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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 244 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 just fully realised this. last night, something i had dreamt about for months happened, and i woke up feeling empty. i still feel empty. it didn't make me happier...
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    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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    I believe I have suppressed memories from childhood and some things are hard to remember. Like chunks of my childhood blacked out. There was no violence and drugs or alcohol weren...
    AmayaHoo AmayaHoo 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Come from a series of broken homes with my mothers parents outlasting them all making it 50 yrs together before my grandfather had enough. Dont blame him though , I remember my gma...
    skinnyray skinnyray 26-30, M May 5

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    It's Really hard when you come from a broken family , it can affect your future And you always ask yourself that " why" Hi guys im Alma I Just wanna share my life here. when...
    almaNorman almaNorman 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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    I want to share a letter that I wrote when I was crying after having a fight with my dad trying to make everyone happy. I feel like sharing it, maybe someone knows how to get rid...
    tigerlily1413 tigerlily1413 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

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    i began to write some words..to compose a verse in rhyme or prose verse sublime. but i cannot compose words to do justice to this person who has ensnared my heart. the greatest...
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    My name is Sophia, I'm 13 years old and I'm the girl in the flower romper in the picture. For as long as I can remember my parents have fought, it was never true love. They never...
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    I got an aunty who always calls cfs on everyone, she'll believe anything she thinks, and shes very convincing, so it makes it worse. I got another aunty who cries herself at night...
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    My parents have been divorced since before I was born and all I really want to say to them is... And sorry about cursing but.. Why the fu** did you have me if you were going to...
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    Just like you, I have grown up with divorced parents since I was three years old. I have been lucky to come out the other side 20 years later currently completing my Psychology...
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    I just want to be myself. It's not much to ask. I don't want to have to hide myself anymore. But the reactions my family has towards lgbt characters in media (like the movie I...
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