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I Wonder If I Deserve to Be Happy

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    I Want to Believe...

    i tell myself that i deserve to be happy but i'm not sure that self is buying it. i often experience feelings of intense guilt that are directly related to real happiness. the guilt becomes so unbearable at times that i have stopped creating art to sale, i have purposely...
    leftoversky leftoversky 70+, M 3 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    I Wonder

    I have never been truly and honestly happy. Content, yes, but not happy. If you are deprived of something for so long, you question its need, you think that you don't need that. Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone needs it at times. But not everyone thinks they can get it, or...
    jlsmonkey jlsmonkey 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    Unsure

        I'm not happy anymore. I want to be and I try, not to the best of my ability but I try. Sometimes I just don't think I deserve to be happy. I was once happy or happier and I left because I thought better things was out there and there wasn't. I left and now my...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    There Must Be a Reason

    I used to think everyone deserved to be happy. Now I think I have changed my mind. I snubbed my nose at life for many years, doing whatever I wanted and not paying to much attention to the consequences. I thought once I turned my life around things would get better. And they did...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    Seems Not So Much!

    If you look at my life and everything I do on and off EP, and believe me my little sissy does, one would think that happiness would be raining down on me with furious enjoyment. She gets mad for me because she is my biggest fan in life and it makes me laugh because I always...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    Change Of Heart

    after giving it alot of thought, i have decided that it doesn't matter so much whether or not i deserve to be happy...i don't think that i'm meant to be happy.. no matter what i do i end up feeling depressed.. i spend time with my girlfriend, and when i'm with her, i feel happy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    Dual Diagnosis

    i am just curious as to whether anyone else has these labels before i bore anyone with my tales of woe. A couple others that sort of round the whole personality out are OCD and dry drunk. Strangely as much as i would enjoy having someone to communicate with...i really hope that...
    Charismat Charismat 61-65, M Sep 21, 2011

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    Do I Really Deserve It?

    Sometimes I ask myself what did I do to deserve being unhappy?  I have a crappy job thankful I got one but nevertheless it's crappy.  Don't have no friends and no boyfriend.  What did I do?  It's like I'm being punished for something and I don't know what?  I try to be a...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    My Life And Confidence Babbling.

    Let me start by saying even when I had confidence it wasn't like OH MY GOD I'M BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE! No, it was more like just being able to have fun with out noticing the weird stares. I used to live in a little town called Roseville. Its in California near Sacramento...
    Wish2BeLoved Wish2BeLoved 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    Is Your Kilter On Or Off?

    do i deserve to be happy.? you know, i don't know what i was looking for when i came across this sight, but this question.. i had to stop. my question is.. from who's perspective? if i were to answer this question, i would say no. here in this tiny sample of my life, i will...
    compromised compromised 31-35 3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    We All Deserve To Be Happy

    i have been dealing with this vehement and unyielding thought that i dont deserve to be happy, and i literally knew no one else who was dealing with this same problem, and there was no one i felt i could trust with this information, and no one i felt would understand. because the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    Everyone Deserves to Be Happy.

     Ben Franklin said, " Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy". I'm very unsuccessful jobwize. I deal with a lot of depression because of that. I don't think that I'm fated to be unhappy.  Life has ao much good in it. It is just so easy to focus...
    Beauphord Beauphord 46-50, M 1 Response May 27, 2009

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    angel510 angel510 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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    Nobody Deserves to Be Happy

    Bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people. I don't think anybody deserves to be happy nor miserable. Happiness is not earned. It's just gained. I am happy, but I do not believe it is because I deserve to be.
    jacqdn jacqdn 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    I Sometimes Wonder If I Deserve To Be Happy.

      The reason why I feel this way is because of a family member when I was growing up.  I felt that I was never good enough and that my brother could do no wrong.  This family member was always, my brother this, my brother that, brother, brother, brother...
    candles24 candles24 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2010

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    The Answer Is

     yes you do. everyone deserves happiness.  Ben Franklin said, "Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy".
    Beauphord Beauphord 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    He left me at my birthday. one and half year ago, my senior at high school come to me and by time pass we sort of dating even though there is no declaration about that. i treat him...
    kikipopin kikipopin 18-21, F Feb 5

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    I married my husband when I was 19 that was twenty five years ago next month. In the long years that we've been married I have raised two beautiful daughters and we bought a house...
    Blurple70 Blurple70 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Okay so I'm a student at university . I have no intentions of having kids in the future nor getting married so then what's the point of living and working hard ? I think life is a...
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    The last few years, well since I graduated from high school in 2010 I don't think I've been truly happy. Nothing started off on a good note.I didn't get into a university.I didn't...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F Feb 1

