in a long time I can actually see a path to happiness.  And that itself makes me happy.
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Re: Are you happy? 2015/02/09 08:34:55 (permalink)
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Was having a drink yesterday with my brother in law who is up to his eyeballs in debt, no work, his son is causing untold problems, drugs etc, yet he`s always  happy. Cracking jokes about his problems etc and yet he`s so positive. What has he got? I`m not in a bad  place at the moment, but a couple of worries pi55ing me off got me thinking about how he does it?







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Re: 2015/02/09 08:44:12 (permalink)
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Happy enough most of the time. That said many people seem to think that money would bring happiness. In my case this wasn't true.



I have significantly more money now than 5 years ago through shrewd career choices. I have more stuff now but in all honesty I'm no more happy.



I personally derive pressure and happiness from the very simple things in life- drinking coffee in bed with my wife on a Sunday morning, riding my cheap 15 year old motor cycle, training to some music on my own in my gym, cooking and eating good food.



None of these endeavours really cost me that much.



Yes I have more expensive **** to play with- a fancy coffee maker, nice home, reasonable car, eat out more and have a few techy gadgets and computers but none of these give me any happiness in comparison to those small things.



I'm also happy to be in good health, which is (in my opinion) one of the big things that ' should' be linked with happiness

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Re: 2015/02/09 09:12:53 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby WhiteSnake 2015/02/09 13:23:44
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It depends what information my brain's censoring and what it's amplifying..
 
For example, yaaaay I'm going to amsterdam in 3 weeks…. ****, my granddads funeral's on wednesday
 
IMO, being happy is about blocking out all of the awful things you think about, because being truthful, how can someone say they're truly happy without turning a blind eye to corruption, wars etc
 
 

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Re: 2015/02/09 09:18:03 (permalink)
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Strangely enough, given my youngest brother passed away last week after his life support was switched off, I feel about right. I don't let too much of the small crap bother me and the big stuff is sorted.

 
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Re: 2015/02/09 09:20:44 (permalink)
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It depends what information my brain's censoring and what it's amplifying..
 
For example, yaaaay I'm going to amsterdam in 3 weeks…. ****, my granddads funeral's on wednesday
 
IMO, being happy is about blocking out all of the awful things you think about, because being truthful, how can someone say they're truly happy without turning a blind eye to corruption, wars etc
 
 


I'm with you on that one.

 
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Re: 2015/02/09 19:20:07 (permalink)
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Reasonably happy, I've a lot of good things in my life.  My biggest enemy for the unhappy bits are my own mind ****ing with me and letting smaller things get on top of me.
 
If I'm ever not feeling sweet as a nut though it only takes a thought of those much less fortunate than myself to realise life isn't so bad.
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