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    I wish I was happy. But nothing makes me happy,

    I'm not even trying to sounds those over-depressing "typical teens" nothing really does, and if it does it's only going to last for a split second.
    Summer147648 Summer147648 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    Fed Up Of Being Walked All Over.

    Hello everyone.I am a single parent to twin boys. Who are nearly 7. Iv been in a few relationships and have constantly been lied to cheated on and used. I have never enjoyed my own company. But I have been single for a while now and I'm now confused about what I want in life...
    Aaliyah1987 Aaliyah1987 26-30, F 17 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    They say the people who exhibit the most

    kindness have experienced a lot of pain. The ones who act like the don't need love are the ones who need it more. The one's who take care of everyone else need care the most. And the people who smile may be the ones who cry when nobody is around.
    maryrom maryrom 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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    Such a dynamic statement.

    Simple, sure, but I doubt the achievement of it has been anything but simple. For anyone. How does one go about this then? When it's so ******* complicated to see the worth in each day. How?? I'm trying though. God knows I'm trying. The world dejects me to no end if I let it...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    TED talk by Mathieu Ricard,

    often called "the happiest man in the world," as he was tested in a study with an off the chart record of pleasure centers lit up in his brain, even more than the Dalai Lama himself, "The habits of happiness." http://www.ted.com/talks/matthieu_ricard_on_the_habits_of_happiness...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    I made a lot of mistakes this year

    that made me sacrifice my true happiness. I just wish I can start a whole new life again. and undo everything I've done. Too much ambition made me choose these decisions, because of this I lost true happiness. Can't wait for this year to end.
    AshChasewin AshChasewin 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    Great Short Story....Rich Man Vs. Happy Man.

    An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. “How long it...
    1down5up 1down5up 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I will not be a passive,

    unhappy, person anymore. I refuse to lose anymore of my life to my eating disorder or any other experiences that have prevented me from being the best version of myself. I'm done being a slave to my eating disorder and my past. This is my time to be happy. So now I will...
    TheWhimsicalHeart TheWhimsicalHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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    I just feel like no matter how hard I love.

    i will never be enough for someone.. i'm the in the meantime girl until something better comes along...i just don't know how much more my heart can take.
    lonelylady81 lonelylady81 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    sometimes, I feel like I'll never be happy.

    and then little things happen and I get so excited and happy, and then bam it's gone. I hate feeling like this.
    asdfghjkaybear asdfghjkaybear 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Making others smile and respecting others makes

    me feel good about myself. because i believe in what comes around goes around. In a mean while i have became selfish, but i was not happy with myself during all that time. I think real happiness is in giving not in taking... well not saying about sacrificing though... means you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    aaaaaaand im feelin down.

    But have a picture of a cute random puppy
    BiFurZak BiFurZak 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    I want to enjoy life,

    live, and love. I want to travel, make new friends, experience different cultures. I want to be genuinely happy. I want to be happy. I want to be happy....
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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    This new year I want 2 try

    and be happy so so bad ! I started by finally dying my roots & doing my hair, doing my pedi/mani.. I will take care of myself this year will walk in the morning like I used to love walking in the morning & I have stoped, this year will be my year NO MORE unhappiness NO MORE...
    Britefutureahead Britefutureahead 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    Who wants fame and fortune?

    Not me. I want happiness. You could throw a million dollars at my face and guess what?! I'll throw it right back at yours. I don't need money to be happy. I need happiness to be happy. And what do you need to be happy? Happiness. It doesn't come from things or people. You. You...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    StephanieTGwife StephanieTGwife 51-55, T 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I wish I could just be happy ,

    I wish life was easy sometimes , I wish sometimes life would just go your way sometimes . There are so many thangs I want in life and I know I'm the only one that can make if all happen but that's so much easyer said then done.
    Snowflake107 Snowflake107 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2015

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    No man is worth your tears,

    but once you find one that is, he won't make you cry.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    I don't regret my past it is what it is.

