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I Want to Live a Long Happy Life

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    Trying To Unlearn What I Grew Up Thinking Happiness Was. Wifetellsall; Wife Tells All

         According to the book I’m reading, “be happy” by Robert Holden specifically in Ch 17 he talks about us needing to figure out about how the family we grew up in is our where we learned about happiness.  We may learn that what we...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Nov 16, 2009

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    That's All I Want.......

    Perferably not alone. Mahahahaha!!!! Of course knowing me as well as I do, I also know that I won't be truly happy alone anyway. So if I want to live a long happy life...........Then I'm guessing I won't be alone.... If it's happy. lol... If I can't be happy, just kill me now!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29, 2009

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    That's All.

    All I ask for is good health. That's all. I want to bypass all these hereditary illnesses that I might get in the future. I want to be as cautious as I can around people with contagious diseases as well. If I can be healthy, I will be happy. That's...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2009

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    Words To Live By

    When I'm feeling down and out I like to read these words of wisdom1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.3. Life is too short enjoy it.4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.5. Pay off...
    january71 january71 46-50, F Nov 9, 2013

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    We Need to 1st Define Happiness Before We Can Set Out to "Live a Long Happy Life."' Wifetellsall; Wife Tells All

    I'm reading "be happy" by Robert Holden Ph.D. Ch 3 is entitled: “defining true happiness." He starts out asking everyone to  complete the following sentences. I put my answers in () you can add your answers as comments if you'd like...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Sep 22, 2009

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    How Do I Stop Stressing About The Future & Enjoy Now?

     How do I stop stressing about the future & enjoy now?; Ch 14   Ch 14 “ready, steady, Now” from “be happy,” by Robert Holden Ph.D.   This chapter talks about how every one in the US has the right to “the pursuit of...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Nov 4, 2009

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    "I Want to Live a Long Happy Life"

     "I Want to Live a Long Happy Life" and to achieve it i have to be healthy and happy in my surroundings and i must be patient snd wait for things to happen because i believe good things happen to he who waits
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    Doesn't Everyone?

    I always longed for exploring. The need to do extraordinary things, see unknown places, travel the world has always been inside me, probably because I read a lot. When I was younger I used to picture myself going to Africa to help build orphanages or irrigation systems. I dreamed...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F Feb 5, 2012

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    Who Doesn't?

    Well, now I'm trying to write about it I can't think of any more than the title. Don't we all want this?
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Happiness a Life Long Journey; Wifetellsall; Wife Tells All

    Don't we all. I'm starting a personal quest to a happier life and in doing so I am reading "be happy" by Robert Holden Ph.D. This book was adopted from his 8 week course of Happiness. Here are my thoughts on Chapter I  “the happiness genie” Chapter 1...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F Sep 17, 2009

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    "I Want to Live a Long Happy Life"

     "I Want to Live a Long Happy Life" and to achieve it i have to be healthy and happy in my surroundings and i must be patient snd wait for things to happen because i believe good things happen to he who waits
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8, 2008

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    There is no want? You either are or your not happy?You and you alone decide this state of mind or existence.The aging process has brought me to this very simple realization.It's...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I truly am not a whiny person. I rarely speak of my problems, and even then I do not disclose the entire issue, because I find it an invasion of privacy. However, the anonimity...
    SebastianRo SebastianRo 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Life laughs at u when you are unhappy...life smile at u when you are happy...life salutes u when u make other people happy......
    NivyaSurani NivyaSurani 16-17, F Sep 3

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    I want to be happy and no matter how hard life is, I will do everything to find this happiness. Life is a battle. And it's not the destination that will bring you satisfaction and...
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I want to be happy but i dont know how. i was depressed and now i dont have live anymore..
    notimportantanyway notimportantanyway 13-15, F Aug 21

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    I feel so depressed and lonely in my environment...I feel like I can't breath and every time I do my heart hurts and I just start crying. I wish I could just pack up and move with...
    misfitincali misfitincali 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    A recent Survey done by some Independent Research Orgn. in Germany suggested that If a Guy is staring at a Woman for 5 minutes is almost equivalent to 30 minutes at the Gym. They...
    wintersecret wintersecret 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Yes I want to be happy again. Feel alive again Don't have many ppl around me to show their support, sometimes just have to make peace with the fact they care about you but don't...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    im tired of thinking of the mistakes i made with my EX GF, it was ages ago, i want to be happy, meet new women in my life.
    starfox22 starfox22 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Happiness and Love just go together. If I could find love again, I would find happiness. After 14 years of marriage I realized I wasn't happy and never would be where I was. I...
    inlandsea inlandsea 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    i just want to be happy.. i wanna try to stop thinking about my ugly looks and about my face about my sisters looking better and stuff.. what can i do to just be happy and not...
    nicoletteeeee nicoletteeeee 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I don't know if happiness is a state or a feeling, but it's something in between. But I do know that it's not permanent. I know that we need to create enough resources to provide...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Aug 17

