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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 66-70, M 3 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    a lotta things that bother me, I know God's given me a beautiful life and a lot to be happy about but well, you know.. the human nature, we're never satisfied! even I wish I had a...
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    When I think of you and what you have been through in your life time, it makes me realize that your incredible strength is an amazing achievement. I give you so much credit for...
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    he doesn't wanna talk to me no more and I don't wanna live that works out I'm a stupid girl who hurts everyone and no one likes me it's not fair to them if I live they deserve to...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 7 Responses Apr 11

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    Hmmm i wonder why... But if I look on their profile and I only see sexual stuff then I would rather not know why LOL
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Everybody is beautifully and wonderfully made. You all deserve happiness, love, friendship, loyalty. If you have depression, I want to tell you that you're worth it. You're worth...
    SilverFox7 SilverFox7 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I KNOW I don't deserve this... I don't deserve these flashbacks, nor did I deserve the abuse. I just want these stupid flashbacks to be gone. I can't deal with them anymore! I...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    it all started with Marc, I fell madly for him, his beautiful eyes .. I don't I just found him adorable. It took years before I actually met him. He never actually left but we didn...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    So I'm meeting up with someone who I haven't seen him in five years, he gives me compliments all the time, we have never found a bad word to say about each other and he's so sweet...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My parents used corporal punishment often while raising me all the way up until I was 18 and joined the military. I am 24 now and I realize that the way I was raised is detrimental...
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    I have found a girlfriend who I really consider my soul mate. she knows all about my deviant fetishes and my manic depression, but, in spite of all of that, she still loves me. I...
    Rednkfireftr Rednkfireftr 31-35, M Apr 17

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    Its so quiet, I feel like i can hear my thoughts for once. As if I’ve just realised whats actually been going on for the last few years. Its hit me so hard. As if a light bulb...
    Masuka99 Masuka99 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Hey guys I don't feel like I deserve anything like for example my boyfriend and I just broke up with me not long ago and I keep thinking to myself I don't deserve any of this
    christinaxxxxx christinaxxxxx 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    It's kind of hard to be happy and like yourself when the people you live with make it seem like you're lazy and poop. :(
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    The following sentence describes my life. I've always been the one to sit there and congratulate everybody else while I mope and just barely get by. I guess my younger age has...
    xNickDavidx xNickDavidx 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    1. Life (being alive) - Just being alive is such a wonderful thing, because I'm breathing and I'm able to live life! With being alive, I learn how to be a human. I make mistake and...
    hugsnotughs hugsnotughs 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Every woman deserves a man who Calls her baby Kisses her like he means it Holds her like he never wants to let her go Doesn't cheat or lie Wipes her tears when she cries Doesn't...
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    I have been doing it for many years, beating myself up, thinking I was never going to be good enough. But if we keep trying to look for love at all the wrong places, settling for...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    If depression is now common. And the wealthy hide from punished. Then what is life. A gift. How. Me read a post. Man was a dad and sad. Grew up. Worked. Got...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    no more long distant relationships for me ,how can he just block me from his life i dont deserve it at all it hurts so bad but i guess ill have to try and move on
    stacey8 stacey8 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Let's try to be happy again.In a world that is cold,we by choices have a right to move to the warmer side..Paying attention to life-to it's beauty,oddity,wonder I hope you would...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Seriously... do you ever just wonder "Why am I still breathing?" What's the point of having a life if you're always miserable... why am I here in the first place?? I feel like such...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I am happy a lot but when I meet others like some of my so called "friends" they all ways bring me down. And when I am around one of my friends and they are sad or hurt I feel like...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Apr 3

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    We wonder at almost a constant basis and every living adult has asked themselves this question a million times by the time they're 50. We beat ourselves over this most complex...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday
    Brasky13 Brasky13 13-15, M Apr 5