How happy do you think most people are ?

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#1 Posted by dkdk999 (6738 posts) -
I imagine most people are a lot less happy than they appear but I don't know. What do you guys think ?
#2 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
I think we're all miserable in this nation.
#3 Posted by Dogswithguns (10701 posts) -
True.. life, that's how it is. life sux.
#4 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20834 posts) -
I'm doing better than you.
#5 Posted by meconate (10476 posts) -
Everybody paints themselves a happy face.
#6 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Life sucks ass. That's the only good thing about religion.
#7 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
Life sucks ass. That's the only good thing about religion. Fightingfan
wat.
#8 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fightingfan"]Life sucks ass. That's the only good thing about religion. l4dak47
wat.

Religious people have better morale then non-religious when it comes to life and it's obstacles.
#9 Posted by meconate (10476 posts) -
[QUOTE="l4dak47"][QUOTE="Fightingfan"]Life sucks ass. That's the only good thing about religion. Fightingfan
wat.

Religious people have better morale then non-religious when it comes to life and it's obstacles.

Haha, sure they do.
#10 Posted by KiIIyou (27139 posts) -
As happy as a clean pig
#11 Posted by VanHelsingBoA64 (5455 posts) -
More than I am.
#12 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"][QUOTE="l4dak47"] wat. meconate
Religious people have better morale then non-religious when it comes to life and it's obstacles.

Haha, sure they do.

They have the placebo effect to their advantage(Praying/hope/faith etc...), non-religious people don't.

#13 Posted by achilles614 (4848 posts) -
I was a miserable person until I learned to "love myself" and now life has been great. I assume many aren't happy because they continue to try the same thing over and over while expecting different results.
#14 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -
Happier than I've ever been.
#15 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
[QUOTE="l4dak47"][QUOTE="Fightingfan"]Life sucks ass. That's the only good thing about religion. Fightingfan
wat.

Religious people have better morale then non-religious when it comes to life and it's obstacles.

Oh yea, but that's just called ignorance to me.
#16 Posted by meconate (10476 posts) -

[QUOTE="meconate"][QUOTE="Fightingfan"] Religious people have better morale then non-religious when it comes to life and it's obstacles.Fightingfan

Haha, sure they do.

They have the placebo effect to their advantage(Praying/hope/faith etc...), non-religious people don't.

Doesn't necessarily mean they're usually happy. The religious people I've know haven't been anyway. Just because they believe being good will give them a gateway to heaven, doesn't mean they're always the happy chappies.
#17 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"][QUOTE="l4dak47"] wat. l4dak47
Religious people have better morale then non-religious when it comes to life and it's obstacles.

Oh yea, but that's just called ignorance to me.

Ignorance is bliss at times. I rather die from cancer randomly then have a doctor label me with an expiration date.

#18 Posted by applesxc47 (10761 posts) -

I'd say most people are neutral really, not particularly happy or miserable.

#19 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -

[QUOTE="l4dak47"][QUOTE="Fightingfan"] Religious people have better morale then non-religious when it comes to life and it's obstacles.Fightingfan

Oh yea, but that's just called ignorance to me.

Ignorance is bliss at times. I rather die from cancer randomly then have a doctor label me with an expiration date.

I know.
#20 Posted by krazykillaz (21141 posts) -
Happier than I am.
#21 Posted by Dogswithguns (10701 posts) -
Happier than I've ever been.NiKva
But will it last?..
#22 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20834 posts) -
[QUOTE="NiKva"]Happier than I've ever been.Dogswithguns
But will it last?..

In the end it doesn't even matter.
#23 Posted by waterproof9 (682 posts) -

I think most people are happy. For the most part, we have a lot of stuff that satisfies us even though we don't have everything that we want.

#24 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6007 posts) -
Dr Denis Leary had this to say on the subject: "Y'know what happiness is? Happiness is a cookie, or a cigarette, or a 5-second orgasm. So you c**, you eat the cookie, you smoke the butt, you go to sleep and get up and go to f*ckin' work. Life sucks- get a helmet."
#25 Posted by gameboy343 (1024 posts) -

I think we're all miserable in this nation. l4dak47

try planet.

