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Why do you want to be happy?

 
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Why do you want to be happy?
Some people say that the meaning of life is happiness, but why to be happy?

People think that life is full of joy and pleasure, is beautiful and is to be enjoyed. Ignorance is bliss - that's all I can say to them. Sensory pleasures are the biggest dellusion for humans. That's why we humans enjoy far more pleasures and sensorial gratification than animals. It is because human beings would understand the futility of life, once they have the intelligence to do so if they hadnt these sensory pleasures to fool them and make they fall in love with life.

Only in the absence of pleasure someone would realize the absurdity of life. A person who thinks that the ultimate goal of life is indulging in sensorial pleasures is an immature fool.

What do humans will do if in the future they live 2000 years and get bored of their pleasures? Do you think they would realize the absurdity of being a sentient being in a meaningless universe? Or do you think they would prefer to relive the same moments of happiness again and again and have their exact memories of same experience erased continually so they never get bored?

If life will lose its meaning when we are get of our pleasures o you think that humans will do if in the future, theythen life is meaningless now, what is happening is that we're just deluded and can not see the truth.

Why are we so deluded by happiness?
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
More money would make me happy.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Ok. NWO OPERATIVE....happiness is the promise at the end of the challenge.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
true happiness comes from making others happy.

that's all there is to it!
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
More money would make me happy.
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What would do when you get bored of all happiness your money could offer you?
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
true happiness comes from making others happy.

that's all there is to it!
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Other people would get bored too. Everyone would get bored in the end.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
why wouldn't you is a better question
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Good post. Being totally happy is not possible, an unrealistic goal. Find joy in your boredom.

As long as you can deal with no sex, your wife telling you to get off GLP, your hubby trying to kill you and all that. You will be just fine.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
true happiness comes from making others happy.

that's all there is to it!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1521536


Other people would get bored too. Everyone would get bored in the end.
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it's not about whether they got bored, but knowing you made a difference in their lives. it brings peace to your heart.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
well happiness is just a term. our basic objective of life is to satisfy ourselves. happiness is the most convenient way of measuring our level of satisfaction. its not literal happiness that we want but the figurative one. the term literal is applied in satisfaction. the other day my friend said he just loves it when his body aches after working out, now its the pain that satisfies him. so the question "why do you want to be happy?" is incomplete, the question should be "why do you want to be satisfied?"
the fact that satisfaction has many forms, proves that happiness is only the most accepted means of satisfaction.
so the answer to the question "why do we want to be satisfied?" is simple, we live because we crave to satisfy ourselves. once this need of satisfying oneself is accomplished or vanished then the purpose of living is no longer necessary.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
"happiness" is flaky..but true joy is a whole different ballgame.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
I don't ask to bw happy.

But I'd really like to be healthy :(
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Only sadness will prepare you for the reality of the next dimension.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
You ask a deep question, and I think many of the previous posters on this thread have responded in rather shallow manners. I do not know why we seek happiness. It's like happiness was what we were programmed to seek, but why? Why did our creator make us seekers of pleasure, comfort, and satisfaction? Did he or she want us to be happy in preparation for what death has in store for us? Maybe we want to be happy because it's in our nature. And suppose someone does find a way for us to live over 2000 years. Then people wouldn't have to worry about getting old for a while. But some people would get tired of life long before they reach 200, and some people won't get bored, like the simpler, less thoughtful, more ignorant people...But maybe one day those people would realize that there's only so much enjoyment you can get out of life.

People tend to believe that the purpose of life is to love. And because love brings us happiness, one might say that the purpose of life is to obtain happiness. Why though....? Obviously no one wants to be sad, depressed, and hateful. We're not inclined to be those things (at least I hope not).

Maybe the truth is that life really is meaningless. But our creator would rather we not know that. Maybe our creator cares deeply about our happiness and knows that the truth about life would devastate us and make us not want to live.

I want to know the truth about why we live, though. The whole truth. I keep feeling like our creator just dumped us here and invisibly watches us like we're some kind of experiment.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Well, happiness in some form is the only thing to look for when other people have fed you so much crap that they expect you to smile and be happy about it.

Evidence is this thread.
So to carry around all the crap is what some people really expect another person to do in the world, and if everyone did that, there would be no need to have any humans exist in this Universe.

This is because I have been fed more crap probably because I am older than you, and humans like to remind others of how much crap they have received in their life already.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
true happiness comes from making others happy.

that's all there is to it!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1521536


true happiness comes from making others happy.

that's all there is to it!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1521536


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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Joy and happiness are our natural states of being. We have been brainwashed into believing that we need "stuff" to attain those states. Nothing could be further from the truth. The more material things that one has, the more energy is required and wasted trying to hold onto these things. It's a vicious circle that cannot be won, yet we all long for it. Why? Brainwashing, plain and simple.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.

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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Justbecause ... Even if it is a server then you wouldnt want it bad.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
A little exercise would make me happy!
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Happiness is a warm cunt
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.

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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
I want to be happy because I have already thouroughly exausted the experience of being miserable.
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Quiet minds can not be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace like a clock ticking in a thunderstorm.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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Do not lose your inward peace for anything in the world, even if your whole world seems upset.

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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Well, you can't help being who you are, and I hate my existence. That's it. Nothing else.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
I rather want to be unhappy but living with heart, than to be happy but living without heart. And living with heart means to care more for the happiness of others than that of yourself.

Maybe I've gotten too used to living with lots of self-hate, but I'm sure that self-indulgence ins't the case, as some seem to help others just to feel better themselves, like donating to charity just to ease their own consciences.

So in short, I think it's more about giving than taking, happiness seems more like a consumer commodity while it's more like a mentality even in the most darkest of times. I never really gave a crap for the happiness that society portrayed, that one seems to be more aimed at profiting, especially from others.

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Because pain hurts...besides, being sad is a waste of time...
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Reading this great book - Geography of Bliss - the author, Eric Weiner, went around the world trying to identify what makes people happy in different countries. But he talks about the word 'happy' and how we don't have many words in English expressing the varying degrees of it. It's like either all or nothing. Unlike feelings of sadness - there are many different words to describe that state of mind.

Anyway . . . it's easier to achieve happiness if you don't have unrealistic expectations.

:dontworry:
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
Why do I want to be happy? Because it feels good man.
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Re: Why do you want to be happy?
As I get older, the things that bring me "happiness" become more and more scarce. Even GLP no longer does much for me and I'm not sure what I bother (habit I guess). I sometimes wish I was like other people who can still find simple pleasure such as who was picked in the NFL draft or what's on what reality tv show. I know a lot of you don't like being around other people, but I find that I'm most satisfied and happy when I'm doing work for others.

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