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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 242 People

    Joy Compared To Happiness

    I have been taught that Joy comes from within; the heart. I believe that as I had much Joy in a relationship and tried to end it. The Joy in my life was gone after being there for so long. I think external things make us happy. They are normally short lived; such as a picture, or...
    climber1 climber1 66-70, M 4 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    I Choose To Be Happy

    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 66-70, M Jan 28, 2011

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    Hell Yeah! That's What It's All About..

    I haave to be truly happy. That has to be my goal. I want to be at peace inside, I need my "inner-tumoil" to cease. I need to feel that I am who I say I am... I have been hearing others say that using antidepressants worked to kick-start their recovery and I have...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Nothing Outside...

    I don't want my happiness to come from something that could leave me like humans and money. I want to be better than that. What I've heard is that I have to accept my limitations as a human being. But, I don't want to. The only think that can make me smile is death, outerspace...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 1 Response Aug 25, 2011

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    Happiness

    Happiness,So I believe,Comes from within,I want more,So I can enjoy,Livin' a life,That's worth the livin'.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 31, 2012

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    Nothing Outside...

    I don't want my happiness to come from something that could leave me like humans and money. I want to be better than that. What I've heard is that I have to accept my limitations as a human being. But, I don't want to. The only things that can make me smile is death, outerspace...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Aug 25, 2011

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    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    I  have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. I was officially diagnosed with major clinical depression when I was 16, after a failed suicide attempt, but it wasn't until 8 years ago that I went on medication. That was when my hellish ordeal with an abusive...
    bluehaiku bluehaiku 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    Things Have to Change

    I have a lot of things that bring me joy in life. My husband, my son, my books, my pretty little things I collect. But when my mind isn't busy with them, I think and think on deep subjects, I make up stories, I have to escape the present. I wish that weren't so. I don't really...
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2009

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    happiness must comes from inside us we don't have to wait for the good moment the good person the good event . We juste have to choose to be happy deeply inside and be carefull to...
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    My parents divorce has given me trust issues and has given me commitment phobia
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    my parents split up when i was 2 and i lived with my mum but after she had my brother and sister she started to spend more time with them and i became the neglected child i was...
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    They're not so different from many families, though they stick together, which only makes their lives worse everyday, the core issue of my family and my extended family is low-self...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    Please give me your opinion. So my search for self-sufficiency and running my own business continues. While reading reviews for various online marketing and freelancing sites, I...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 3 days ago

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    I like to dream...big dreams I let my self drift away on the waves of my imaginations ... brake reality in little pieces and step into a land crated in my mind... I look at reality...
    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You do not need another person to complete you. You need to be happy with who you are, right now. Learn to be alone. Learn to thrive alone. Yes, it is nice to have someone in your...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling 26-30, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    About to turn 28 in the coming hour... Getting older, getting wiser, putting off childish things while desperately clinging to my youth....
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Half the time, when I go into the store, I leave my car running, grab my wallet and leave my purse on the seat. Small town life.
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey everyone, it's my first time posting, so I will keep it short. It's also 3:45 am. I wanted to talk about my sociopathic, violent brother. This guy lied and told us in great...
    LiftedCurse LiftedCurse 31-35, M a week ago

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    Let's get out of here. Not just this town but this life, this reality. Let's go smoke with the aliens and chill with the tigers, let's. go start new lives
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    The goal - how to work from home to get a little extra money to pursue my dream of self-sufficient living. The answer must be online somewhere. The other day, I came across a web...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Hey, I am looking for a person or group to travel the world with and be free from the disappointment around me. I not only know how to live, I know how to survive. Message me to...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Hey, I am looking for a person or group to travel the world with and be free from the disappointment around me. I not only know how to live, I know how to survive. Message me to...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M Feb 2

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    Anybody in CT or near it that has a car and wants to form a group? I'm 19M thanks
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Hi... I wanted to share what happened once in my life at 2014 around winter time... So first of all my family was once a family when I wasn't born, my birthdays were never...
    Rokas2260 Rokas2260 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I haven't had the good fortune of ever seeing a good aggressive fight between two women. But the idea has always interested me tremendously. I certainly don't know any ladies...
    ShortySammie ShortySammie 41-45, M Feb 1

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    You know it is not all about how beautiful you look and how attractive you are, although it is a plus... It is what makes you a person that other people want to be around is what...
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    I'm so glad that I don't have a passport and money right now because I'll be walking out of the door and I wouldn't be coming back. I just can't be doing with all the fighting any...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Sometimes I think a lot. Other times I'm happy.
    baangaraang baangaraang 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    off to Ireland lads XD (I'm 100% a Midwestern USA kid who has never left the country, but certainly wants to get out sometime
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I kind of just want to get up and go, and runaway, and fly
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    TimRose TimRose 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    You are not better nor are you a worse person because of looks. You cannot control the genes passed down to you. You can strive every day to be a better person by starting from the...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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