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I Want My Happiness to Come From Within

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 247 People

    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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    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 70+, M Jan 28, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi guys :) I am having such a great day and I hope that I'm not going to jinx it by posting this.. I just wanted to share my good news and stuff. So, yesterday was a horrible day...
    Inthepr0cess Inthepr0cess 22-25, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    So tired of trying to make other people happy all the while hoping, praying, crossing my fingers that someone would take the time to make me happy. Well, no one ever took that...
    thiswatermelonlovesme thiswatermelonlovesme 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    If you only have the capacity to doubt and scorn. If you are critical and hard thinking. If you think the worst and don't believe... You will hardly ever be happy! Listen to...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I enjoy doing nothing on my weekends. I like to lay back and relax outside. I feel guilty for not going out and doing the whole social thing (as others have suggested I do), but...
    mcfry mcfry 31-35, M Jul 20

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    I think I know why I love him like this, he's not my love but then I love him even so. I know it won't last this way forever, we will return and become as we were because that is...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 Jul 19

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    I've been told that I'm not good enough multiple times. But in the end I know that beauty is who you are as a person.
    xoxokendyl xoxokendyl 16-17, F a week ago

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    It's true no matter how beautiful you are it won't matter as much as your personality and there is no such thing as ugly we are all beautiful on the outside just need to work on...
    freedom16 freedom16 16-17, F a week ago

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    I love my small, one stop light town but sometimes it's just too much! Every knows everything about everyone and it's really annoying. They expect everyone to act the same and...
    kortskat kortskat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    So far yet so near.. Impossible yet so possible.. I will find you happiness
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Jul 25

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    I came from a broken family. they separated when I was in First High. My mom lives with his bf and my dad went to other country to find work. I remember me and my brother used to...
    Ryenowa Ryenowa 26-30, F Jul 5

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    Right basically I'm bisexual. And yes thought about it for more than half a year now. I came out at my old school. And in case your wondering yes, my parents & sister know. I'm...
    LivingLikeClara LivingLikeClara 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    So my life is kind of screwed up. This past year 2 ppl I was the closest died. Someone who told me they would never leave after 4 yrs they told me its to hard to be around me and...
    LifeRebel LifeRebel 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Wut I tell u now is true I am emo I lied about my age on here I really am only 11 I hate my life I want to end my life but I know that there is at least one person on this earth...
    imnotthatspecia imnotthatspecia 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I know that this sounds stupid, but my mother doesn't feed me. She used to, make food like rice, chicken, potatoes, and she put it in containers that we could all eat from. I was...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My mom preaches this saying and from my own experiences, time and time again it has proven to be true. I'll share hers though because it is a great example. My mom was fired from...
    SabrinaB27 SabrinaB27 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Is there anyone out there from East Midlands or Leicestershire who'd be willing to help me cross dress
    benblowers96 benblowers96 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    brianhowson brianhowson 22-25 Jul 11

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    Tbh . I want to do that a lot but I realize that life is not gonna go anywhere you can't escape. Life. You just gotta realize. That reality is reality and. Things happen for a...
    babyskyx3 babyskyx3 13-15, F Jul 14

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    Sometimes life just gets to be too hard and I want to escape. I want to go to a place where everything is possible and no one can stop me. I can be able to live my life without...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I want to leave where I am. I am miserable here and want a new start. I would like to gather a group of people who also wish to leave. I think this will make it easier and better...
    Donnelly2 Donnelly2 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    But at the same time i don't. I don't want to let it go. It is a part of me now, and i hate it. Hate it with all my heart. It's like this evil in me that hates me
    obeeymee obeeymee 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I want to runaway so badly... If its not that then someone please kill me.. Its not fair but like always everything is always unfair Sometimes I ask why me? But where am I...
    NoobLove NoobLove 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    :'( I am feeling so lonely...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F Jul 18

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    I'll show you my strengths I'll show you my weakness My light My darkness I'll trust you until you no longer give me a reason to I'll let you see my angels, and my demons But I am...
    candyliscious candyliscious 18-21, F Jul 9

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    "Refuse to inherit dysfunction. Learn new ways of living instead of repeating what you lived through." Thema Davis
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    "When hit hard by events, don't say, 'Why me?' The answer to the why me question is 'Why not me? Am I so special that bad things shouldn't happen to me?' Ask instead, 'What do I do...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    My mum is really into talking on the phone recently and I think she s talking to a guy. She s 50 this year, separated with my father 6-7 years ago. I didn't expect I would feel...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Called my mom last night, try and tell her how much she hurt me when I was growing up. All she did was laugh and lie... Yup. Seems like people's advice doesn't work
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M Jul 16

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    You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    my family is so broken i whis my parents would divorce because all i've seen them do during my whole life was fight and hurt each other
    opentalk opentalk 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Nope. It dont. It makes me normal. Disabled by them and society. But normal. Since clinton. According to net surveys. Lmao. Dysfunctional has been normal...
    AlmostDiscarded AlmostDiscarded 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Every person and car that you pass on a walk or run will wave at you and some of them will even stop you to talk even if they didn't know you existed before that:)
    kortskat kortskat 18-21, F Jul 24

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    I told him I was going to leave and he did nothing. He's sitting on his *** in the other room as usual. I probably won't leave though I have no where to go.
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I ran away once but I only got one town over.. Kidnap me?
    JadenLangVageta JadenLangVageta 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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    I dream of leaving, quitting my job and just walking in one direction with my dog and cats and keep going until we find something new. I'm tired of living where I do, I'm tired of...
    sg1989 sg1989 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13