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I Am Trying to Find Happiness

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    To Be Happy Is My Dream....

    Till now i was never been happy in my life because of my sensitive character. i never depend on external happiness... i want to be happy from internal, i just dont want a artificial smile on my face, i want a smile which comes from my heart.... am struggling to find my internal...
    vachya vachya 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    My Ep Pals And The Happiness They Bring Into My Life...

    I want to make a thread where I and others can come in and post those treasured moments when you read something and  decide you totally adore the person who wrote it.  I want to go through my whole Friends list and add a  bit of what makes each one so special to me.  I'd love...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 26 Responses May 11, 2011

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    Denial Helps Growth!

    Tis no good for all our wishes to be filled, Through sickness,  we recognize the value of health, Through evil the value of good. Through exertion, the value of rest.. Through wrongs, ours and others.. The value of forgiveness. author unk  ....... Blessed are...
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518 56-60, M 1 Response May 15, 2007

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    Punished. I don't understand

    why my sister has to say mean things to me. She does this cyclically. She ignores me or does something mildly annoying and then beats me up over it. It's like she's trying to get me to call her out or say something mean to her, then she does it herself and punishes me. I'm tired...
    spade8517 spade8517 41-45, F 3 Responses May 19

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    My bother kind of insulted me in front of my mom

    and I pretended I didnt care but inside it hurt me so much. I almost lost all my confidence that moment. I have given up trying to make things better. I dont know what to do. I try to be happy and try to not pay heed but every night I cry and try to get over it.
    Rae06 Rae06 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    shannonigin shannonigin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Happiness Always Ends With Sadness

    i am a simple guy who have simple dreams ..only think missing in my life is love..yeah u would say u will find one when the time come but i fall in love with wrong people who wlways hurt me and broke me apart.... i was quite happy 2 days back.. but my life dont like me too...
    hasank hasank 22-25, M 6 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    When you are searching

    for something, the first thing to do is to define it. So let me ask you. What is the definition of happiness??
    YElRashidy YElRashidy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Don't Try To Find Happiness, Build It.

    I have found that you don't FIND happiness, you actually have to make it. Get rid of things that block happiness and surround yourself with lots of good things. Those things can be friends, hobbies, lifestyle, the way you occupy your time and mind and many other things. Getting...
    TomWPB TomWPB 41-45, M 10 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    I don't even remember what it feels like to be

    truly happy... And whenever there's a time where I'm actually happy I actually start to cry because it's been so long since I've had my true happy moments
    xotilweoverdose xotilweoverdose 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I see people around school smiling

    and laughing and I can't help but wonder why and how are they so happy? Yes I've had great moments in life but overall I would not say I am happy. I feel I may never be happy but I would settle for contentment which is close enough.
    Extraminty365 Extraminty365 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm not happy but in trying to find my

    happiness I just hate feeling depressed
    sillygirl008 sillygirl008 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I need to start loving myself first

    before I move on to the next step. I guess finding true happiness isn't easy & I hope one fine day I'm able to say that "I've genuinely found happiness".
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F 1 Response May 22

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    I am not happy, but I'm trying to find

    happiness. Lots of "bad" things happened to me and still are happening. I have changed, the way i look at things changed. One year ago if any of this happened to me i would probably be crying and harming my own body ( stupid i know ) but now I'm learning from it.. I'm not...
    XtearsXdontXfall XtearsXdontXfall 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I'm seeking happiness all the time,

    and happiness for me is my education! Once i graduate i will be the happiest woman on Earth. I dropped out if uni last year only because i didn't have enough money, I hate how education nowadays is paired with money not the person's love towards it. My only chance now is...
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Something about being outdoors just makes me

    feel really happy. Not necessarily in the cafe, and i'm talking about going to the garden or park during the summer. I will just close my eyes, and either listen to my surroundings or listen to some songs from my ipod, Being happy is very important because when you so caught up...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F May 29

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    Moving On From Personal Traumas

    my husband and i have had a very hard time the past couple years...physical injury, fire, surgery, death, all happened within a few months...it has been two years today since his sister passed away while visiting us in our home. She went to sleep on our couch, and did not wake up...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 34 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    Is Happiness That Elusive?

