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I Want to Live a Long Happy Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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 love happy life and want friends around to be happy, that's wonderful.
    HChristina HChristina 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I know this sadness I'm feeling is sorry lived. I feel so stupid missing my parents at the age of 25 im a grown woman with children and my dad is away in Europe for only 2 weeks...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Hopefully you guys had a better time, Happy 4th of July.
    ilikepolarbears22 ilikepolarbears22 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I'm slowly losing grip on my will to live. Nothing and no one is keeping me here apart from the games at the end of the year so when Christmas comes, I'm gonna try to finish this...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A very happy 4th July to all my EP friends in the U.S. I hope you all have a fantastic day K x
    workinggirlkelly workinggirlkelly 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Just took this pic from my room ☺️πŸ’₯βœ¨πŸŽ‰happy 4th you guys xoxo Venus
    veanus veanus 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Honestly I just want to feel happy again even if I'm truly not. I'm at a point in my life Where I can't even pretend to be anymore , I miss the little things that I now overlook I...
    tupaclover tupaclover 16-17 2 days ago

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    When I was sing and lonely I always disliked hearing "happy wife, happy life." It's not the concept I disagreed with. Your wife is your wife because she's the most special to you...
    madEvilNight7 madEvilNight7 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I know that in order for me to be truly happy I need to accept the past. That's the key. But I mean accept the past, not forget the past. They are completely different things. I...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's easier to hide behind a fake smile than it is to tell people how you feel. You can feel the loneliest person in a room full of people. Some days it's easier to hide away...
    danyellelakin danyellelakin 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Yesterday I celebrated my 17th birthday with my parents and siblings. I organized everything alone and called them over. I pretended to be so happy celebrating it with my beloved...
    manaremad manaremad 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Luckily, I will be able to, to some extent... Memories, a lot of online stuff, my age and my family won't be restarted (even though I really want a lot of memories gone) but mostly...
    IceMareen IceMareen 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I want to find a place where i can be happy
    Aaaashton Aaaashton 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I honestly just want to be happy, like no matter what I do I'm never really truly happy, I do smile and I do laugh but inside I just feel sad or upset. And I feel so different then...
    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not really sure if it's because of me having two coffees today, or was it because I'm happy for a cousin of mine because she gets to drive successfully for the first time, or...
    alltimestrokes alltimestrokes 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes, if I could just be happy what a wonderful life this would be.
    rubyjuly rubyjuly 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I will not be a passive, unhappy, person anymore. I refuse to lose anymore of my life to my eating disorder or any other experiences that have prevented me from being the best...
    TheWhimsicalHeart TheWhimsicalHeart 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Oh how I would love so much to just be happy again I remember how happy I was when I first met him everything was so great he was the nicest most sweetest complimenting awesome guy...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F Jun 26

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    I want to go to a new place and discover new stuff. I don't want to be stuck at one place ...NOT EVEN. Around this town it's either doing the same thing over and over again and it...
    Mysterygirl156 Mysterygirl156 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Everybody in my family thinks that I'm the only one in the family that isn't hurting. It's hurts even more when they brush off something I've said that kindve shows that I'm not a...
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    For me the only way I'll be happy if I was treated like a baby for 24/7 and have a mammy to embarrass n tease me. Crave this too much it's destroying me :(
    littlelucy100 littlelucy100 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Think of a scale. On one side are the bad things in your life, on the other one the good. The farther the scale tips towards the bad side, the closer you are to depression. Towards...
    manimalien manimalien 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    i think we should stop complaining about things ...Nobody's happy here ...Its all about our attitude ...We can use it to make ourselves or break ourselves ....Stop Complaining...
    Eshan29 Eshan29 22-25 1 Response Jun 24

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    No matter who or what you believe in, or wha you can and can't prove, there is one thing for sure, we are all born into this world and be all die. And.. That's it's, everything...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I'm so HAPPY! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ This week is so great pm me people Mature content 18+ allowed I've seen all of it No a$$holes 13-21
    swaged104 swaged104 13-15, M Jun 23

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    Yeah, that's all I ask, a peace-quiet-life.
    QuInieFox QuInieFox 22-25, F Jun 23

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    Happy birthday Alan Turing. I think you're one of the most incredible humans I've learnt about. Genuine, provoking thought on so many topics (!) and basically my favourite final...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 Jun 23

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    I do,I do wanna be happy,it's just so much easier right now to be a mess than put together..It's easier to be dysfunctional than functional..Just a crappy day and just sucks...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    It's been a while since I was genuinely happy or joyous.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Well ,it is difficult to be totally happy and peaceful.You have to shut out bad events,bad memories and bad thoughts.Quite a difficult task.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Is this the only place left, where I say whats in my head, heart...soul that is safe? don't know when/where/how(exactly) it started but several years I started to isolate myself...
    ollifer ollifer 36-40, F Jun 22

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