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I Wonder If I Deserve to Be Happy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jul 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    WE. HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL TIMES AHEAD ...AND YOUR STILL THE JOKER HACK IN TOWN LADIES
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    "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." Aristotle said this more than 2,000 years ago. And it still holds true today. What is...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I woke up this morning and started wondering about basic instinct and human behavior - I know about the four f's but where did this basic learning come from one of the f's is food...
    g4it g4it 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm kinda obsessed with it. Idk knowing someone else is happy means the world to me! I want everyone to be happy because everyone deserves happiness. Anger and sadness only lead to...
    Bleach1443 Bleach1443 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just hate my brain so much. I want to splatter it all over the walls like it deserves but I just don't have the courage and I kind of don't want to die. It is a very confusing...
    Tinchi Tinchi 22-25 1 day ago

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    I have learned a lot about myself and other people and have enjoyed sharing stories. i came here after looking up bicuriosity articles or forums on google, or the like...and a...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I want a man in my life, someone to hold, confide in, laugh with, cry with; someone I can watch football with, fish with, walk along the beach at night with. I want it. I deserve...
    vbruce20 vbruce20 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wonder if I ever caught someone's attention. Even if I was just walking among the crowd, I wonder if they wanted to get to know me or anything like that.
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think I want to quit life. I'm kind of sucking at it, I'm really unhappy, and I doubt anyone would care anyway. My parents would pretend to care because it wouldn't be...
    sting0611 sting0611 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I believe I deserve a daddy... :$
    LilitaMateo LilitaMateo 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Do you ever find yourself wondering how much you exists in other people's lives ? I am curious if people think of me when a certain song comes on, or when they pass through a...
    ExquisiteMind ExquisiteMind 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ok this statement couldn't be more true. My post is going to be a confusing one.. As some of you have read my past posts I seem to still love someone who clearly doesn't want me...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to see rainbows and butterflies Every time I close my eyes And reserve the right to be mesmerised, By the pure delight that awaits me every night; Waking up in the morning...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Well I must say this past week on my new job has been such a welcoming experience. It feels so wonderful to be back in my element. The stress has all but gone, I am so calm inside...
    SofiaLongino SofiaLongino 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    "Be happy with yourself." Right..how can I be happy with myself if I am not really. I've been truggling to lose weight but I might as well give up. I've failed too many times and...
    PassionForCreativity PassionForCreativity 26-30, F Jan 30

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    As someone who's been wearing masks his entire life, I am quite curious how people see me. It's become impossible for me to show the real me in person. And the only person I've...
    Ichki Ichki 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I just went out in public for the first time plugged! It felt so good walking around Walmart with a plug in my ***. I love the way it feels moving around your hole with every step...
    Hanypoets Hanypoets 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I feel happy after a long time. I even forgot about this website because I used to come here and vent about my unhappiness and about all the things that made my life miserable. I...
    magicpie magicpie 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Have you ever tried to fit a triangular shape into a circular mold? It just doesn't fit, no matter how hard we try. The bible says to be careful what you ask for, for when you get...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    A close family member is dying therefore I had to travel to Europe on Christmas Day. My husband, as usually is not here to support me, nor does he care about all the Ain he has...
    Astriabirdy Astriabirdy 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    If you are not a believer that is fine but please don't spread negativity... I made this post since its been on my mind for a while. I am actively seeking a church where I can grow...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F Jan 24

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    Hello all. I've never been in arelationship. But recently a guy appeared. But online. He came just as a penpall friend. He even told me he liked some girl (this girl also online...
    Memonster Memonster 26-30 1 Response Jan 24

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    we would like to be out but its not possible and we are still happy. This place is so catholic it out does the vatican. school would be hell. theres so much bullying and...
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Bear with me in this one... At sixty-one, I'm able to see how my answer to the "what's my purpose?" question has changed over time -- and what I've noticed is that much of what I...
    BinaryBill BinaryBill 61-65, M Jan 23

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    It is. (HAPPY DANCE!)
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 23