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I Want to Live a Long Happy Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

    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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    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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    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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    Sufferings ( Negative activities ) give you instant temporary happiness. True and permanent happiness requires a massive amounts of efforts, however we as humans are inclined to...
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    I Think that it is hard to be happy. But I Will keep thinking that I deserve to be happy. And someday i Will be.
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    To be honest, I'm afraid of being happy. Maybe it's because everything that makes me happy disappears.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Happy is free, smile is free but getting it is so hard...
    jefeer jefeer 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was younger I was physically and mentally abused by my mother. In my early childhood my dad was an alcoholic who would drink come home and beat my mom. We would have to...
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    Ridiculously Abundantly Happy!! =) *Funny part is, though, I've flowed through practically every emotion in the textbook Just Today... And I'm thrilled to report: We're closin...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    If you are one of those people that believes that you do, fine, stay where you are. However, I have decided that I don't need to bring a live into this world to be happy. Giving...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want someone I can kiss for hrs n love up on with all my love
    etdragonstrom etdragonstrom 18-21, M a week ago

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    Healing Through Spirituality Despite the โ€œscientificโ€ explanations I have been fed by medical professionals over the years, I have never believed that I am โ€œmentally ill...
    giannaboleyn giannaboleyn 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Like this is some how a simple request. I simply want to be happy. There is nothing simple about that. Happiness takes effort and work and sometimes life doesn't play nice. Doesn't...
    Infiniteblue Infiniteblue 36-40, F Aug 20

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    I want to be happy but I'm just not. I am working on fixing it and it's gonna get better but all I can do now is sit in the unhappiness and wish that someone could somehow bring me...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I would like to say a Happy Birthday to my love who I loved and lost 3 years ago.. I wish you are now sleeping soundly with your angels my beautiful man, my heart will continue to...
    msterem msterem 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 19

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    Happy birthday KingOfSkies ๐Ÿ˜Š Eat plenty of cake! I hope you enjoy yourself ๐ŸŽ‚ xxx
    xxy89 xxy89 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I have just spent the best part of 2 hours finding the courage to send the message I've been writing all morning. I know I will be unhappy but in the long run it might be for the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18

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    if i add up the amount of times i have ever had a good experience while intoxicated and devide it by the number of times i have been intoxicated, there is no reason at all to ever...
    villaliving villaliving 31-35, M Aug 17

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    This says it all. Life is so short and happiness is just a concept
    XxBloodyLullabyxX XxBloodyLullabyxX 22-25, M Aug 17

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    But I'm stuck somewhere between happy and unhappy, been here too long.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I hope that as I make my way through high school and then college after that I will have an interesting life. I don't want to live a boring ho hum life that no one cares about. I...
    olivia81401 olivia81401 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Who doesn't want? We all want to be happy with our lives. ๐Ÿ˜Š it's just a matter of perspective about life.๐Ÿ˜ƒ "If you want to be happy, BE" - Leo Tolstoy ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    juju027 juju027 22-25, F Aug 15

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    I've been just feeling good about myself lately... It's hard living with so many illnesses that continue to drag you down day in and day out. I haven't cried in a few days and that...
    AttachmentIssues AttachmentIssues 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    So far my life has been pretty intersting and even quite exciting at times. I hope the rest of it is too!
    xxxtop xxxtop 36-40, M Aug 15

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    Yet again im let down.. I came to this expensive as **** resort to have fun and be happy. Be here i am in my hotel room crying my eyes out.
    XxSuicidalKissesxX XxSuicidalKissesxX 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    When I get settled in my own place, I want you to come visit me, and stay as long as you want. I want to come home from work and you be there....I want you to be here in my normal...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I would love to feel happiness again...to wake up in the morning and *actually* feel there was something to look forward to, that there was something to live for...a purpose in...
    ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to my lovely sister Julia. :) I'm so lucky to have a sister who is always there for me when I need to talk. She always makes time for me to help me through any...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Scroll down ALOT!!!! trust me this will put a smile on your face, make your day, or help you๐Ÿ‘ Every night , someone thinks about you...
    kathleen56 kathleen56 26-30, F Aug 12

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    I want to end my life but I don't want to hurt a All my family and friends , why r guys such jerks ๐Ÿ˜ข
    madisonslife madisonslife 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    im brokenangelia who is no more broken.. yes i am happy now in my life.its true i still need some things that i want to achieve but still want to say thanks to GOD who is blessing...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F Aug 11

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    For those who think i am fake or bot. As I do volunteering most of the time on EP. So here it goes. I belong to a noble family of Pakistan. Our family name is Malik and my cast is...
    MalikYamin MalikYamin 22-25, M Aug 11