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Please be honest; are you happy with your life?

I am in the middle of life and had no idea how many people are pretending to be happy. Tell the truth are you happy?

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    Apr 18 2013: I am happy, simply because I let myself be. Any situation can be viewed positively if you are willing to find the good aspect which flourish from it even if they are not apparent right away

    Try reminding yourself as many times as possible throughout a day that you are still breathing, still being given the chance to love the gift of life; so study it, appreciate it, be thankful for it ")

    Hopefully you questioning the happiness of others doesn't suggest that you are doubting your own level of happiness!

    xoxox
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    Apr 16 2013: Yes....I am content:>)
  • Apr 13 2013: Happiness is a choice. Sincerely there was a time when I thought I'd only be happy when I sign that big movie deal; I was like so many people, seeing happiness as a futuristic thing that would depend on an event or on a feeling or a status. Now I've chosen to appreciate the things that I have; I've decided to be hopeful. I've decided to be happy.

    This is not a dress rehearsal; this is life on earth. This is the life.
    Be wise, choose to live it to the fullest.
  • Apr 13 2013: I am happy with what I have now.
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    Apr 16 2013: i am happy with my life... but for how long ? where will life take me ? ... im so anxious.


    well... as i think of it ... i will always be happy because i choose to be ! ... not sure where life will take me but that's up to God & i will follow his lead! ... im anxious only because i am not in control of my life -but i will be anxiously happy about it ! :)
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    Apr 15 2013: What is the real question here?
    "Happy" is no longer a useful term, as Daniel Kahneman points out in a TEDTalk.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kahneman_the_riddle_of_experience_vs_memory.html
    Also, see the word, "Eudaimonia," or eudaemonia, a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, "human flourishing" has been proposed as a more accurate translation
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      Apr 15 2013: So Theodore.....are you flourishing human?
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        Apr 16 2013: Well, it is sufficient to say that I understand the basic difference of surviving and flourishing.

        Eudaimoia was often an objective view of another's life, as to say, "He lead a good life." not a subjective self assessment.

        "Verbally there is a very general agreement; for both the general run of men and people of superior refinement say that it is [eudaimonia], and identify living well and faring well with being happy; but with regard to what [eudaimonia] is they differ, and the many do not give the same account as the wise. For the former think it is some plain and obvious thing like pleasure, wealth or honour…" Aristotle
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    Apr 14 2013: I am not satisfied with my life but I take joy whenever I get the chance to. So I am happy when I can be:)
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    Apr 14 2013: .My answer:
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    Yes!
    Almost all time,
    since I learned "invalid happiness".


    (For details, see the 1st article, points 1-3, 10-11, 14, at
    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents)
  • Apr 13 2013: Yes.

    Life has its highs and lows, but in general I am happy.
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    Apr 13 2013: I am happy not to bang my head anymore to look for happiness. I just try to keep my footprint minimum because I love my successors. It sucks to realize that we borrow the future of our descendants in terms of material pleasures of life.
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    Apr 12 2013: Here is a link to the results of a 2010 Gallup poll in which that organization randomly sampled people all over the world to arrive at statistics on this by country. These are the top 15 countries in terms of the proportion who consider themselves to be thriving. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-worlds-15-happiest-countries/2012/03/29/gIQA6ZIFkS_gallery.html#photo=1

    In the top 15 countries, the percentage who call themselves happy range from 55-72%.

    I expect a visit to their site would allow you to find a more detailed breakdown, as Gallup did look at separate areas, like health and so forth.
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    Apr 12 2013: Yes, I'm pretty happy. Are you? Why do you want to know? What will you do with the answer?