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I Want to Live a Long Happy Life

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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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    "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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    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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    One of the secrets to happiness is low/no

    expectations. The best things in life happen unexpectedly and become a pleasant surprise. It's one of the major reasons there is so much unhappiness and depression in the world. The media crams us with movie trailers, with perfect sexy people, with amazing sugary fatty salty...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    "Happiness is the meaning

    and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Aristotle said this more than 2,000 years ago. And it still holds true today. What is the true purpose of life, if not to live a happy life until we die? Happiness is one of the most sought-after goals in life...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    "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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    I wonder if I will ever be truly happy

    and find my peace away from crazy people.
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Oct 17, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I want to wake up early

    but it's so hard to get into a morning routine when there's so much to do that I don't want to sleep. I love the mornings. I love getting up early, but most of my life has been a late night schedule. I hate going to sleep but I love being asleep because I love my dreams. I am...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Dec 16, 2015

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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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    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...
    Tnsouthernsweetie Tnsouthernsweetie 46-50, F Nov 9, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    People ask me how can I be so happy after all that's happened to me, well the truth is... I chose to be happy and to live my life to the fullest instead of laying in bed all day...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don't care how many depressing experiences I post, or how disappointed I am with my life, or how much I have screwed up, or how hurt I have become, or no matter what people will...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I want to love myself , I want to climb out of the big walls I've built around me so that no one has to climb them to find me. I want to remove every layer of ******* I've ever put...
    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes even I have a hard time keeping track of all my lies.
    AzabethTV AzabethTV 56-60, T 14 hrs ago

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    hello any girl who want real short haircut in India? i love to cut hair short . if any Then message me.
    keyur275 keyur275 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    That cute moment when you catch your mom secretly smiling when she hears someone calls you "doctor" :p Happy birthday mama. I love you so so sooo much xx
    redDya91 redDya91 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Why can't I just die. Why do I have to be me. What curse am I under- or is this just life?
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm very assuming that my life here isn't easy I just think the way I am and I think someday I'll be out here and never return. so I was like a hard rock in the past I can't feel...
    aereuz2 aereuz2 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    2016....the year of the monkey... Happy new year to all the Chinese epeeps....
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Happy Birthday to the 2x NBA MVP, 8x NBA All-Star, 3x All-NBA First team, the wizard, the kid Canada, Mr. Stephen John Nash. Happy 42nd, sir!
    WdotUdotK WdotUdotK 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Though I really don't know what defines a boing life. Since no one's life is completely boring.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I want to be happy. So desperately. But I don't know how. I read articles about improving your life and not being so negative and I try yoga and meditation and I try to just put a...
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm the end, we all want the same things, even though we are all different. We want love, we want money... We want to fit in, we just want to experience the best parts of life. I...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I really want to change my life. But  first of all i want to change myself first. So here's 10 things that on my top list to change myself. 1. No more mast ur bate 2. No more p0r...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm so conflicted about what I should do. I was with my husband for a long time, but we separated over a year ago. Now he wants to try and work things out. He's a sweet person, and...
    Glitterrocks Glitterrocks 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I thought that everything will b great as time passes by.But As time passes by life is getting tougher and tougher.It will keep getting tougher and tougher every adding year.I need...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Ok..not my whole life, Thank God. My dad kicked her out when I was 15, with good cause. She was horrible and I don't miss her. I don't know where she is or if she is even still...
    LuvinKitty LuvinKitty 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    If you do what you have always done, you will get the same results you have been getting. If you want to stunt your growth and feel stuck in the same place forever, keep making...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Feb 2

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    is it right for me to break up with my bf? cos most of the time we dont get along. i think hes with me bcos of our daugther, bcos i dont feel love by him,he always says stuff to...
    flipinagirl flipinagirl 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Ok this statement couldn't be more true. My post is going to be a confusing one.. As some of you have read my past posts I seem to still love someone who clearly doesn't want me...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I want to see rainbows and butterflies Every time I close my eyes And reserve the right to be mesmerised, By the pure delight that awaits me every night; Waking up in the morning...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Feb 1

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    I want to wish a happy 16th birthday to a very special young man! I hope all your dreams come true. May the force be with you.💙🎁
    lovingparent25 lovingparent25 26-30, F Jan 31

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    I realize that happiness is a fleeting emotion that isn't something you can hold on to indefinitely, but some times I feel like I'm going out of my way to be unhappy, and I don't...
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I would like to life simple, I feel like a prisoner living in a cage of rules and monkeybussines. I can't stand college, it's all an image, showing how rich you are, how much money...
    Spacekeez Spacekeez 18-21, F Jan 31

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    Life lessons: Don't us guys hate it when we want to have sex with our partner but she just isn't into it at the time, for whatever reason? Don't we think, "you can just lay there...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Im 47 georgous i wear the best Hair clips pajamas can buy. I have the best computer..as a matter of fact im falling in love With one his name is mac.
    BLUESAIDIWON52 BLUESAIDIWON52 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    "Be happy with yourself." Right..how can I be happy with myself if I am not really. I've been truggling to lose weight but I might as well give up. I've failed too many times and...
    PassionForCreativity PassionForCreativity 26-30, F Jan 30