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I Am Trying to Find Happiness

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    love failure kills me alot.

    ..geeting depressed??????
    solambu solambu 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm in my mid-twenties.

    I'm trying to find my footing in this world (not sure what I want to study in grad school, find my passion, get a better job, etc.) while at the same time working on my issues. I grew up in a very dysfunctional household; father was emotionally and physically abusive toward my...
    willgethru willgethru 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 12

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    I am trying to find happiness in my life.

    .. i am 20 years old and am constantly told my life will get better and have been told this sense i was five years old. *sigh* well so far it just doesnt look that way. The only good things to come my way end up being false hope blown up in my face. I look and try my best but...
    NaomiTheBunny NaomiTheBunny 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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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 11 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    I'm 26with two kids trying to find happiness

    other then my kids..Idk I guess looking for my soulmate.. but its hard to find someone that doesn't mind me having 2 kids..my friends tell me there's a guy out there for u while there hugged up on there man..and I'm thinking thanks and still feeling like the odd man out -_-
    swann89 swann89 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 13

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    I really am trying to find happiness

    but it's probably not the way no one would agree with. Inside I feel more at peace. I feel kind hearted, genuine, free spirited and sometimes spoiled. But on the outside I feel completely insecure, unattractive, inadequate and ashamed. What i project on the outside makes me...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    The smile on my face doesn't mean my life is

    perfect. It means despite my challenges, i choose to focus on my blessings.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    So to try and find happiness,

    I am making small changes. one I left behind someone that was destroying my life. Now months later after getting back into a semi stable place I am changing my drinking happens (harder to do when you high body temp. I may explain in a different place why). I am also going to try...
    fallenzero fallenzero 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    rascal555 rascal555 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Blazie69 Blazie69 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 1

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    Everything in my life is going according to the

    plan, however this plan is not bringing me much happiness. I thought that it would, but it's not. I like being in control of my career, friends, family, everything just has to be "exactly so". And now I am just thinking "so what".... it 's just that the things you expect to make...
    NarcissisticMe NarcissisticMe 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I am trying to figure it all out.

    I have been married over 10 years to a great man. Sex is good. I fantasize about women. I kissed another man in a moment of weakness. I have no idea what would make me happy in life.
    Sellerbee616 Sellerbee616 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I dont remember the last time I was truly happy.

    I always have a smile on my face but 99.9% of the time it is a fake smile.
    cheybear96 cheybear96 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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

    that always makes me happy. 💙
    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    Hello guys. Since childhood,

    I have been a person that is easy to be made fun off. I have always been that isolated kid sitting on the last bench without really talking to anyone. I have always been good in academics. I scored cgpa 9.8 in class 10 and 82 % in class 12. Every now and then, I had a couple of...
    akhilnsec akhilnsec 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Far from perfect... Sometimes I wonder

    if that isn't part of the problem. Not sure how to go on surrounded by so much darkness. This world is filled with so much hardship, so much pain and suffering. What makes me better than them? Why am I spared? Not that my own life has been without its own fair share of darkness...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    remember that time when i was truly happy with

    my life and happy with myself? yea, me either.
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Normally when I am sad I like making music,

    drawing or writing. I never really mind being sad because i draw lots of inspiration from it. I was blessed to start my own company where I could make a living from my hobbies. I started this with a friend/classmate which had the same creative thinking as I have and it felt...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    When someone walks out of your life,

    let them. They are just making more room for someone better to walk in!
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    And I'm trying, which is actually going good.

    I'm trying to think as positive as I can and think as less as I can about negative things. It's been helping me cause I see that I barely feel depressed anymore and that I'm feeling good like almost all the time. Which I'm happy about cause I want to get rid of my depression...
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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    Blazie69 Blazie69 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 1

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    When negativity enter your headspace.