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    On this great day I wish happy valentines day to all my friends and members here in EP and around the world > I wish no breakup and tears today to my sisters and brothers > I...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    Notice those people who are happy to your happiness, and sad to your sadness. These are the ones who deserve a special place in your heart.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Here's your daily reminder : You aren't worthless You're worth more than you think you are You mean a lott to someone You're good enough You deserve to de happy You're you and...
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    1 Listening to my children laugh 2 Talking to my son about his views of the world 3 Watching my daughter dance 4 When either of my kids wants a hug and cuddle as most of the time...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    Today is February 3rd...also known as the greatest day in the world, to me. Today was the day you first graced the earth with your presence. Not one second of one day goes by I don...
    Bound2You Bound2You 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I really am. Life is pretty damn good. Sure I still have stuff to sort out. It's going to take a while. Today I face the awful paperwork. Yesterday I got caught by a piece of...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I have tried to figure out hoarding. I have been out of a rotten marriage for about 4 years and can say that I don't keep things like I used to when I was married. But during 3/4...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F Jan 31

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    Sometimes I scare myself. I don't want to be a freak or a ***** or a ***** or a lunatic anymore, I just want peace and I want to see my girlfriend again and I don't deserve to be...
    ThatBitch15 ThatBitch15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    In my room I have a picture on the wall that has provided me joy for many years. This picture shows a beautiful stream with clear water, graceful rushes along the shore and...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    Like Silver and GoldThey're so precious to holdTwo priceless awesome wondersMore exciting than the sound of thunderWith a passion and a thrillLike a wish that's been full-filledTo...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    i wanna die but i don't wanna commit suicide.... or at least not yet. I'm a lonely **** who can't get girls. I'm so lonely. lonely as ****. I've never had a real gf. no one there...
    cloud7one cloud7one 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    We accept the Love we think we deserve.
    LuvableBee101 LuvableBee101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I was thinking about a patient of mine the other day on the way home from work. He was a very intellectual man, full of innovative ideas and always spoke to me of his dreams. He...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    All my music is making me realize I don't deserve the heartbreak. For example; "You've just hit a switch, and I ain't gonna deal with your ****." If a guy isn't gonna pull his...
    xXxbrokenangelxXx xXxbrokenangelxXx 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I also believe that small breasts deserve to be worshipped! Hell I believe that ALL breasts deserve to be worshipped! :-) Now pray after me... In the name of the "B" cup, and...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 9 Responses Feb 6

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    So here I am, 47, never married and no children. I have been in relationships, but they hadn't worked out. It wasn't anything I did wrong other than take a chance at something. I...
    Doeyz1967 Doeyz1967 46-50 1 Response Feb 9

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    How do u get thru a day without a smile, a positive word or even a kind one? I always thought that the meaning of life was love and family. I have the love of my children. Every...
    wanthimtoNEEDme wanthimtoNEEDme 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    59 things that make me happy 1. Waking up and finding there's no chalk mark around me. 2. Dreaming of my lady kissing me when I'm asleep and knowing it's not my pet dog. 3...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Happy Valentines Day everyone! This holiday will probably be a breath of fresh air for me. Not really sure why it receives so much hate... But I'm going to focus on the good and be...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Feb 14

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    except usually she's just happy I can set her free.....she likes to go in my room and shut the door on herself then can't get out....I wonder about her sanity sometimes....
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Happpines; this is the frist pice of Philisphy argument as to what happiness is that us as powerful today as when Socrates first discussed in over 2400 years ago. The two main...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Jan 31

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    Wondering about life..not sure what to believe anymore? I don't know what to think about it anymore,people,circumstances..I dont wanna get too carried away with what i really think...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I love her and she loves me Becca you're the most wonderful person ever. I LOVE YOU Happy monthversary
    Alijumah Alijumah 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Idk why... I just feel so happy and sun shiney and just all warm and happy :D .
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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    I am horribly depressed, but I try to keep my head high. I try to make sure those around me are happy so that can give me a little feeling of hope that I am not unwanted. I...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I am not happy with my lifestyle. This lifestyle of mine is very appalling. I try so hard to desist this life. It works for a few days then suddenly I go back to it. I really want...
    hetty96 hetty96 18-21, F Feb 13

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    Happy Valentines Day to everyone. I hope you're day will be as wonderful as mine will be. <3
    MickeyWho MickeyWho 16-17, F Feb 14

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