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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    With a life of bad habits, its hard to dig yourself out of the slums. I didnt try very hard in school and I developed a careless attitude to go along with it, but I want to rid...
    JosephMichaelSmith JosephMichaelSmith 18-21, M Jul 10

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    I'm so sick of feeling sad all the time... I haven't been genuinely happy in a long time, maybe ever since I was born. So, I just want to be happy now. And I can be happy, if I...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M Jul 18

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    I know this sounds desperate, sad & depressing, maybe even stupid to some. Someone once asked me, what do you want out of a relationship? And I said... Honestly, I just want to...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jun 30

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    when i was in school people kept asking me what i want to be or what i want to do when i grow up. i remember giving generic answers like becoming a doctor, dentist, business woman...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F Jul 7

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    I want to be happy in my relationships with other men. But since I am rather anti-social at the time being, I am not. Happiness to me isn't a constant state. But being at peace...
    WayOfDominique WayOfDominique 36-40, M Jun 30

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    I just want to be happy so don't put me down
    Tamara0106 Tamara0106 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I want to find someone. At least a friend. Someone that won't stop talking to me because I'm boring or awkward or weird. Someone that'll always be there for me. I get lonely. I get...
    SammieSweetheart687 SammieSweetheart687 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    I have loved my cousin for my entire life about a year ago I let him move in with me one thing lead to another over time. Need less to say we both fell in love with one another...
    leosheart leosheart 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    After 17 yrs of marriage, my mother announces that she is no longer in love with my step-father and she needed some time apart to sort her feelings. But, now she wants a divorce. I...
    vexe vexe 26-30 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I decided to be happy because life is too short to be sad all the time.From now on I will wake up and I will tell myself how much I'm happy that I don't have a cancer and that I...
    Heaventohell1 Heaventohell1 18-21 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember the day he asked me out. I felt this buzzing feeling inside of of me and only later did I realize that I had never truly been happy in my life until then. He gave me 8...
    dourpenguin dourpenguin 18-21, M Jul 18

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    For the past about 20 days, I've felt like I have been just clinging onto earth. On June 11th in the very early morning, before bed, I asked God to take me home - to heaven - kill...
    grantfilm95 grantfilm95 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I cant be happy until you are happy. As long as I know you are not okay ill never leave you alone. The more you try to push away the more I push back. I am a friend that cares...
    AnotherDumbProfile AnotherDumbProfile 13-15, M Jul 21

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    All my life it has been lonesome, i never had anyone come to my birthday parties. I have never had a real girl friend because they would ask me out and of course like the fool i...
    SonofAodha SonofAodha 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    For as long as I can remember I haven't been happy. When will I be happy?
    Wallflower0323 Wallflower0323 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 2

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    i don't have good english i can do mistake while writing but i want to write this EP. First people should have chance before start a event . it is just like life . if you don't...
    birekul birekul 18-21, M Jul 18

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    I will be happy, no matter what I have to do. I am prepared to shut myself off and weed out those who are a poison in my life if it will allow me to be happy, even if those people...
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    God only chose certain people to be happy.. Without people suffering, there wouldn't be happiness in life. So if you're happy.. Be proud. Feel lucky. Because someone is going...
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M Jul 7

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    Listen with your heart. These wounds are too deep for you to heal. Their innocent compliments tear at our flesh. You say you are ugly, fat, worthless.. I feel it, I've lived it, I...
    Moweb95 Moweb95 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I have two seperate groups of friends. Both I've known for long times but neither of them know eachother or hang around the same area. Some nights I'm with my redneck friends...
    jayybbyx jayybbyx 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Saying happy birthday to my wonderful girlfriend! My life wouldn't be the same without you! I still cherish the moments we first said hello! I love you...today is your day but your...
    Lynn0617 Lynn0617 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I go to school at home, I have no friends, I don't even see kids my age because I live in the country away from everything pretty much. I can't go anywhere other than my house. I...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I love this site and I love the people in it but it's. Not the same I joined ep last year and I met people in it we talked and talked but now I don't know where they are Last...
    brokenV brokenV 18-21 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Why can't I be happy with life and the world?
    Charliee4 Charliee4 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    What do you think would make you happy in life?
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I really want to be serious about his! To start taking action and stick to a plan.. I don't know why I lack commitment and consistency to my personal goals.. Whether I like it or...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    For once in my life...I see others in pain besides myself. It makes me think...this pain is just a lot to put into my life...especially since I self harm and have an eating...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I used to fear death, but now I know I'll go to heaven as long as I keep doing what I'm doing and I will see my father in Heaven, my savior Jesus, my angel and all my other loved...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I haven't felt like myself these past two years since ive graduated from high school. I miss not having as much responsibilities as I do now im stressed, overwhelmed, kinda...
    Jamila94 Jamila94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I always think what does it mean truly happy. I bother myself though, I try to not focus on that question. I like focusing on making others who matter to me most happy.
    paradiseeeeee paradiseeeeee 16-17, F Jul 16

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    Don't get me wrong I'm not depressed or anything like that. I've always asked people what makes them happy and its always the same response...family, money, significant other etc...
    Notquitesurewhatimdoinghere Notquitesurewhatimdoinghere 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm getting there! Working on some projects and making my life better. I'm proud of myself! Thank you for being the worst person I've ever met you helped me become a better...
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Ways to end your life? Need help and quick time because I cannot physically live in the state I'm in any more.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Help me think of a way to make myself and others around me happy.
    notsofab notsofab 16-17, F Jul 16

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    Living life in a hazey cloud of depression is like waiting for a clear beautiful day to come and take the haze away. Feeling low.
    Workoutguy720 Workoutguy720 26-30, M Jul 20

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    Fake it til you make it. Story of my life.
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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