    Let me give this a try and see where it goes.  Life has been a bit of a downer for me lately.  Marriage on it's last legs.  Finances in a bad way due to an injury last November and no work since then.  I am a self employed artist so no worker's comp. ...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 14 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    Anyone want to pass some happiness

    and peace over this way so I can let things go. I would be ever so grateful (:
    athenalovlies athenalovlies 18-21, F Apr 30

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    I'm not sure if some of us are born like this

    and it's ok to feel this way everyday but I'm so unhappy. From childhood I wasn't able to just sit and be happy everything felt heavy and the smallest things bothered me. Now not so much can effect me but I feel empty and everyday is a battle with suicidal thoughts but everyday...
    charliann charliann 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Where The Sidewalk Ends

    Have you seen it? I asked the moviegoer after the show. Have you heard it? I asked the disc jockey on air. Have you tasted it? I asked the chef in the local bistro. Have you smelled it? I asked the florist preparing a bouquet. Have you touched it? I paused on the sidewalk Finally...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    I've finally realized

    that me dwelling over the past is going to do nothing but make me upset even more. Especially with myself. So, I've learned to put a smile on my face through everything I go through. Negative thoughts will get me no where. And I can truthfully say I am on my way to happiness.
    InTheSky15 InTheSky15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    milkyseadeck milkyseadeck 18-21 Jun 26

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    the urge to cut..is powerful.

    i don't know if i wanna go through this again.. i've been clean since my birthday. but, i've been having the biggest urges lately. i try to distract my mind. but, that only works for a few moments. why does cutting have to be so damn addciting?
    fxithxo fxithxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Otakut Otakut 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Enjoy-Helping-Others/4382106
    converted converted 46-50, M Jun 8

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    Maybe "Find" Is the Wrong Word

    I forget the actual origin of my belief, but I remember being taught at some point that happiness is not something you can obtain. It's not a commodity that can be bought or bartered. It's not something you can win in a contest. It's not some kind of prize. Rather, it is...
    victorious victorious 26-30, M 1 Response May 10, 2007

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    Just like every other human being I'm seeking

    Happiness, but for no apparent reason at all I'm actually Happy today, been laughing seen this morning like genuinely =). I didn't know it will be this good just like being a kid again, I just wish this is a good sign 1st day of the year. Wish I can share a bit of my Happiness...
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Today I realised I have wasted an entire year

    being unhappy chasing friends and my love and I havnt been really happy in a long time because I am not letting go off the memories... But now I think I am gonna change that ☺️
    Thehappyguyy Thehappyguyy 22-25, M Jul 13

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    I miss being there, I miss holding hands,

    I miss making you laugh, I miss making faces at you, I miss kissing, I miss talking for hours about nothing, I miss having someone to care about, I miss always wanting to see you, I miss the small things because that's what mattered to me, I just miss having someone
    Yaright678 Yaright678 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Just wen all good things start happening in my

    life. I still feel like I lack something. I feel this urge to look back and wonder shud I go back? How did I get from moving forward to taking a peek at the past ? # emotional #
    nickayla nickayla 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    Fear Of The Unknown ?

    Don't you ever get sick of being miserable ? Don't you ever get bored of being quiet , and blaming in your thoughs the injustice around you ...don't you ever get tired to hide your feelings between some words ? Does the light bothers you eyes yet ? It seems we never learn our...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    You will NEVER gonna find happiness.

    Happiness is not a destination, it's a way if travel! So enjoy what you have, and work for what you want.
    Godom Godom 18-21, F Feb 19

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    It's hard to believe

    that my personalities can be polar opposites. Just last night, I was miserable. Some nights, I want to go to sleep and never wake up. Then the day comes and everything is okay again; or that's what I like people to believe at least. "I don't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday's...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    My To-do List

    1. Try to wake up each morning with positive outlook 2. Look out the window 3. Laugh about at least one thing each day 4. Exercise 5. Write down my inspiring thoughts 6. Think about people I love 7. Notice the sunshine 8. Read 9. Dream about a bright future 10. Smile at children...
    starzzy31 starzzy31 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    Happiness, what is it?

