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I Want to Be Happy

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    With a life of bad habits,

    its hard to dig yourself out of the slums. I didnt try very hard in school and I developed a careless attitude to go along with it, but I want to rid myself of that and begin to take charge of my life. Im not going to let people take advantage of me anymore, Im not going to give...
    JosephMichaelSmith JosephMichaelSmith 18-21, M Jul 10

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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...
    idgafs idgafs 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I am depressed, but I am more determined.

    I want happiness. I have been depressed for almost six years now. I have hit some really bad slumps, too. I've had a lot of hard times, and long story short, I have made it this far, I am gonna keep pushing. I'm just not entirely sure how to get happy. But I will find it if it...
    MissUbiquitous MissUbiquitous 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I need to breakup with my boyfriend,

    but I love him.. 💔
    ashley719 ashley719 18-21, F 17 Responses Jul 6

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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 9 Responses Jan 16

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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 19 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Hello everyone just started a new page om fb

    where i will be putting self made quotes. If you want you can send me the quotes and i will post it for you. With without name your choice Send your quotes here http://goo.gl/NJ8JOk View them here www.facebook.com/my.selfmade.quotes
    RobinPharswan RobinPharswan 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I want to meet someone at the airport terminal.

    Pick them up. Kiss them and spin them. To much to ask?
    MSeigler MSeigler 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 27

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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 6 Responses Jan 4

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    I'm getting there! Working on some projects

    and making my life better. I'm proud of myself! Thank you for being the worst person I've ever met you helped me become a better version of myself.
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I will be happy, no matter what I have to do.

    I am prepared to shut myself off and weed out those who are a poison in my life if it will allow me to be happy, even if those people are my family. I am going to smile and laugh and love and be grateful for this life and send a big middle finger to anyone who tries to tear me...
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    If a person says they love you,

    going to the ends of the earth to show you that love shouldn't be a problem.
    asloan96 asloan96 16-17, F 11 Responses Apr 26

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    I just want to be happy

    so don't put me down
    Tamara0106 Tamara0106 13-15, F Jul 12

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    The Guuuu is very unhappy this morning,

    must get patches to quit smoking NOOOOOWWWW.
    Guuuu Guuuu 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    My Wish.

    I have spent my whole life trying to fix things about me that i don't like. in my eyes i was never smart enough, never pretty enough, never good enough. but when i did well in school (smart) looked good (pretty), etc... i didn't feel good. there was always something that needed...
    em4040 em4040 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    dammitjanit dammitjanit 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    If you never make me laugh

    or even remotely make me crack a smile, I sure as hell won't let you make me cry. 🙅🙅🙅
    Tayns2010 Tayns2010 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Why are people so cruel to the ones they love

    most? If you love somebody, shouldn't you be the most kind to them?
    asloan96 asloan96 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I want to cry of happiness not of sadness

    and disappointment... I pray that day will come soon.
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Today I woke up a free girl ( not free from

    prison lol but free from a suffocating relationship) I feel happy! I for once feel okay! It was a mutual breakup and we still are friends. I think I'm going to stay away from dating for awhile just because I need to work on myself so I can be my very best for the next I hope...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Don't get me wrong I'm not depressed

    or anything like that. I've always asked people what makes them happy and its always the same response...family, money, significant other etc but even when we have these things we still experience sadness at some point. So do those things really make you happy or are they...
    Notquitesurewhatimdoinghere Notquitesurewhatimdoinghere 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    does depression ever end?

    Do you finally come out from the dark and in to the light, because the way I feel now feels like never going to escape..
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    All my life I have struggled with depression.

