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I Am Trying to Find Happiness

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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 4 Responses Mar 17

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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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    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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    Emenem123 Emenem123 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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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    how are people so happy?

    I think they are fake. they might not be but it's so foreign. I feel so uncomfortable in my skin. in my body. I feel so uncomfortable....
    jessiroseca jessiroseca 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    This may be long but oh well.

    I am an 18 year old boy, diagnosed with depression, anxiety and OCD. Over the coming years I evaluated myself and my life, my father and mother, brother and friends. Thinking through it all, I attempt to genuinely smile for what I am, how far I've come. I've attempted suicide a...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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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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    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 31 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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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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    hey im gay but not obvious pls no hate.

    i think im a lost soul trying to find my better half, i havent been in a romantic relationship for 21 years, yeah im single since birth. i dont know whats wrong. its scares me that i will grow old without someone beside me. currently im making my life progressive by working my...
    BuenRoed BuenRoed 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    today was such a great day.

    just because of the weather. it was dark cloudy and rainy. then like struggling happiness in the middle of a depressed storm the day brightens up and the bliss is absolute as the darkness creeps in slowly and the calm remains
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    Alitia Alitia 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Moreso within myself then maybe i can

    appreciate my on and off partner's love. Some say having children changes you but i feel like that will make a complex situation worse. Being happy within myself will be a really good start. I will find you happiness. I hope It doesnt take abother 30years
    Lolitta2014 Lolitta2014 26-30, F a week ago

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    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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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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    I've been dating this girl

    for 5 months, we are both 20, and we said we love each other after 2 months. But the problem is, I found out she's slept with 12 guys by age 19 soon after I confessed my love for her and now I feel confused. I understand the past is the past, but she's had 6x more partners and...
    Fatality2013 Fatality2013 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 4

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    "Must've been a place

    so dark, you couldn't feel the light reaching for you through that stormy cloud. Now here we are gathered in our little home town. This can't be the way you meant to draw a crowd Why? That's what I keep askin'. Was there anything I could've said or done I had no clue you were...
    HisMsLane HisMsLane 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have been having problems with myself.

    And that has led to other problems. I grew up in such a terrible home. I grew up to be a contradicting person that is under developed and is now seeing the memories of my childhood with involved violence to myself and by others, and I grew up with abuse, drugs, alcohol and other...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Recently (well, 2 months ago) my ex left me

    for some unknown reason. At first I was extremely cheesed off (trying to keep this for all ages :P ), she wouldn't tell me why, wouldn't listen to anything I or anyone else said to her. All my efforts were for nothing. I lost my temper a bit (not physically, don't worry), But...
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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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    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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    I dont have many friends

    and none of them ever contact me. I'm trying to find more friends and happiness. My cat makes me smile he is always waiting at the door when i come home. I have joined a horticulture class one night a week. Its very interesting and I really enjoy it. I have started studying so...
    wawow wawow 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm still looking in the wrong places.

    He just always seems to say the wrong things, whether it's an accident or purposefully, I just don't know anymore. I do all I can, and it never seems to be enough. I'm tired of feeling so dejected. The stretches of good times feel like a few days where he suppresses the need...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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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    When you low key fall super hard

    for someone... I met Emma about a month ago and we started taking, flirting, and hanging out.We both agreed that we didn't want a relationship at that point, because we had both recently gotten out of another relationship. Tuesday she told me that she didn't want to continue...
    leotaylor leotaylor 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    i'm not sure if im depressed.

    I mean, I'm not sad. but im not exactly happy either. I can laugh and joke and smile during the day, but sometimes when im alone at night I forget how to feel.
    archerqueen archerqueen 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I had a beautiful bird named Delilah,

    she was a 5 month old conure and i bought her at 3 months, she was my everything , we whould sleep eat and watch are tv shows together she went with me to work at pet co and everything, while I was working u a costumer tyres to pet her and she flew behind me because I was her...
    nadya12345 nadya12345 18-21, F Mar 26

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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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    So me checks everywhere.

    http://youtu.be/UtBsl3j0YRQ
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    Never thought I'd actually consider it

    but maybe I will try a career in modeling. Maybe I'll find happiness along the way...
    TokioDoll TokioDoll 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    best line I've heard in a while.

    ............ "I don't care how fat you think you are, you are beautiful to me"... awwww
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My dad shattered my happiness the day he made

    me feel like I was nothing when he was still my everything...
    desxo desxo 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    aka10 aka10 31-35, M Mar 27

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