    How should I know? Does it even look as if I would know? It is alien to me...wrong even. I cannot be happy They say to chase things-not to wait for them to come. Others say not to pursue happiness because it'll come knocking, happiness will find you. Haha. Nobody actually know...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    Last six months were no good,

    but I stayed super positive and now everything is falling into place. I am so happy all is right in my world.
    Flboy81 Flboy81 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    Is happiness an illusion to those of us

    that are deep thinkers? Those of us who could give a **** bout the materialistic items of today, the shallowness that we see in most people today with they're fake lives where at the first sign of asker crash they **** they're pants! I wanna just chat with someone whom...
    Wingapo Wingapo 41-45, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Happiness should be found by yourself without

    the aid of anything artificial, this means not relying on things that would give us a feeling of temporary distractions such as drinking or partying - this is only running away from problems when they can be out letted in a different productive way. You can find happiness by...
    bd13 bd13 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    When I was 5 years old,

    my mother 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....
    mariacutte mariacutte 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What Is The Happiness??

    Im just and ordinary people, i come from the poor family, i know there is no reason why i was born at this family,,, cause there is a God will.. but why its me??? i try to found the answer for long time, until i meet someone, he is become from the rich family,, and i try to ask...
    kudaws kudaws 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Defying Social Taboo: Eating Alone

    What is it with our society today? When did eating alone in public become such a taboo that it is almost a cardinal sin? I remember in high school lunchtime was usually the period everyone looked forward to, but for me it was a chore. Who you sat with and ate lunch with defined...
    yujinxiang317 yujinxiang317 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    I know teenagers always say "i hate my parents.

    " Well- i am constantly mistreated and pushed around. They are rude and although they feed and clothe me which i appreciate, they are racist, sexist homophobes who didnt believe my doctor when he said i had depression.
    Jovifroyo Jovifroyo 18-21 1 Response May 26

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    You Make Me Happy

    When I talk to you everything makes sense .  I  share, I am dying, I am reborn again.    It feels so good. It is better then sex. It always makes me happy even if I am left down below in the end. Maybe I am right or maybe I am wrong but I was able to say in my own special...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M May 12, 2012

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    Even If I Never Will

    Things crumble to dust in front of my eyes, and I no longer care. My marriage which has pretty much been over for more than a year is in the end stages. All that is left is to see to my wife's health and my daughter's best interests.My wife has been suicadal and abusive. Lashing...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I believe we will be trying to find happiness

    forever. Our ideas of happiness will change constantly over time. What makes us happy now, may not be the same thing that makes us happy 5 years from now. We will obtain our happiness goal, then want more and raise the "happiness" bar. We all need to learn how to be happy at any...
    bonitamalikewhoa bonitamalikewhoa 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    A Prayer for my Friends: Dear Father God in

    Heaven, I come before You today knowing that all power is in Your hands. I know that You are God and there is no other besides thee. I know that You care for Your people but most of all You love them. Right now, many of my friends are facing loneliness, illness, brokenness...
    mysteryman1966 mysteryman1966 46-50, M Feb 28

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    Happiness Is Just A Teardrop Away...

    I've been looking for happiness, but in all the wrong places, it would seem. I've tried to achieve happiness through professional success. Well, since I keep getting screwed there, no way. Happiness through incredible wealth - well, apparently not to achieve for the honest Joe...
    Kletti Kletti 70+ 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    i ********** and take baths.

    that always makes me happy. 💙
    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 1

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    Is any one with me on finding true happiness

    feeling loved and cared for I cry my self to sleep every night having my love one next to me who has no idea how lonely I sad I feel
    Ivonna Ivonna 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 2

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    “Laugh, even when you feel too sick

    or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no...
    summerbloom summerbloom 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 25

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