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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes I do. I want to be happy with a woman I love. I want to be happy with a woman that will bear children for me I want to be happy with a woman that loves me for what I am I...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M Apr 9

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    Since I was a little boy I didn't communicate with people. I was something like an introvert. Instead of improving my social life I started different activities like martial arts...
    ghos7 ghos7 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    Everyone wants to be happy, but it's not really something you can just magically decide to feel, not if you are honest with yourself. Yes, there are things we can tell ourselves...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Sometimes in your quest to make everyone else happy, you make yourself miserable. Never let your own happiness wither away as you try to bring sunshine to others. Life is not...
    SatriaMerah07 SatriaMerah07 26-30, M Apr 3

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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...
    feistyfun15 feistyfun15 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I really want to be happy. Or happier. For me happiness seems like a chore, smiling seems like a chore. Something that people expect you to be and so you conform to their ideal...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Why can't we all be happy... I want to be happy.
    infinitedreams infinitedreams 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really want to save a life again. It's been a long time since I've been both needed and wanted. And saving someone from suicide was one of my greatest achievements and I wanna...
    Lollibear023 Lollibear023 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I just want to be happy. That's all. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR?!? Gosh. -_-
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    Life rarely seems to go well for me and everytime my friends always say "it's because you deserve better" or "greatness is in store for you" all I want is happiness in life is that...
    mayorMax mayorMax 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Does any one want to talk about life? Any subject?
    Electricsmile Electricsmile 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I know a lot of people dont believe in long distance relationships but I believe in them. I was in 2 long distance relationships in the past. One was for 3 years. And that ended...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm a crossroads in my life right now. I don't have many friends or at least real friends around me. My heart is gigantic. I am selfless, a great father so why am I...
    shunjustin shunjustin 31-35, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    This is going to be a long post! When I ever I feel down - which Is fairly often, I try to write something down which reflects my general feeling at that time and now it's built...
    5tr1k1ng13 5tr1k1ng13 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I keep thinking that happiness is a time or a stage in my life that if i just wait long enough one day i will reach it. College is that time i feel it in my gut ive felt since i...
    paradoxkey paradoxkey 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 8

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    This life **** is just to much for me, I just want to live comfortably and happily. I guess it's easier said then done. I swear sometimes I wish I didn't exist, it would have made...
    Neyagood Neyagood 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    As incapable as I am to stay motivated to live, I know I won't die unless an accident kills me since I'm too scared of how my parents will feel if I commit suicide. Today I felt...
    tryingtobeashappyasiappear tryingtobeashappyasiappear 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 23

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    I think the only thing holding me back from commuting suicide, is my mom finding my body.. i don't want to hurt my mom. but I just want to leave everything & everyone.
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am 21, a guy going through life pretty unsure of everything. I have been to collage twice now going on a third and hopefully final time for game development. Right now I am...
    siffier siffier 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    My childhood wasn't something you would call happy. I had my mom abuse me, to the point of pushing me once and causing me to crack my head by bumping into a glass table. I have...
    LostCore LostCore 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Hey guys.. I know I haven't been replying to your messages recently.. I'm kind of questioning what I really want.. I love everything about older men but it has been almost 2 years...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I try to be happy and everyone wants me to be the old me all happy but how could someone be happy when they are constantly getting put down by the same people? It's like kicking...
    fearlessbae fearlessbae 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I have to change it. I refuse to .. just exist I want to live my life from now on!
    domipl domipl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Who does? Nobody does. So why oh why am I constantly seeing people live a life that they don't want? Doesn't make sense to me.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Apr 1

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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...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I've been affirming all night that, I have a fresh start, I'm starting over, this is a new life for me. I'm mentally changing my thought process about any, and all negative habits...
    Readytobedecisive Readytobedecisive 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    i don't know how i got stuck in this vicious empty circle where i have to be happy for order of me to be happy. but i am not happy about that :S :S :S if that make any sense at...
    clownesta clownesta 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    We have lived a Domestic Discipline lifestyle for 3 years now and it is a wonderful life. Many couples would benefit from DD if they truly understood it!
    princess1950 princess1950 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel good tonight. I've been in a low for a few weeks (I have bipolar.) I wrote a song and talked to the girl I love, I'd just call her my girlfriend but we're on a break because...
    lochnessmonsta lochnessmonsta 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I need someone to talk too about my love life :/ please massage me be honest and help me..I feel like I can't help myself anymore.
    BeautyInHerEyes BeautyInHerEyes 16-17, F 13 Responses Apr 1

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    Some days are better than others some feel like the devil is trying to kill me but damn can I just be fully happy for just one day I just want total bliss just forone day I just...
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I know why anything can be an addiction because we are all addicted to the thing that relieve the pain wether it's food chocolates smoking drinking cutting whatever It's...
    paradoxkey paradoxkey 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I AM happy and love wing happy even though I go through stuff a lot of people my age don't have to go through.
    PteMatriarch PteMatriarch 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Isn't that the purpose of life?
    Oti91 Oti91 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    We are in the UK and live a Domestic Discipline lifestyle.
    princess1950 princess1950 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think the main reason I'm scared to be happy is because something always goes wrong and I end up with a broken heart. Nothing has ever came easy to me. That's why I put my...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    It's about time I should try and open my secret life. To more close friends. I shouldn't be a shamed 2 tell them that I like to wear women's clothing like underwear, disco pants...
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M Mar 29

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    Once I get somewhat happy, it always gets ruined. I'm tired of being put down. I can't do this anymore.. I don't wanna be here.
    bloomingrose23 bloomingrose23 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of Spirit on the body. Seawater begs the pearl to break its shell. And the lily, how passionately it needs some wild...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 6