Are you a happy person?

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#1 Edited by warmblur (2165 posts) -

According to social media people are loving life just look at all those selfies LMAO but seriously do you consider yourself a happy person full of life? or are you a miserable bastard like the asshole that made this thread.

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#2 Edited by jaydan (2207 posts) -
@warmblur said:

According to social media people are loving life just look at all those selfies LMAO but seriously do you consider yourself a happy person full of life? or are you a miserable bastard like the asshole that made this thread.

A wise person will tell you to never take social media for granted. Most people live ordinary lives just like you, and social media has a way of magnifying the good moments while filtering out the mundane. You too can magnify the interesting moments of your life and someone else will see your profile and say "wow, what a great life this person has."

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#3 Posted by VagrantSnow (272 posts) -

Sure am. Not quite where I thought I'd be at this point in my life but I'm doing a lot better than I thought I would be only a few years ago. Life is pretty neato right now :)

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#4 Posted by uninspiredcup (32821 posts) -

Not really happy unless i'm whining about something.

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#5 Edited by DEVILinIRON (4777 posts) -

I take happy pills so I am happy or at least fine most of the time. It took a while for the medical professionals to find the right balance but here I am. It's wonderful. Oh and part of my balance comes from not watching the news on TV. Sorry CBS. :( I sometimes watch your amazing channel. It rocks hard.

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#6 Posted by livingdeadman (153 posts) -

I'm living and dying. I'm undead and that makes my soul immortal. So yes I'm happy, but I'm also sad. Such is the life of the gray.

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#7 Posted by Byshop (19558 posts) -

Generally, I think so. Of course there are always things to complain about in life but in the grand scheme of things I'm healthy, I've got a family that I started with an amazing wife and two equally amazing boys, I've got a job that I really enjoy that compensates me to a degree that we find satisfactory for our lifestyle, and I even get to travel (but not so much that it's a huge inconvenience for my family, just every once in a while).

I could tell you about the various stresses in my life. I have a minor injury that will require surgery to correct. There are always things that have to be dealt with at work, some of which can be quite frustrating. But none of these things are really that important because none of them equal up to anything that actually matters. I have perspective, and with that comes a realization that things are actually really, really good for me, my family, and most of my friends. And if it's not that way for any of my friends, if I'm not dwelling on my own BS then I have bandwidth to maybe help them with their stuff.

So yeah, pretty happy.

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#8 Posted by warmblur (2165 posts) -

@jaydan said:
@warmblur said:

According to social media people are loving life just look at all those selfies LMAO but seriously do you consider yourself a happy person full of life? or are you a miserable bastard like the asshole that made this thread.

A wise person will tell you to never take social media for granted. Most people live ordinary lives just like you, and social media has a way of magnifying the good moments while filtering out the mundane. You too can magnify the interesting moments of your life and someone else will see your profile and say "wow, what a great life this person has."

I was being sarcastic.

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#9 Posted by Speeny (1517 posts) -

I’d say so. Probably more content than anything though.

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#10 Posted by Jake_M_ (5 posts) -

Sometimes.

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#11 Posted by Mandzilla (4037 posts) -

I try to be.

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#13 Posted by omegaMaster (1229 posts) -

Same as above

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#14 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15954 posts) -

I have a generally positive outlook but I'm not manically happy or anything.

Cautiously optimistic, perhaps?

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#15 Posted by Macutchi (6697 posts) -

i'm pretty happy at the minute but, as someone that's had to deal with their fair share of tragedy in life, i understand all too well how precarious happiness can be. i'm enjoying it while i can because life can be indiscriminately brutal

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#16 Posted by Stranger_36 (646 posts) -

No, I'm not happy.

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#17 Posted by titanraven (27 posts) -

Happy!! Let's just say that most of the time there will be a sad moment in life where you want to give up, But you just have to trust the process to maintain your happiness. :)

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#18 Posted by Clifford_Sexylips (24 posts) -

Nm, I'm only happy just because my mind tells me to do so...

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#19 Edited by MirkoS77 (14056 posts) -

No. I battle both severe bipolar depression as well as am chronically ill, which hit me at twenty (cancer) and that took me all the way to my mid thirties to fight off as it continually came back. Finally I come out the other end with absolutely nothing to show for it from all the sacrifice it took to fight for my health. My entire adult life has been battling for it. If I had it, I'd have everything.

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#20 Edited by XVision84 (15796 posts) -

I'm a happy person, being an optimist rather than a pessimist helps in that regard. Like all things, happiness is transient. Bad things happen to all of us but my mindset and family/friends help ground me through those times.

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#21 Posted by HEATHEN75 (679 posts) -

Considering how much money I spend on smoke, I better be happy.