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Leanna Walters

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What attributes lead to universal happiness?

We all have different values and priorities, but what are the parts of life that are essential to pure happiness? What are the most basic aspects of life that are necessary to be happy? What are universal characteristics that are important ensure a happy life, whether you're in a big city or remote tribe?

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    Dec 5 2012: Accept people how they are!!
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      Dec 5 2012: Universal happiness comes through accepting people like Adolph Hitler; Idi Amin; Pol Pot; Joseph Stalin; and Mao tse Tung?
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        Dec 5 2012: Edward,
        The people you mention had followers....people who supported them in the way THEY chose to control. What might happen, when we have more people in our world who are not willing to be controlled? What might happen in our world when the majority of people realize they can think and feel for themselves and make good decisions based on what they know in their hearts and minds to be the right thing to do? What might happen when people realize our interconnectedness as human beings? What might happen when more people walk their talk of oneness, unity and wholeness?
        I believe we are on a path of change:>)
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          Dec 6 2012: Colleen,
          I do agree with you 'We are on a path of change'.
          We need a right guidance to follow the right path in order to bring out the right change in us.
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        Dec 6 2012: Edward,
        I dint hear about Idi Amin,Pol Pot,Josepth Stalin,Mao Tse Tung but i did hear about Adolf Hitler.Everyone might be good at their respective fields.
        Since, i dont know much about them this is the picture that i will have about them.
        Before developing an exact image of a particular person in you,its good to know in and out about the person.Later, it completely depends on us what we want to do.
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      Dec 5 2012: I agree Chetan, that accepting people is an important ingredient to create universal happiness. We can accept people, and reject certain behaviors.

      It is important to recognize the skills, talents and behaviors that are beneficial, while rejecting and discouraging behaviors that are abusive and violate the human rights of others.
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        Dec 5 2012: Accepting people as they are absolutely can boost the happiness and moral of the people around you, but I think accepting yourself for all your quirks and quips will increase your own happiness dramatically. I think it's hard to accept other people for who they are if you cannot accept who you are as a person. Looking inward and getting in touch with yourself takes away much of the pressures that are placed on ourselves from society and life in general and helps you stay true to the things that lead you to your own form of happiness.
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          Dec 5 2012: AWWW yes Leanna....another important part of the puzzle of life...accepting and knowing ourselves:>)

          We cannot really give to others, something we do not have in ourselves, so our "self" is where anything must genuinely start.....wholeheartedly agree with you on that!
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        Dec 6 2012: Colleen,
        very true.
        We need to accept the skills,behaviours,talents of the people and indeed need to motivate them to do more good in their field of interest.
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          Dec 6 2012: Chetan,
          I suggest that we can motivate others by first "BEING" what we want to see:>) You insightfully touched on this idea in another comment, and I know you know this:>)

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