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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 246 People

    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 6 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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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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    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 1 Response Feb 20, 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 things that can make me smile is death, outerspace...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Aug 25, 2011

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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 Feb 20, 2009

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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 70+, M Jan 28, 2011

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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 Aug 25, 2011

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    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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    Related Experiences

    Over the last few months I've been focusing on finding more happiness within my life. Being a believer happiness is at some level a choice and mostly comes from within ones self...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 15

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    Happiness is not determined by what's happening around you, but rather what's happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it alwayes...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Jan 4

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    Don't live your life constricted in your actions, because of what other people may or may not think of you. That is just stupidity. You have the freedom to try new things, wear and...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    I feel you, like the way you feel me, we know real, it's a big deal, but folks tend to be sour like a dill, claiming it's the life of the trill, subconsciously mad because they're...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Everyone has their flaws. Everyone has a part of themselves that they don't like. I have become fed up with the world and their obsession on what 'beauty' actually is. Beauty to...
    lozzenbee lozzenbee 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    "The problem with love these days is that society has taught the human race to stare at people with their eyes rather than their souls"
    BlueEyes31 BlueEyes31 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    "I want Happiness " Remove I cause that's ego then remove Want cause that's a desire . Now all it left is Happiness :)
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M a week ago

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    I want happiness...but all I have is..sadness....in my heart...️I don't wanna be crushed anymore.....
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    When you wake up in the morning and want to rip your body off When you wish to be invisible When your value comes from the amount of space you take up When the whole meal you...
    dutyface dutyface 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    So...yeah. It's been like this for a while, and I'm so glad this is anonymous. I want to come out to my family, but I know they won't accept me. I have to keep all my relationships...
    xXxbrokenangelxXx xXxbrokenangelxXx 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    They separated when we're still young. We didnt really know why back then, until now, there's no clear reason. So, we just accepted the fact that it happened and there's no getting...
    keepcalmyouu keepcalmyouu 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Over the past couple of years I went through some major changes in my life and used to feel very unhappy, until I decided that I had to do something. I took the following two...
    mattomnipositive mattomnipositive 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    Meant for students to focus on their studies properly where there isn't distraction from other gender within the school(except teachers). But I have a boyfriend, so yea. I'm still...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F Jan 6

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    I've had a depression 5 years ago while living in an european country... Life was rough on me on that time. I rebeled when I was 19 and left my father's home to find me some peace...
    Emdy Emdy 26-30, F Jan 15

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    My mom and dad met in the army and while in Germany my mom found out she was pregnant with me. They lived together and were raising me until I was around one. Then my mom confessed...
    ThatOneWeirdGirl ThatOneWeirdGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    We all find different ways of coping and escaping from society, life and thoughts. But when someone comes and tells you to stop doing whatever that is, then it becomes very hard to...
    Ml4566 Ml4566 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I'm already out to almost all of my friends. I think the only ones who don't know, it's simply bc I haven't talked to them in forever. One friend, I realized I had forgotten to...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    How do you help those who can't seem to help themselves? I have always been really in tune with my siblings ever since I can remember, whenever they are feeling upset or hurt, I...
    jerzshorecoll21 jerzshorecoll21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    My mom was gamer too since I was little .She had been gambling in my whole life. Now she passed away. But the memories are always haunting in my mind. The pictures come to my mind...
    jadepearl jadepearl 41-45, F Jan 7

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    Who want a kipper tie? Anyone?
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Jan 16

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    My family is an utter mess-- my mom (who is the hardest worker I will ever meet) is working two jobs, not including taking care of her kids. Some weeks she'll work 12-18 hours a...
    AKGhost98 AKGhost98 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    When I come on EP I guess the little green light flashes even though I stay perpetually logged on.......but then I get messages rigt away like ooooh! You're here! Now you can talk...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am in the middle if attaining guardianship of my severely autistic sister. My biological mother is extremely ill mentally and cannot care for her. All I get from our lawyer is...
    sgott91 sgott91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I have been feeling like I don't get enough attention from my boyfriend. We have been through a lot. Long story short, he cheated on me, I found out from the other girl who was...
    Kristaaaaaaaaaaaa Kristaaaaaaaaaaaa 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am tired of letting my body define me... It has taken control over my life and my identity. I want to stop upward or downward comparing my body to models and friends. What...
    HalfPerfect HalfPerfect 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    I do not want to feel like this anymore. I want to recover. I lay in bed every night and think about how I've failed again at beating this. I feel ashamed to talk to anyone about...
    AspireToBeFree AspireToBeFree 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've worked from home www.west.com, www.liveops.com
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I love Chicago and it's winters but how I wish I could work from home sometimes have! Today is not bad at all But when it is below zero That's when I say %#¡¿ it!
    lilwil87 lilwil87 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    First time writing..I was so confused at first since normally girls go with boys.I felt diferent and had the feeling that I wanted something diferent,a girlfriend.It was so much...
    noneneko noneneko 18-21, F Jan 17

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    ** Do you really want to make some $$? ** I'm looking for SERIOUS people who want to turn a $40 investment into hundreds or thousands by next week. This is not a scam or one of...
    noomore9too5 noomore9too5 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    ** Do you really want to make some $$? ** I'm looking for SERIOUS people who want to turn a $40 investment into hundreds or thousands by next week. This is not a scam or one of...
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    ** Do you really want to make some $$? ** I'm looking for SERIOUS people who want to turn a $40 investment into hundreds or thousands by next week. This is not a scam or one of...
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    I'm sad... the past couple of days I've been feeling sad. I feel like there's nobody there. nobody I really connect with. nobody that really cares. it's difficult when you care so...
    RaigaKurosuki RaigaKurosuki 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I met the most amazing guy and it hard to explain but we have such a deep connection that we can talk about anything Nothing's off limits and he doesn't judge he listens and...
    psychologyLover08 psychologyLover08 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Melusine was a character in a book I read about an English boy staying in a French chateau with his family. The French girl was called Melusine and her secret was that she turned...
    melusin3 melusin3 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I feel so **** every night
    ellieellieellieellie ellieellieellieellie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I've Been thru a foster home ,group home
    cutedimplesxx cutedimplesxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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