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I Need to Find Something That Makes Me Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    What Can I Do?

    So far I keep finding things I like, and it seems I keep choosing incorrectly. I have to find something to do with my self that will make me happy that can't be taken away so easily.
    Gene86 Gene86 26-30, F Jan 30, 2012

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    Being Happy

    I firmly believe that everyone has a setpoint for things like self value, self esteem and indirectly also to the level of happiness you have. Regardless of the situation you need some sort of satisfication in life otherwise you would just keep over and die. Perspective is...
    RogerThompson RogerThompson 41-45, M Sep 15, 2009

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    Wheres Happyness

    I don't know why I'm never happy ? I have a job , no kids , a car. Maybe it's cause I'm single. That could be it need a lady to make me feel happy at least i think??
    spikeone1 spikeone1 26-30, M Aug 18, 2012

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    I've had depression for almost a month

    but I'm slowly coming out of it. I'm forcing to go out when I would rather stay home. I'm trying to socialize more even though I like being by myself. And you know what,I feel better...I'm not really 'happy' yet but I'm not crying myself to sleep anymore.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I Go Through Life Making Others Happy...

    In my whole 18 (almost 19) years of life I can only remember a few times where I've made a decision that made me truly happy.  Most of the time when I make a decision I make it for the people around me instead of me and when somebody asks me what makes me happy or what...
    thatonegirl18 thatonegirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Im 42 and Cant Be Happy

    Hi Im new so I really don't know what im doing. I am 42, female I have a nice house, money children a job and a wonderful husband. (now isnt that enough to be happy about???) My life revolves around my family, husband ect. I have no hobbies except I read all the time, cant get...
    Bellavamps Bellavamps 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    Happiness

    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one in search of a purpose in life.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 29, 2011

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    I don't enjoy being sad so everything I do. I find enjoyment to everything im in. The moment. The forest. The sidewalk. I find something to make me happy. Maybe that makes me blind...
    blabweekly blabweekly 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Everyone always says to do what will make you happy. But I don't really know how to be happy. I guess to understand why I'm not happy I would first need to understand happiness...
    SlothQueen SlothQueen 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I love life and I am happy I am alive and experiencing it. I believe life is a gift not a right and you should live it to the full. Try something new, be adventurous and take a...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 11

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    I need to rant. I have had so many worries and stressful thoughts going through my head and I need to let them out. It's going to be long and probably annoying and depressing so I...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F Sep 30

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    Happy Dance = Winner I love a good happy dance. I'm not afraid to boogie when something goes right. My football team wins... Happy Dance Find some money... Happy Dance Favourite...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M Oct 9

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    1. Parties 2. Holidays 3. Fairgrounds 4. My family 6. Presents 7. My friends 8. Ice cream 9. Eating out 10. Hugs 11. My phone 12. Dancing 13. Bumping in to old friends in...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Oct 15

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    I need someone who makes me happy. Who would give me his shoulder to cry on. Who takes me for me
    2cuutee4u 2cuutee4u 13-15, F a week ago

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    I find it hard to find something I love doing job wise and would love to have a job that I truely love I absolutely love gaming but I don't know what I would need to do to get a...
    Jazke Jazke 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    These are the days however when I need to be made happy. My confidence is shot over life's way of ******** on me, and trying my hardest to keep my head up. I gotta keep fighting...
    whycantibesaved whycantibesaved 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I hate when you find something you're really excited about and really wanna tell someone then you remember no one likes you and it's just like Oh. ...
    emgg emgg 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    There is beauty in all, and there is the ugly. Neither exist in solitary corners. Neither can survive without the other. There is balance in all thing, and we seek equilibrium...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 11

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    I doubt anyone will respond to this. Its not like I want anyone to respond, its just that.. I hope someone will. Ive lost a lot of faith. Faith in god, myself and humanity. So...
    DerangedScubadiver DerangedScubadiver 18-21, M 8 Responses Oct 1

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    October 25. Letting Go of the Past. "... in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me when as yet there was none of them." —Ps. 139:16 Some...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm a gay Christian and I have had a lot of things go wrong lately. I just need someone to help me through this, preferably a Christian but tbh if u hate Christians but you still...
    AGuyInNeed AGuyInNeed 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm going to tell you guys my perspective on how my depression came to what it is now. This is going to take a while. five years back, I was then 10/11 years old. I had a group...
    RianneK RianneK 16-17, F Oct 15

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    I have been blessed enough to find a kindred soul. This person is someone who understands my challenges, cheers on my successes and shares my dreams and desires. I have an...
    WitchingHourAuthor WitchingHourAuthor 36-40, F 1 Response 33 mins ago

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    There comes a point in some life events when you realize you can't take it anymore. You can't handle the stress, the way it makes you feel, the loneliness of those feelings, and...
    lovedaria lovedaria 26-30, F Oct 9

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    I just wrote a story in another place about "happiness." Yes I have been trying to find that elusive thing they call happiness for quite some time now...just when I think I have...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I don't want to be expected to be happy with settling for less because I have baggage and issues. Yet, I know that the people who say that you can have the life you want no matter...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Maihowl Maihowl 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I've always fantasized about that perfect life, perfect husband and perfect family. I'm only 18, I know, too young to be thinking about all of that but who doesn't think about love...
    destiny0710 destiny0710 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I had this dream like quite some time ago: I was a King in my kingdom,(forgive me, I may be a gal but that is what the dream is). I was conquering this kingdom that I took over...
    YesIAmACat YesIAmACat 16-17 Sep 25

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    Your face, your presence, is a constant reminder of what I could never be, that I'm the failure reflected in your eyes when you look at me. I wish I didn't hate you so much, then...
    sheepInwolfsclothing sheepInwolfsclothing 22-25 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have no energy left to fight my fears and insecurities. I know people would probably laugh a 24-year-old who acts like a kid and is miserable. Who'd want to be near me, right...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Hi, I'm a 23 year old female. All my life I have known how I want to act and who I want to be. And I loved that, and i loved who i was (a studious, good girl, with a kind heart...
    lizyork lizyork 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    The Anti-Social ‘Social Networkers’ It seems to be a trend that is not going away. You are out with some friends, at a social gathering, mine was a bowling night, a group of 6...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M Oct 7

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    Corporate America- I took a year hiatus and decided to get back in the grind and prospect different companies to find a good fit. This is gripe is concerning the mortgage industry...
    NotFiction NotFiction 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I want to say happy birthday today to the most amazing man in my life, your my lover, my boyfriend and most of all your my best friend. Love you always!
    slimsweet98 slimsweet98 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I just live that song by Pharrell Williams! It's good to be happy, the world is a better place! It takes conditioning though because you get presented with news desperately...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    AbnormalNormal AbnormalNormal 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F Oct 6

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    tesser4ct tesser4ct 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    niiggaaboo niiggaaboo 16-17, F Oct 12

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    "But I loved you. I loved you so much it changed who I was. It gave me something I never had before. It gave me a greater knowledge of love, it's fire, it's passion, it's...
    Iblis88 Iblis88 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love you my ****. I dont want to say your name, as I want to protect you still even though you have abandoned me. Just let me know you are happy and I will be ok to know that...
    dreamingdarkness dreamingdarkness 26-30, M Sep 28

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