Are people in general happy or unhappy?

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  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    My experience has been a mixed bag: some people seem happy, while others not so happy. What's your feel?
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I take drugs.
     
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  5. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Me?
    I am so happy I often feel guilty that I have it so good.
    I sometimes feel a little sad that others may not be as happy as I am.
    Alex
     
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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    "Happy" isn't a sustainable state nor should that be the goal. I'd say it's more realistic to shoot for a feeling of fulfillment with periods of happiness scattered about. You should try to reduce feelings of unhappiness or depression.

    As they say, we make our own happiness. I'd say most fairly well adjusted people are fairly upbeat most of the time.
     
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  8. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    a nagging reminder that I need to quit smoking.
     
  9. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I thank a feelin of fulfillment/happyness is dependent on the circumstances an individual happens to have... eg... bein depressed coud make it imposible to "make our own happiness".!!!
     
  10. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I had depression once.
    Its chemical.. Only little electrolyte in your battery.. Topped it up all good after six weeks.
    But when it hit..wow...a fear of going outside ...detachment such that I think I could have cut off my hand with a butter knife as if I wasn't there...
    If I am the least bit down I do deep breathing and a bit of exercise...works well.

    Alex
     
  11. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah thers lots of thangs which are obvously beyond our control.!!!
     
  12. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, been there.
     
  13. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Ive never experenced it but ive herd thats its more likely the older you get... kinda like shingles :-(
     
  14. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    You've never been depressed? Wow, that's amazing.
     
  15. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I had the a couple of months ago.
    Came true, luckily, with no drama but some folk have a real bad time...
    Seeing I got them does that mean I won't get them again?
    I went to the doctor really after I had improved but he just said I had them...didn't give me a shot.
    Alex
     
  16. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Feeling down is unhappy.
    Depression is a condition that is not simply a case of feeling glum...read about it and learn the signs to look for in yourself or family or friends.
    Treatable with drugs which, for me took six weeks... Woke up one day all better happy as.
    Alex
     
  17. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I dont just mean sad for a short period of time... i mean clinical depression.!!!
     
  18. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe CH is an exception.
    Oh... okay. I thought you were the luckiest fellow alive.
     
  19. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    My wife had shingles all up her left arm... didnt miss any work but it wasnt pleasant an took about a year for that arm to be 100%.!!!
    Ive had the shingles vaccine but now thers a new one which is much more effective and i plan on gettin it when i visit my nurse practicioner in a couple of mounths.!!!
     
  20. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Prolly not... hell ive even cried twice... once at my dads funeral an when my dog had to be put down :-(
     
  21. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Really, who hasn't had a dark cloud hanging over their head, but possibly my experience was different than yours. Mine always pass with time.
     
  22. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, the passing of my father was pretty traumatic for the whole family.
     
  23. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    O i was oK with dad dyin... but when i saw a little niece that realy loved him cryin so hard it tore me up... but shes all growed up now wit a precious happy little girl of her own.!!!
     

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