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is happiness a choice?

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i think it isnt a choice sometimes because you cant control your emotions sometimes

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Jun 12, 2014

If people could just enjoy the moments of happiness they achieve instead of expecting it to be a constant state of being, they'd be, dare I say, happier.

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Jun 12, 2014

Hermaeus_Moron wrote:

If people could just enjoy the moments of happiness they achieve instead of expecting it to be a constant state of being, they'd be, dare I say, happier.


With all the Prozac and Abilify in this world, there's no reason why we all shouldn't live in a proverbial state of bliss.  

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Jun 13, 2014

shadoefax wrote:

Hermaeus_Moron wrote:

If people could just enjoy the moments of happiness they achieve instead of expecting it to be a constant state of being, they'd be, dare I say, happier.


With all the Prozac and Abilify in this world, there's no reason why we all shouldn't live in a proverbial state of bliss.  


Nah, we'd just get bitter wondering if the next guy was more blissful than we were.

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Jun 13, 2014

I remember watching a movie with some pretty interesting figures. The difference in happiness between the middle class and the richest people is none or very, very minimal. While some poor people in India showed more happiness than your average teenager here in the U.S. Happiness, for the most part, is a choice, people here in the states expect this constant flow of attention for good looks or reaching average goals, and instant gratification from every product, and if they don't get it, they throw a fit on the internet. 


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Jun 13, 2014

some decisions you make can lead to you being happy or not so it kinda is up to the person themself if they will be happy or not


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Jun 13, 2014

Perpetual happiness does not exist.

 

Sometimes we cannot be happy.

 

However, When I'm not feeling to good, and I go for a run, it makes me happy.

 

So in that sense, it might be a choice.

 

When I better understood the anatomy of happiness, I realize it is somewhat controllable.

 

It takes work, but you gotta release them endorphins.

 

I used to smoke herb to be happy, and I gotta admit, I wasn't sad much.

 

But since I quit, I've realized that normal is OK. And happiness can come when you earn it. 

 

Also sometimes, you just gotta quit buggin out and decide to be happy.

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Jun 13, 2014
I am not sure if happiness is a choice, but it is a state of mind.

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Jun 13, 2014

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Jun 13, 2014

Not for emo nerds

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