    My freshman year in high school my doctor diagnosed me with clinical depression, and since then it was slowly gotten better, but I still deal with serious bouts of depression and sometimes contemplate suicide. I would never actually do this because I know eventually the feeling...
    Csmit38 Csmit38 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    There's this girl in the mirror,

    I wonder who she is. Sometimes I think I know her and sometimes I wish I did. There is a story in her eyes, lullabies and goodbye. When she's looking back at me, I can tell...she's hurting inside. She smiles all that she left, yet tears are left un-dried. And though she's...
    Secretdiary92 Secretdiary92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    For a long time now I've been putting myself

    aside in order to make others happy. Today is the day that I stop putting others before my own well being. This is directed towards one person in particular who has drug me through hell and back, and time after time I would pick up the pieces in order to make him happy. Recently...
    skylersmom15 skylersmom15 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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 5 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    I want to be happy in my relationships with

    other men. But since I am rather anti-social at the time being, I am not. Happiness to me isn't a constant state. But being at peace with unhappy circumstances--that's all I can ever do.
    WayOfDominique WayOfDominique 36-40, M Jun 30

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

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    For as long as I can remember I haven't been

    happy. When will I be happy?
    Wallflower0323 Wallflower0323 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 2

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    jadetumbler jadetumbler 16-17, F Jul 6

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    AnonymousSB AnonymousSB 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Listen with your heart.

    These wounds are too deep for you to heal. Their innocent compliments tear at our flesh. You say you are ugly, fat, worthless.. I feel it, I've lived it, I continue to live it. They beat us and kill us without consequence. We agree to let them torment our souls. The lies and the...
    Moweb95 Moweb95 18-21, F Jul 14

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    5 Rules To Stay Happy

    One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited...
    handsomedavid handsomedavid 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    I'm giving up. I'm just

    so tired. It's so hard to be around friends that make you feel all alone. Can I just sit down and find my own happiness than always making sure they always find theirs and living me to have all the chaos. Is it bad if I want them to listen to me when I talk instead of always...
    nameday nameday 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Happy or content? In life I think we

    experience moments of happiness but what we are all looking for is to be content. Is a state of permanent happiness even possible or desirable? Would it means walking around with a joker like grin on your face all day? I think I want to be content with regular moments of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 26

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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

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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 16-17, F 19 Responses Jan 7

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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...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    I love this site and I love the people in it

    but it's. Not the same I joined ep last year and I met people in it we talked and talked but now I don't know where they are Last year I talked to people who really cared about me and didn't know me that much and now I came back but it's not the same Since I came out (only...
    brokenV brokenV 18-21 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I need to stop looking

    for happiness in other people and find it within myself.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M Jun 26

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    Tonight.. I will hold

    and hug the person I want to love the most... myself.
    Monak1981 Monak1981 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    Time for a PBR (: because it's a Friday night

    an just wanna drink an wanna feel good (:
    perny92 perny92 22-25, M Jun 27

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    genie24 genie24 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    crystalsparkles crystalsparkles 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    lovebug5524 lovebug5524 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really can't help but feel like every other

    depressed teenager in this house. My work isn't what it used to be and it's starting to reflect my attitude. I don't want that.
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F Jul 6

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    From tomorrow on, my life will begin to get

    better because I want it that way. Im so SICK of feeling like im wasting my life away, im getting up, ill start excercising, taking care of myself, loving myself, doing better at school, I know I can do it because I have seriously put my mind on it and nothing will bring me down...
    feistyfun15 feistyfun15 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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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

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    I long to be happy...

    Happy without the strings... Without cost Without permission Without limit Without guilt Without jealousy Without blame I long for a happiness unencumbered by such pain So I seek it not from others And allow myself to be As I nurture it to grow both limitless and free Now I...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I decided to be happy

    because life is too short to be sad all the time.From now on I will wake up and I will tell myself how much I'm happy that I don't have a cancer and that I can find a delcicious breakfast in the fridge and hold my dear mother :)Now that I write this I feel a bit spoiled unlike...
    Heaventohell1 Heaventohell1 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    How To Be Happy!

    We all miss basic tips in life, that deviates us from being happy! Lets relate happiness with science Science says that, staying focused on one thing is all depends on our mindset. How to maintain balanced mindset.??? very simple eat proper food to balance all...
    nissn nissn 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    I want what anybody else wants.

    I want to be happy. I see people around me smiling, happy, and in love with their life. How do I get to that point? The reason for getting out of bed every morning. I feel like I'm wasting away. I'm living a life I no longer wish to live anymore. I want happiness and I'm scared...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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