    Show it the door and tell it there's no vacancy. Never give negativity a home :-)
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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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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    now I know I can't rely on people

    as the source of happiness. all I need is to speak my mind, with manner of course, before its too late:)
    Gina1993 Gina1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Does anybody ever feel like they were meant

    for something more? Something greater? Like, where they are currently isn't where they're supposed to be. Not just where they are personally, professionally, romantically or anything like that. But as though you weren't meant for greater things, meant to do something great, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 26

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    Isn't everyone? I guess to answer this

    question, you have to know what you're definition of happiness is. For me, I'm not talking about watching a clip and getting a chuckle... I'm talking about the kind of happiness which makes you glow. That inner glow which allows people to know you're in a very good place. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 15

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    because i never been happy of my self i always

    cried because I don't look the same like others
    emimorales emimorales 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    just hasn't seemed in the cards

    for me for quite some time.abt given up on it
    jewwlie jewwlie 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Gina1993 Gina1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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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 5 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    Why is it so much more difficult

    than you expect? Why do the sad moments in your day swallow the happy moments? The happy moments never swallow the sad, it doesn't seem fair. I think what I have to do now is strive to be a positive person. Think positive, act positive, eat positive, surround myself with...
    harbingerofcake harbingerofcake 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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    This wonderful person came into my life making

    it the happiest it has ever been. I have never felt so much happiness before. It felt so real and special. But then something tragic happened causing everything to just crumble around me. I felt emptier and quieter inside. I would have to fake a smile and pretend I'm alright...
    AndyL567 AndyL567 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    RESIST THE TEMPTATION OF TAKING ACTION OR

    MAKING A DECISION WHILST ANGRY... BECAUSE MOST OFTEN THAN NOT, THE ACTION/DECISION WOULD NOT ONLY BE WRONG, YOU ALSO MIGHT NEVER GET THE SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT.
    HananAquarius HananAquarius 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    I am trying to kill the cynicism inside me,

    here are my attempts. 1. It upsets me knowing that many successes are due to robbed ideas. 2. I wish my mother had a higher IQ, so I could relate to her better. 3. It is not worth considering every outcome of an event, if the event is over before you have the chance to consider...
    YouAreNotWhoYouSayYouAre YouAreNotWhoYouSayYouAre 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I read people's struggles,

    I can relate, I recall my darkest moments, so many years of existing one bad moment after the next. The worst for me was being told that I deserve to be treated badly in my relationships. It's was my fault for being too kind to my loved ones and letting them take me for granted...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    I started cutting myself a couple months ago

    and I struggle with being happy. but I just wanted to say if you're going through that that I find that going on a run or just sitting outside in a quiet place with no technology (just you and nature) that it's great. it can feel like you're the only person in the world. or just...
    ta78 ta78 18-21, F Jul 10

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    The gun is loaded but it's not in my hand I'm

    trembling and shaking too much to hold it This monotony has nearly drained me You are in my heart but I am still lonely This need is all consuming hungry and gnawing I want to heat you up to boiling I want to shoot you up inject you into me I want you running through my...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I have lived the most part of my life waiting

    for happiness to ...find me. But as you can guess, it didn't find me. In fact, it didn't even bother to look for me...lol For some years now, I have decided to make a change in my life. Got back in college to finish my degree, worked hard to reconcile with my wife, bought a...
    andy7rs andy7rs 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I have battled trying to find happiness my

    whole life it seems. Ive found it a lot, I just lose it a lot at times too. I hope one day soon I find the true answer to remain strong and happy
    rissrose rissrose 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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      I am a twenty one year old university

    student and I really want to experience what it feels like for someone to love and care for me. This might sound a little bit weird but the fact is that I have never really known what it feels like to be loved by someone in an kind of way. Family or romantic love. The fact is...
    Trust1993 Trust1993 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Hey guys, im new here,

    and frankly, I feel so alone, I dont know who to trust or who to turn to to talk about my problems. Im hoping I can find people here that are like me, because right now, i have no one.
    hsoj15 hsoj15 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    She has never felt so far away

    and I have never felt more alone, than tonight. I wish that I could find hope in something else, but I never have been able to. The loneliness is a weight that I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy. I know there are others who have struggled parallel to this and even further...
    InsaneDane InsaneDane 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Try to ask yourself what is really important

    and then have the courage to build your life around your answer.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 16

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    I think happiness is what makes you pretty.

    Period. Happy people are beautiful. When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in. Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser inside all...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    My parents tell me I'm ugly

    because I'm fat. They say I won't ever get married because of that. Marriage is a big deal in my community and society, and I'm a disgrace to them. I have always loved myself despite the way I look; I have loved myself despite the mistakes I've made; I have loved myself despite...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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