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Henry Woeltjen


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Are you happy?

Are you happy with your life? Do you think all of your hopes and dreams will come true eventually?

What are your goals in life? Do you even have goals?

Who are you, and who would you like to become?

Are you experiencing road blocks? What are they? How do you plan on overcoming them?



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    Jun 20 2013: To be happy, is it necessary to have goals, to have dreams, to have anything beyond the basics for life?
    To be happy is to fulfill a challenge posed natural or artificial. Within natural circumstances it secured you another day of living after a kill for food or bounty that promised life. It was the incentive to take on another hunt or search party.

    In our cultural world however it would be much more satisfactory to be at peace.
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      Jun 20 2013: Frans,

      I definitely agree with you. Goals are very important. I also believe we need to progress towards more peace. That's for sure. You mentioned fulfilling a challenge. I like the fact that you used the word challenge. It's a more neutral word than "problem" and may be better to use.

      Great post Frans. Thank you for taking the time to contribute.

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