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When I was 6 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key
to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I
grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment
and I told them they didn't understand life.

Do all the things that makes you happy
#happiness
  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Gibson
    Wow, so right. Happiness is all that matters in the end! The happiest people I know life simple lives, because that is what makes them happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author huester
    Happiness is when your mortgage is paid off and you have 100k in the bank! Thats when I will happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
    Wow, weirdest thing, same story happened to John Lennon, only he was 5 .

    I think happiness can't be described. But it's probably the purpose of most of our actions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Critter
    I think happiness is different for different people. Happiness to me would include a loving family, a comfortable bank account, and a low stress lifestyle. Oh, and a nice car collection not unlike Leno's...
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    • Profile picture of the author ImWendy
      Originally Posted by Critter View Post

      ....Oh, and a nice car collection not unlike Leno's...
      Or Seinfeld's. LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author namktqs
    Happy is a part of my dream: life of freedom, happy, wealth, generous.
    Happy is your good feel at all of time, with everything you doing and everything you will achieve.
    If you are doing something that not make you happy, final when you achieve them you still not happy.
    Let ask what make you happy to do today? Things that you achieve can bring your happy?
    Look for your heart to live fulfill of life.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Happiness is a state of mind we choose to walk in.

      We all have the ability to choose to be happy no matter the circumstances. Even in bad times you can still be happy if you choose to focus on the good and not the bad.

      I recommend that every one choose happiness because life is just too short to be anything but happy.

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      • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Happiness is a state of mind we choose to walk in.

        We all have the ability to choose to be happy no matter the circumstances. Even in bad times you can still be happy if you choose to focus on the good and not the bad.
        I couldn't agree more. I know of many very wealthy people who are miserable (paid off mortgages, and all). It's truly something that has to come from within. Money certainly helps make life easier, but as the old cliche saying goes, I don't believe that money buys happiness.
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      • Profile picture of the author WalterW
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Happiness is a state of mind we choose to walk in.
        So much this.
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneP31
    Originally Posted by Evocess View Post

    When I was 6 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key
    to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I
    grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment
    and I told them they didn't understand life.

    Do all the things that makes you happy
    So true. Elementary school teachers need to get with it (some, not all). In 4th grade got in trouble for "asking too many questions" Lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    I agree! Just be happy, it's so much easier than being mad.. Just like your mother tells.. lol

    Happiness is when you have no bad feelings and concerns; Enjoy every day
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  • Profile picture of the author BeauJustin
    Give me God given joy which has no dependency on circumstance; that emanates from within and carry us even when life is at its bleakest.

    I've tried happiness. Joy is better.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      I agree with you Beau, however, I personally can't separate the two. I mean they compliment each other.

      I don't see how I could be joyful without being happy and happy with out having joy. Actually, those two words are synonyms for one another.

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author DonkofDonks
    I have had it and lost it several times. Anyone who tells you money has nothing to do with happiness is right and wrong. Money allows you the peace of mind and freedom to do things which you enjoy without having to worry about money. I have lived with and without as a professional poker player who had it all for several years, and then lost everything in a matter of a few months.. Life is better with. Im going to be attempting and writing about my life comeback story shortly. Just trying to learn some stuff from here first!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    In my opinion, happiness is equal to feeling consistently and significantly positive for extended periods of time.
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  • Happiness, it depends to what makes one happy. It can be material things, can be achieving what you want to achieve or becoming who you want to be. No matter what it is, happiness is getting what you want or need in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author daya1
    Happiness means:
    You are content what you have and wake up with a smile in your eyes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Just like the great Aristotle said

    "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence."

    Live your life with full of happiness.
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  • Profile picture of the author angelinebobby
    We can not describe happiness..It varies depends on the age..When i was 5 my happiness is eating chocolate..
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  • I think I already read that post somewhere else in the web.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Wolfe
    a state of mind
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Good one!
    Happiness is a mental situation, when you will be satisfied with what you have, you will be happy. When you get something you desired, you will be happy. You will be happy just seeing a good movie, hearing a nice song, reading a good novel and so on...
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    Good one!
    Happiness is a mental situation, when you will be satisfied with what you have, you will be happy. When you get something you desired, you will be happy. You will be happy just seeing a good movie, hearing a nice song, reading a good novel and so on...
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Its tough to be happy with what you have and sometimes its very easy to be happy with what ever you have. I think a happy person is the most lucky person in the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    What would make me happy:
    a house on the beach
    a boat that I can take on the ocean
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    and a wife that is not a drama queen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mattias
    Happiness is freedom.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebiz1
    Appreciation is the key, realizing how much we have in life, instead of what we are missing.
    Stepping on that gives you the energy to keep going, and be creative, productive and so on...
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    • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
      Originally Posted by ebiz1 View Post

      Appreciation is the key, realizing how much we have in life, instead of what we are missing.
      Stepping on that gives you the energy to keep going, and be creative, productive and so on...
      Thats a nice thinking from you. But now a days people consider money, the key to all happiness but they don't realize that money can't buy everything. The key of happiness lies within one's own contentment.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    My work is my happiness ,my mom is my happiness,my dad is my happiness,my hole family is my happiness.
    I feel good when I get success ,this is my happiness.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarvis Edwards
    I spent all of my adult life (up until last year) asking what happiness is.