#26 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -

[QUOTE="l4dak47"]I think we're all miserable in this nation. gameboy343

try planet.

Probably, but I didn't really want to speak for more than 300 million people.
#27 Posted by narlymech (937 posts) -

Happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic

#28 Posted by muffincakes87 (3913 posts) -

[QUOTE="meconate"][QUOTE="Fightingfan"] Religious people have better morale then non-religious when it comes to life and it's obstacles.Fightingfan

Haha, sure they do.

They have the placebo effect to their advantage(Praying/hope/faith etc...), non-religious people don't.

That's not necessarily true. Pain is as real and as just as painful to any human being, religious or not. Especially if we're are talking about mental pain instead of physical. Even the most religious people can struggle with the belief in God and feel helpless. Jesus shouted "My God, My God why have you forsaken me," when he was on the cross in pain. Point is that any person can be struggling with their lives, belief in a God or not.

Back to the question. That's a really hard question to ask. You can't really measure or feel someone else's happiness. You can only feel you own. It really depends on the person, too. Life has it's ups and downs. Their are times when things are not perfect but you still manage to be happy, and their are times that you feel helpless. I think it's most important to realize that one emotion can't last forever. Whether it being happy or sad, your feeling will change. Hopefully your change in emotions will not dictate your whole being.

#29 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15502 posts) -
I imagine most people are a lot less happy than they appear but I don't know. What do you guys think ? dkdk999
No one's truly happy.
#30 Posted by playmynutz (5981 posts) -
Everyone I see in public looks somewhat happy, definitely more happy than sad. A lot of ups and downs happen to my friends. People need to be solid with what makes them happy
#31 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -
I think people always want more and aren't happy with what they have.
#32 Posted by muller39 (14944 posts) -

I would say people put on a good face no matter what.

#33 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6007 posts) -

Happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic

narlymech
:D For the first time in months, I actually laughed out loud at something said on the internet. I LOVE that commercial!
#34 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
I think people always want more and aren't happy with what they have.LJS9502_basic
In what sense? Cuz if you mean stuff, yea probably. If you mean answers and truth, then they should always want more of that.
#35 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]I think people always want more and aren't happy with what they have.l4dak47
In what sense? Cuz if you mean stuff, yea probably. If you mean answers and truth, then they should always want more of that.

General sense. I just don't think people appreciate what they have....
#36 Posted by dkdk999 (6738 posts) -
I think most just aren't happy with their choices/have made bad choices, but that's just me.
#37 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"]

[QUOTE="meconate"] Haha, sure they do.muffincakes87

They have the placebo effect to their advantage(Praying/hope/faith etc...), non-religious people don't.

That's not necessarily true. Pain is as real and as just as painful to any human being, religious or not. Especially if we're are talking about mental pain instead of physical. Even the most religious people can struggle with the belief in God and feel helpless. Jesus shouted "My God, My God why have you forsaken me," when he was on the cross in pain. Point is that any person can be struggling with their lives, belief in a God or not.

Back to the question. That's a really hard question to ask. You can't really measure or feel someone else's happiness. You can only feel you own. It really depends on the person, too. Life has it's ups and downs. Their are times when things are not perfect but you still manage to be happy, and their are times that you feel helpless. I think it's most important to realize that one emotion can't last forever. Whether it being happy or sad, your feeling will change. Hopefully your change in emotions will not dictate your whole being.

Well if you want get technique it's all subjective... Because what is happiness?
#38 Posted by Suzy_Q_Kazoo (9901 posts) -

I don't know, that's hard to say. Happiness is different for everyone and changes. I think most people can be happy.

#39 Posted by gamerguru100 (10502 posts) -
I think we're all miserable in this world. l4dak47
Fixed.
#40 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23460 posts) -
are you seriously asking this on GS every1 here wants to killthemselves
#41 Posted by Iszdope (9659 posts) -

SAVE THEM WITH YOUR SCHLONG JIGGLY-WIGGLY MAN!!!

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You can do it!

#42 Posted by muller39 (14944 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]are you seriously asking this on GS every1 here wants to killthemselves

No not today!
#43 Posted by TehFuneral (8035 posts) -

I'm miserable and most people don't know it, which is great for me.