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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can never express how I feel. I'm so depressed some days, that I absolutely dread pulling myself out of bed. I dread walking to the bathroom and brushing my hair. I dread...
    Alto2Soprano Alto2Soprano 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    This past year has changed dramatically for me. I joined a frat, fell in love, stopped a friend's suicide, became heartbroken, got kicked out of my house, became a spokesperson for...
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I suppose I haven't been through enough pain. Only this time like every other time, the pain I'm experiencing is with myself. What am I even doing right now? Why am I feeling the...
    XxTINYAZNxX XxTINYAZNxX 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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 a week ago

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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 1 Response a week ago

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    I want to kill some time by writing few things happened in my life. I will share just to be honest as the dates can't be included for privacy issue and also will skip few things...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Aug 7

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    I want to live my whole life as a virgin with a virgin girl which also want to remain virgin in her whole life
    needgoodbuddy needgoodbuddy 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I want to say Happy Birthday to a very special person. She is one that cares for others, shares her heart. She will make you smile she will make you laugh. Today is Summerspirits...
    56slowride 56slowride 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I want to change my life right now for the better leaving the mistakes I made in the past and learn to live with complete happiness. I need to forgive myself. Even if it means...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 12

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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 just want to be happy.. for 1 day? Just 24 hours!
    JustASkinnyBoy JustASkinnyBoy 13-15, M Aug 9

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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 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 8 hrs ago

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    Top Secrets of a Long Lasting Relationship 1. Talk Speak more about the things you don’t like in your relationship and don’t forget to talk about what you like. 2. Listen...
    maurya1344 maurya1344 26-30, M Aug 5

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    My life is hell and horrible : read if you dare I'm in my forties lonely depressed and don't have many friends I relocated to try and better my life most of the friends that I had...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 1

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Life is too short to be unhappy so, be crazy live your life and make the others happy Remember : you look much better with a big smile on your face :)
    anasbarhamain anasbarhamain 16-17, M Aug 8

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    I've went through a lot in my marriage of 14 years. For the past 5 years, I've always found myself very depressed and upset. One major damage was because my husband always thinks...
    Lynnlsc Lynnlsc 41-45, F Aug 12

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    I had for so long thought it was gone forever, but am finally feeling happiness in my life once again. I have met someone with whom I can now officially express my feelings to...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Aug 8

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    I am a self destructor Any chance of happiness, I ruin. Anyone who loves me, I hurt. This isn't something I do on purpose, but I always set the wheels in motion. Then just...
    emzyxj emzyxj 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Ha, in this day and age that we live in-it seems more and more of an unachievable dream... :L. Pessimistic it might make me but from what i have seen, 99.9% of peeps just live and...
    MarGre97 MarGre97 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    When I'm super energized (some might say manic), I'm not exactly myself but at least I feel better and less self conscious.... right up until I start thinking "you know this isn't...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Aug 9

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    "Nothing matters if you not happy" my own motto soo be happy everyone and Smile as much as you can because life is to short
    ClassicLady ClassicLady 16-17, F Jul 30

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    Most people know you do not need “things” or things to happen to be happy (be fulfilled), but most people do not know how it works. The secret is opening your mind. Without...
    jaffa70uk jaffa70uk 36-40, M Aug 10

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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...
    DollFayce DollFayce 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Before i was a depressed little coward soul, i was a happier person, i always used to smile and i believed in goodness, that believe is fading as i am growing up. I don't get it...
    RGMJ RGMJ 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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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 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    What do you think would make you happy in life?
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I think most people mistake happiness for a life without problems...
    Lifeisyours Lifeisyours 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Being happy is one of the most important things in life :)
    Rachael95 Rachael95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Yes indeed I want to change some aspect of my life. My outlook on life,the person I aspire to be,the way I live my life. I am realizing some things I thought I love is harming me...
    temptedtotouch temptedtotouch 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    20 Essential Rules of Friendship Very often you may think about your relationship with a friend and torture yourself for doing something wrong. However, you shouldn’t forget...
    maurya1344 maurya1344 26-30, M Aug 8

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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 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My world turned upside down a month ago when I found out my bf of two years was cheating on me. I had my suspicions, but what I found was worse. More than one..two and who knows...
    misslovely7 misslovely7 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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