    Then I started meditating.

    I soon after learned that happiness comes truly from within. Happiness is not a state of
    mind but a state of being. Life has many days that suck, but we can choose--or not choose--
    to be happy.

    So happiness is simply choosing to be happy. Ironically we can even be happy while sad.
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  • Profile picture of the author fitnesslover1
    One of my favorite quotes of all time. Another one that I really love was by the Dalai Lama: when asked about the what surprised him most about humanity, the dalai lama said "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die; and then he dies having never really lived"
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Happiness is enjoying and living peacefully with the special people in you life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Edward
    To me happiness is when you are financial and location independent. In a nutshell, accomplishing your dreams is the time when a person is truly happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author erica6
    Happiness is all about when u feel free when u smiles for not a funnny thing...& feels good for everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cece and Mark
    Happiness is not found in AVOIDING life's difficulties or challenges...Happiness is found in realizing that these things too have a positive place and an ultimately positive purpose in your life.
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  • Profile picture of the author fannysee
    Happiness is something transient but yet manifest through physical actions
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  • Profile picture of the author go4glory
    Happiness to me would be a happy family living in a happy home along with a happy dog in a happy neighbourhood.
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  • Profile picture of the author Erdy Yudanto
    In fact, being happy is much easier than being miserable.
    I found that when we relax, our brain increases production of serotonin, a "happy chemical"...
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Thank you sharing your thoughts about happiness.
    Happiness is always there if you just choose to be happy.

    Have your day with full of smile
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  • Profile picture of the author BugHo
    Happiness is the satisfaction that you derived when you start with having a desire, and with some amount of effort, successfully achieve and fulfill that desire or magnify the effect.
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  • Yeah, we could only know what happiness is right after we feel it
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    Make it simple, but not simpler.. ~Albert Einstein
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  • Profile picture of the author repstein
    Aristotle discusses one's emotional state in the short term as a kind of happiness, and one's success in life in general as a kind of happiness. His understanding of the details is wrong in many places, but let's work with his categories.

    Short Term- Joy:
    When something happens to a person, three things occur:
    1. the event
    2. the person's evaluation of the event
    3. emotions arising from that evaluation

    You only control #2. So remember the following:
    1. Even if we can't understand His Will, God is perfectly good. Therefore everything happens for the best. Therefore this that just happened is for the best, even if I don't understand how it was for the best. (Yes, there is evil, death, disease, war etc. But everything that happens to a person contributes to his own personal greatest good, spiritually if not physically.)
    2. Think of things to be thankful for about the present situation: 'How fortunate I am to have such a caring friend'... 'At least nobody got hurt in the car accident'.... 'True, I was injured, but at least I am alive.'... 'This long line is a great opportunity to grow by working on the virtue of patience.'... 'Dinner didn't come out the way I wanted it to, but at least I have food to eat. Some people are starving to death right now.'
    3. There are many bad things in the world to focus on and many good things in the world to focus. Only focus on the bad things when practically necessary to learn how to handle situations in the future, improve one's character by repenting for misdeeds etc. Otherwise think about the good.

    Long Term - Happiness:
    1. Living with the purpose of connecting to God, doing as much good as possible in your short time in this existence.
    2. Appreciating that each and every moment, and each and every stage of life, is for the ultimate good.
    3. Guard yourself from doing evil.
    4. Prioritize God, the moral good, family, friends over money, pleasure, ego etc.
    5. Remember that when you die you only bring with you your good deeds. Your clothing, house, car etc do not accompany you.

    Remember the Following Rules about Physical Pleasure:
    1. The anticipation of a physical pleasure is always greater than the pleasure itself.
    2. Physical pleasure cannot satisfy the soul's real desire, which is connection to God.
    3. One's enjoyment of a physical pleasure declines with time- the first bite of the steak is always better than the second, and the second better than the third and so on. And the first full steak you eat is better than the second and so on.

    Spiritual Pleasure, the pleasure of connecting to the One God Who sustains all of existence at every moment, Who manages everything that happens, Who does endless kindness for all of His creations, is always better than anticipated, in what it brings about in this world and the next.

    Since connection to God, the Creator of the Universe, is absolutely central to your purpose in life, one of the worst things you can do is pray to anybody other than your Creator. For such prayer distances you from your Creator and is totally false.
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