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I Now Believe That Happiness Is A Choice That We Make

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    Get Your Mind Out Of The Hospital

    Pain is a wrong perspective. When it is experienced in any form, it is a proof of self-deception. It is not a fact at all. There is no form it takes that will not disappear if seen aright. For pain proclaims God cruel. How could it be real in any form? It witnesses to God the...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M Aug 1, 2013

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    Yeah...

    That's not to say there aren't people who are unhappy with good reason; lots of people have a really hard time and perfectly good excuses to be unhappy. However, lately I've found that, if I make a conscious decision to ACT happy, even if I don't feel it (for example because...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 17 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    ~No Excuses Please~

    This story is for healthy capable people who choose to whine and complain. If no one loves you, love someone who has no one. If you are lonely and broke, walk to the nearest nursing home and talk to someone who has not had a visitor for years. If you are hungry, volunteer at...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 8 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    Yes It Certainly Is

    This man: http://www.barryneilkaufman.com has taught me how to be happy from within myself just by deciding to be happy and NOT unhappy. It's a choice! I spent most of my life expecting or waiting for happiness to arrive from outside of me. There is reason for this which goes...
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M Jan 28, 2011

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    Happy Accidents

    I have been through alot in my 39 years. Like many others, I know the pain and heartache and struggles life can bring. I think my positive attitude and sense of humor are what have gotten me through. It is not always easy to keep a positive attitude. It is easy to ask, "...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 11, 2009

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    Baloney

    I thought I was "happy" for years pursuing all the things that were bad for me, and looking for "myself" in them. It wasn't till I hit a wall doing such things and taking a personal inventory to find out I was committing suicide on the installment plan and why I was doing it in...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M Jul 31, 2013

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    I have now taken into account why there has to be a god. I was once atheist and would spend my time trying to tell people there is no god but that was until someone countered me...
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    If happiness was a choice, then i must have made the wrong one. I honestly do not remember what it feels like to be happy, what does happy look like? I don't know if there's...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I have this prayer, it is filled with questions that are seemingly never answered. I pray for answers all of the time and my prayers go something like this; Why? Why have you left...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 2 Responses Aug 23

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    ...It is easier to fake happiness than it is to feel it. For years I have dedicated myself to upholding the narrative expected of me: feminine girl, smart student, bubbly and sweet...
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    Sometimes I feel so down about my life that I think about how to kill myself. I tried to kill myself twice, albeit not very hard. I went to see a therapist and she told me that I...
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    I always believe, wealth is relative. Anyone who is filthy rich is poor if he does not know how to share. And anyone who is poor is rich when he can still give. There are still...
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    my talks remind him of his father and how he was one of those people who liked to be thought of as a victim..he denied vehemently that he was hinting i was the same person, but...
    Nishitaa Nishitaa 22-25, F Aug 29

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    I believe that their has to be life after death, we can't just die and that's it. That's why I turned to the Lord, ok now for the people who don't believe and God and feel the need...
    Mary4you Mary4you 18-21, F 16 Responses Sep 3

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    I believe we all have the right to make choices, if you can't make a choice you are basically a slave. We once had to abort our voyage when confronted by a storm. Good luck we...
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Need to share my story, guess I'm just getting mad by not being able to talk about it and have to have some feed back, specially from men, just to be able to understand my big...
    tangoandjuliette tangoandjuliette 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I know I am going to get a lot of hate from people for posting this. I think it should be a woman's choice to abort or not because it is a woman's choice to believe what she wants...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm bored and can't sleep. I want to sleep but my mind is wondering and just makes me think about things I shouldn't
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    Growing up you soon come to know those who can not only be relied upon in times of crises. But the rare few who think nothing of standing beside you when they know you need it...
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    Why couldn't you just say bye instead of leaving me hanging? It's a really crappy way of saying bye. You were so sweet so I didn't want to believe it. What we had was short-lived...
    outofthebleu outofthebleu 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    A month ago I made a terrible choice. Not only was it terrible but I cannot bring myself to regret the choice. I am carefully using the word choice because a mistake equals a...
    inmysoul0505 inmysoul0505 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Impossible It's been four months since I graduated from College yet I still don't have a job, while majority of my friends and batch mate who graduated in our university are now...
    camille18 camille18 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I "unappologetically" believe in the strength of females to do any "damned" thing they set their minds to! I believe females have brains and opinions that matter and should never...
    Moca2014 Moca2014 26-30 Aug 26

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    But how you handle it and the choices you make that do. My example...before my parents divorced my father was very abusive..physically and verbally to all of us...I can remember...
    Fallen1965 Fallen1965 46-50, M Sep 6

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    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M Aug 25

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    I wish I knew that you would leave, God. If I had known, I'd still be able to feel it when people touch my arm. And I mean really feel it, you know? Feel the warmth and energy. Now...
    becswiggins becswiggins 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Remember when they had back alley abortions? Makes me wonder if pro lifers had something to say about it, back when abortions were illegal? I mean, illegal abortions means more...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I don't even know why there's even an argument. I agree its simply a wast me of time arguing. Nothing is going to change what I feel and/or what I believe. Especially since I am...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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