Are you a happy person?

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#1 Edited by warmblur (2127 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 (2201 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 (267 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 (32731 posts) -

Not really happy unless i'm whining about something.

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#5 Edited by DEVILinIRON (4766 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 (151 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 (19551 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 (2127 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 (1479 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 (4018 posts) -

I try to be.

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#13 Posted by omegaMaster (1224 posts) -

Same as above

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#14 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15936 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 (6693 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 (641 posts) -

No, I'm not happy.