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    I'm 22, left home almost 2 years ago and I haven't been in contact with my parents for almost the 2 years I've left. It was only then that I realized even my mother doesn't love me...
    kisukes kisukes 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 27

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    A funny thing about years is that we only get one of each. After its done its put on a shelf called "forever". No matter how many we get its still not many at all. so maybe you had...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Move to America get a job move into my own apartment cut ties with a lot of people from my old life and finally live in the country I should have been a part of when I was born
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Its not just an apple a day anymore. Its running everyday, laughing everyday, staying busy everyday It is be strong everyday and just going through the journey of life everyday...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    .....i dont know if this will ever make any sense. still writing this though. i wanna make a big change in my life, that i shoulve done before.. i have tried to make it but...
    hush00hush hush00hush 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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...
    enoch1005 enoch1005 22-25, M Sep 3

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    I didn't make the line up for my high school tennis team this year and i went through a small phase of depression. I talked with my mom,"Mom, i've sacrificed all of my time and...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I'm trying to get help for my mental illnesses, so that's a start. I'm applying for scholarships, I'm organizing my days into focusing on my health and fitness. I'm ridding myself...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F Aug 29

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    Iv realized just sitting around waiting for your life to turn around for the better isn't going to fix your anxiety/depression. Iv been battling both of these the last few months...
    ryanjoseph ryanjoseph 18-21, M Sep 5

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    It's interesting, in psychology there's an entire strand dedicated to studying "how to be happy". Some joke and say it's a bunch of middle class white people demanding everyone to...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    “There are probably several keys to intermittent happiness. You can only be a certain level of happiness for so long. Happiness is a very intangible thing. People have more of a...
    rabblemagic rabblemagic 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    What I want... Is to be happy for more than three day intervals.. To become overwhelmed with happiness once more, to have my cheeks hurt from smiling too hard, to be at peace with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 26

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    I am so stuck in the present that it is hard for me to see anything but what is happening in my life now. When I reflect on "Happy" times in my life, I realize that they occurred...
    eham1234 eham1234 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't have anyone I could talk to, but I am dying for sex. I was sex deprived as a kid, because my parents controlled my life too much. They consider sex as a kid of sin. In the...
    pblack pblack 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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    Happiness is just a feeling. It cannot be measured in quantitative terms so it's really difficult to measure the level of happiness and hence also very difficult to certify that...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 20

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    I don't really have much to add to this... I just really want there to be a time in my life where I am truly happy.
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I laugh at people's jokes, I do silly things with my friends and I act like I have carefree life. It's funny though. When I come back home, I just turn off that mental switch...
    bR0k3nWings bR0k3nWings 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    To be truly happy in life, tie your happiness on your goals not to things and people. :)
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    A lot of the posts here are negative, so I'll spice things up by saying that even though I've had some really ****** things happen to me, I still love my life and wouldn't change...
    thatgirlthere1 thatgirlthere1 16-17, F a week ago

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    On my way. Or bipolar. Ep allie sent notices. Asked my pals to do so too. 8 responded. Plus a potential pal. Plus a life coach seeking clients. So Ep...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M a week ago

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    My life and future is field with darkness, bad luck, horrible stuff accruing. My future and destiny is clear I will be by myself. I've been betrayed, I've been left behind. You can...
    Blackwolf666 Blackwolf666 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Autonomy, independence, control, Living my life more on my own terms Finding myself and my place in this world A role as a leader Confidence in my own skin Use of creativity...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    The people that surround me 24-7 ... Live to work even on days off. Grrrrrrrrrr rawr. ! I feel like a lion in a cage because quality time sux 24/7. It's like how do you change...
    PillsNpotion PillsNpotion 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    im having end of summer depression/sadness okay so for me summer is pretty much over and ive been feeling really down lately. Summer is always the high point in my life because I...
    Nick3600 Nick3600 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    There are always obstacles, events, situations in life but it is possible to choose to find happiness regardless. Simply keep moving forward toward that goal. One foot after...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 4