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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

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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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    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 61-65, 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 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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    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 think 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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