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I Want to Have a Happy Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 229 People

    To Be Happy Is...

          To be happy is to be happy with being sad, part of the time.  People has developed all the wrong ideas about happiness, sadness and depression.  It is impossible to be happy all the time.     If we can accept that life has its...
    nourradiance nourradiance 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    30 Something? Meet Depression!

    May 2nd, 2007 30 something? Meet Depression! I don't know if "Depression" likes people in their 30's, but I have never met so many people who are depressed until now....cause I'm 33 and my friends are mostly 30 and up. I used to be depressed at 24 caused I graduated...
    nourradiance nourradiance 36-40, F Aug 15, 2007

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    Always thought the choice between being happy

    for yourself and giving up the things we want to make others happy was such a fine line. I wanted to have a great life just being happy doing what I love to do but other see that as being selfish. I just want the best for my family and also my future family, but I don't want to...
    enoch1005 enoch1005 26-30, M Sep 3, 2014

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    True Happiness

    My definition of happiness definitely does not fit the point of view that society wants me to accept. I don't care about having lots of money, a nice house with a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, a nice car or cool things. I don't need to have a high paying job and social status or...
    contacthigh contacthigh 26-30, M May 9, 2013

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    Don't we all? After all the drama of recent

    years, all I want is happiness... Karen x
    KarenDurose KarenDurose 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    3 Steps To Happy Life

    1. Do not stress yourself with useless people who do not even deserve to be an issue in your life 2. Never invest too much emotion at one thing because if you do, you will end up hurting yourself. and lastly 3. Learn to live life without worries. SMILE :) :)
    clairezky clairezky 18-21, F May 15, 2013

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Get Out of Discontent

    A friend of mine asked me two days ago. "Are you content with your life right now?" I told her, I've never been more content. The truth is I am content with the big picture of life. The checks and balances make life worth living. But that is not to say, that I don't have...
    nourradiance nourradiance 36-40, F Feb 28, 2008

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    Reminder

    There are days when I Wake up Happy There are days When I wake up Sad Before it gets too much to handle I jst have to remind myself Thats its just one of those days.
    pisces1987 pisces1987 26-30, F Aug 29, 2009

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    I Want My Money Back!

    i want my money back! after all the crap i have been through i better end up happy, or some ones gettin their *** kicked!!
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove 13-15, F Mar 8, 2011

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    Wanted to share some of my favorites from an interesting and thought provoking read by Sam Harris (author, philosopher, and neuroscientist). “There is now little question that...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    wow .....E.P so helps me yo realise my own faults and helps me to be a better person . with so much support I'll die happy .... thank you thank you .. ....... I now realise...
    MariaAmor1 MariaAmor1 18-21 1 Response Feb 9

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    I can really enjoy little things like rain and snow or seeing the first flowers of the spring again. It just gives me a really happy feeling for a little bit. But at the same time...
    kindofmagic kindofmagic 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Don't be afraid to show who you really are, because remember, as long as you are happy with yourself, no one else's opinion matters.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Haven't posted in a while! Happy New Year to ALL. 🎉
    xyxo xyxo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Happy Valentine's Day!!!!! Love, Your Secret Admirer ;) Hehe!
    Tangled33 Tangled33 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 13

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    Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    we can't control our past and future..but we can control our present.. i like reading biography books especially journey of their life..i hope one day i can write my own book to...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F Feb 15

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    Today I won't celebrate Valentines day, I'm going to a disguise party. But I hope you all have a great day, couples and single. P.S. If you want you can join me ^^
    andoni13 andoni13 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Forgive me if this sounds too story'ish . but here it goes There I was trying to catch some sleep. Eyes closed darkness - Wondered about Life without eyesight , without Sound...
    iscapegoat iscapegoat 18-21, M Feb 5

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    Or at least my version of fullest.. Do you have a motto in life? After my parents' divorce, my life motto became 'no matter what, no regrets'. Sometime early last year i went for a...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    life's riding is good. You ride down the life's highway... it's a roller coaster you try to have fun along the way no matter how hard it may seem we learn to cherish this life like...
    Phyphy Phyphy 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I resolve to live life fearlessly. So many people act so predictably. Why are they so predictable? Because they are all motivated by the same things, self preservation and fear...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well it's a strange world and its funny how you can go from one life to another. Glad I am getting done with one and moving forward with the other. Day 1 in my new life. Live life...
    scifiguy scifiguy 36-40, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    For me, living life to the fullest means that I must follow not only the famous golden rule but also follow the Ten Commandments . This reminds me of the song I used to teach the...
    1littleangel 1littleangel 61-65, F Feb 12

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    I'm doing a social study on the question "What is the meaning of life" and I would appreciate if everybody who see's this would reply, in their opinion what is the meaning of life...
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 12 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm doing a social study on the question "What is the meaning of life" and I would appreciate if everybody who see's this would reply, in their opinion what is the meaning of life...
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 12 Responses Feb 22

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    I do and I want to have my dearest friends by my side. I love them all so much, I thought I'd write something silly... As I sit here drinking my EXPRESSO, I am thankful I have a...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Is the only point of life to have children? I mean, that wouldn't make sense if all we did was make more humans for no purpose...Gosh, if only we knew the purpose of life, right?
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 23

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    "The difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life is only a matter of perspective. Pull the blinds. Look around you. It is a mad, mad world and you do not require...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Is vulnerability weakness? I thought it was until I listened to Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability and based on...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Just enjoy the little things in life even the simple things. I like hearing my family calling my name, i love my moms food. To me her cooking will always be the best. Little babies...
    Butterflies83 Butterflies83 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know I have a purpose in life, I just gotta find it.....⭐️
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 2 Responses Feb 7

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    The key to finding happiness in this life is realizing that the only way to overcome is to transcend; to find happiness in the simple pleasures, to master the art of just being...
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I'm not joining this group to gloat and say how wonderful I am because I am fairly unremarkable against anybody else out there. We all have lives outside EP most of us have...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F Feb 11

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    This will be the first valentines day in 7 years that I'm not going spending it with a date or friends. It's gonna be a new experience. I am a little gutted I don't have a date but...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Life is short! Break the rules! Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly! Love truly, laugh uncontrollably & never regret anything that made you smile.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 7 Responses Feb 17

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    If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 7 Responses Feb 23

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    Mate I luv australia our way of life I luv our beaches I luv the fact that the government helps the under privelage They help single parents They pay people that can't find work...
    madridista23 madridista23 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I want to enjoy every moment out there that's available to me and my family. Just need more time and money!
    vincejr vincejr 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    But I'm a loner. No matter how much I try or how bad I want to I still have a fear that creeps in & I go back into my safety zone. I'm working hard to change this.
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today I am spending the day with my sisters and we are going to got the All Time Low and You Me At Six concert and it is going to be frickin fantastic. Aghh so excited!!☆☻♬
    littlecrazymia littlecrazymia 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Even if your alone on this day, it's Saturday . So make it fun anyway.
    stephyjane stephyjane 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 14