    I'm not looking back I'm looking forward. New day new life. New horizons
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 15, 2015

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    Taylorgangbby Taylorgangbby 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 20

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    it's really not cool having this **** heart

    break but it's great to be free from the world full of lies
    IamforWhoIam IamforWhoIam 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    The worst part of being sad.

    Is that you dont even know what makes you happy anymore..
    Dimforest Dimforest 22-25, M Mar 22, 2015

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    But I'm stuck somewhere between happy

    and unhappy, been here too long.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    I lost him. I'm not alone,

    surrounded by people, but i still feel that void. Where he used to be. So i'm looking for someone. You, reading.. Maybe you. Maybe.
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I want to be happy and not sad I want someone

    to love me for jUst me and care about and not leave me
    ambersloan2221 ambersloan2221 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    To all of you out there desperately seeking

    happiness...I sincerely hope that 2016 brings you exactly that. As for me, I hope this is the year that I *finally* find my way out of all this s**t
    ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 1, 2015

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    today I met and talked with a German women

    first time talking feeling good but forgot to say call me if need any help feel bad
    anaskk143 anaskk143 22-25, M Jan 18

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    I want to be happy. I want a little place of

    my own filled with the things that make me happy. I want a life overflowing with love, laughter, honesty and communication. I want to wake up happy in the morning and not be afraid of the loneliness at night. I want to be kissed in the moonlight. I want to eat chocolate...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    I want to be happy for once.

    . Ever since I can remember I was the bigger one, the fat friend, where your friends would compliment your personality more than your actual appearance. That is my life, or shall I say not going to be anymore. It is time for change, I am done feeling this way, self conscious...
    adriggaudio adriggaudio 18-21, F 17 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    Why is it so hard to move on,

    I can't stand this feeling anymore. So tired and so disappointed of my life.
    Hjmm26 Hjmm26 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I think the happiness moment

    for me is when all of my chores, errands are done, and dinner is done. . . It is the time for me. . . It is the time in which I plug myself into my music and I focus on my writing. I can be in my own world creating. . . I love dealing with my characters and my muses. It that...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Today ... I feel hopeful .

    .. these days don't come often so I value them. Value the happiness you feel even if it's for a moment...Value that smile you get from a stranger... Value the blue sky and sun ... And most importantly Value God waking you up today to possibly have even a moment of happiness. Love...
    Monak1981 Monak1981 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    I expect life will be ok

    but something happens to prove me wrong. I already have low expectations.
    hereok hereok 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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    I seriously have to find my happiness.

    Not within other people but within myself.
    moonlight1989 moonlight1989 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    So finally yesterday I open my own bank account

    2 start saving money.. I have a bank acct with my husband, but since I want 2 get divorce in the future I need to prepared myself... The thing is now I'm feeling guilty ? I put only my daughter as the beneficiary. I put $250 now every month I'll deposit $200 didn't ask 4 a debit...
    Britefutureahead Britefutureahead 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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    Today I did something I haven't done in a while.

    I searched my ex on Facebook. The ex that destroyed me two years ago. The ex that I hated with every fiber of my being. The ex that if murder was legal, he would be the first on my list. The ex that caused me so much heartbreak without an explanation. I searched him and I...
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    A secret to happiness is letting every

    situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 16, 2015

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    If only I was normal,

    then I might be loveable
    spookiemoogie spookiemoogie 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 11

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    Always... I want happy happy joy joy,

    that may be the unconscious reason why I drink cola *sings* always coca colaaaa z ( light ) lol
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2015

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    I'm not happy. I haven't been happy

    and I just want to relax and be happy..
    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M Jan 5

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    Mexico I think lying on the beach in Mexico

    will make me very happy indeed. All by myself. No husband. No kids. No one to ask me to do anything at all. Don't get me wrong, I love my family. It's just that I never have time to myself. So for once in my life, I'm going to be self-indulgent and leave this horrible...
    Artvg Artvg 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    I don't know where to start but,

    I can't feel alive anymore... I'm overly depressed over 6 years. No job, no real friends or r elationships, I feel so alone, im away from my family because we had problems, Im an alcoholic for years and about to die from cirrhosis, I commited to suicide 3 times and still alive...
    gdmnit gdmnit 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 14

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