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I Am Trying to Find Happiness

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    Going to bed every night wondering how much

    longer you'll stay tortured here with us is not a recipe for a restful sleep. The last thing I think of at night is usually the first reminder of my day upon waking. I don't know why I'm still investing so much time and thought into you while you could care less in exchange...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F Dec 14, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    zoecc11 zoecc11 26-30, F Dec 24, 2014

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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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    'Life is about trusting your feelings

    and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change.' - unknown
    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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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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    Is life truly what you make it.

    ..or is bad luck just hereditary?
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    Two days ago, on my way to stock up my "life

    sustenance", I helped an old man who just had knee surgery, having a hard time crossing the street to his house. It was cold, snowing, bad neighborhood. He was holding his cane in one hand, two heavy bags in the other. Course I hesitated, girl + bad neighborhood = well, bad. I...
    Darnguyen Darnguyen 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    The sheer stupidity of psychobabble

    and useless mind games that people work up to try to explain how to have peace of mind, happiness, or self worth. I still see it daily online. It led me into profound dismay and confusion. Shame on them all, and all the ridiculous books on positive thinking as well. I avoid it...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 21

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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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    Animus115 Animus115 18-21, M Jan 21

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 9

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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, 2014

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    Love do targets all ages

    and time It makes a heart beat including mine Nothing could be compared by this When innocence was there for a kiss Young love such sweet as a cream Moments that reality was a dream Air so soft and breezy There wouldn't be as much this cozy Surrounded by many people Eyes...
    AinaRosales AinaRosales 18-21, F Jan 27

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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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    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 6 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    i cut myself last night,

    i couldnt handle all the pressure, i broke.
    lollipoponastick lollipoponastick 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Guys I think I've found happiness.

    Do you think it's harder to find happiness or keep happiness?
    naynay3306 naynay3306 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    Let's take a minute to talk about hope.

    There is no flawless "hope is" definition, in the chaos of lingual perceptions and the occasional religious involvement. Though I love the word hope, it is my second favourite word. (Second to pomegranate ^^,) I often drift on the concept of hope when I'm feeling down, and it...
    InsaneDane InsaneDane 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm starting to think happiness avoids me at

    all costs. I hope I'm proven wrong,
    greywolf9678 greywolf9678 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    I've been struggling a lot with unfullfilled

    desires and other things like fear of uncertainty in life. Most of it there's a reason to it I have a list of mental ilnesses OCD, BPD, Depression and who knows what more...it's not uncommon to be in such states of mind. Afraid of losing the people I hold dear to me and yet view...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 33 Responses Jan 10, 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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    Don't fight with a person

    who doesn't even deserve the honor of being your adversary.
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M Feb 10

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    So I'm looking for it.

    To find out what it is, first, and to find out how to get it, second. And along the way I hope to publish the results online. I sincerely hope that enough people have seen me around this place now to know that I do have a way of increasing the happiness in people's lives, by...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I Don'T Know.......

    Yes, am trying to find happiness in my life. Who doesn't? But, i don't Know how to be happy in life. I can't remember when i laugh for the last time. Although i always laugh with my friends. I am the girl who can keep smiling although i was sad inside. A real smile is that when...
    Fallofwinter Fallofwinter 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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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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    ...but I don't know where to look.

    Everything's up in the air, I don't have any solid ground to tread on. Looking at all that's going on around me, long lost friends finding happiness, getting hitched, leading successful careers; in the past I arrogantly thought I'd always trump them, that I would always come...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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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, 2014

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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 come from a big family,

    so when I was told at a young age I would Never have children I cried for a week. But then I got over it, and decided I would live a full independent life, and be the best aunt ever. Then I got back in touch with a high school friend who had a daughter. He pursued me...
    NotFirstNotLast NotFirstNotLast 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    hi I am 19 years old

    and I am very interested in older men I would love to chat!! I will let you know more about me ;)
    bbbabyxoxox bbbabyxoxox 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    And someday, I will hope

    that my sadness will be replaced by something beautiful :)
    bR0k3nWings bR0k3nWings 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    Happiness is hard to find

    but once you feel like its in your hands, endure it all you can and live greatly up to it.
    ohangela ohangela 13-15, F Feb 14

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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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    My most recent plan? Dust off the old Pema

    books and remind myself to stay present and not get spinning and spiraling out of control being afraid of the future. And at the end of the day, I want to lie back in bed and know i was kind, thoughtful, and present. And when I **** up, I want to be forgiving of myself. Sure...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M Jan 16

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    Wouldn't it be cool if we could trade our

    time/money? Poor people would be all like, "hey man, wanna trade your money for my time? Without money I've got no use for it. I dream about throwing it away all the time, why not sell it to someone who's got thee and to make better use of time. So what say you, half my time for...
    Darnguyen Darnguyen 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    lets be honest. we are not perfect.

    most of us is terrible. all we can do is just do things to fix ourself. but all have i learn the best you can do is just be kind and support each other.
    KevinAng KevinAng 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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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 5 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    I am happy! Life is good,

    but today had me thinking about happiness and that resulted in me writing this article. WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO FEEL HAPPY? Some people are never happy! They walk around grumpy and it is as if an invisible black cloud is following them around everywhere they go. So what...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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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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    Struggling with having no friends.

    I try to do things alone but I would love to have someone always there a bestfriend maybe. Someone to laugh with and have nights out, and even to just talk or text regularly. And I always try to hide that I'm a loner. But it's really depressing. Grew up in foster care and got...
    ximperfectangel ximperfectangel 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 13

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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, 2014

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    I used to be 52 days clean of cutting.

    But last night I broke that. I can't seem to go very long without self harming. I can't be happy.
    letsrunawayyy letsrunawayyy 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21

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