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What is happiness??

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What is happiness??

Postby mluther746 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:42 am

Hi Friends.

"Happiness is one of the things we never get enough of, no matter how much we have and no matter what definition we give it."

I never heard anybody pretending being happy an entire life. Moments yes, but not a lifetime. Perhaps that’s because happiness is such an intense feeling that no human body can sustain it for so long.

Please share your opinion.
Thanks.
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby narcoleptish » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:51 am

mluther746 wrote: Please share your opinion.


This is where you will run into problems. If you state something, but can not then back it up with a link to an academic study or a published paper, stating the same, then it will carry no more weight than a wet paper bag. It has to come from an "educated" source.

That being said, I'm happy most of the time. I attribute that mostly to working for myself and having a longtime GF who does not feed on conflict and drama.

I don't really care if you're sheppy or not, at least someone's posting.
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby Peanutbutter » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:47 am

Like that neo-con apologist once stated a long time ago, "Happiness is a warm gun."
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby boston_jeff » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:42 pm

This book is as good a treatment as any:
http://www.happinesshypothesis.com/
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:13 pm

...a warm gun....


Actually, a manner of traveling, rather than a destination.
Ever notice, when you got to the destination, you got to
thinking about what's next?
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby butters » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:21 am

When the phone isn't ringing.
When the phone is ringing.
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:44 pm

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Re: What is happiness??

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:54 pm

Image

"To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you. To hear the lamentations of their women."
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby Nick1254367 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:39 am

By asking "what is happiness" you ask a very good question. Recently I had my own shot at defining happiness, which aims to be more “scientific” and “objective” (as much as this is possible for a subjective feeling such as happiness):

“A person can be considered to have experienced a “happy” moment if the person chooses to re-live it as an end in itself if offered at no cost.”

For the detailed derivation of this conclusion please have a look at <a href=" http://www.spreadinghappiness.org/2009/ ... happiness/"> What is happiness? </a>; What do you think about this definition?

Thank you,

Nick
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby Bwis53 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:11 am

Remember that movie: The Meaning of Life ?

And I think Man's Will Toward Meaning is damn good.
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby Madsci » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:42 pm

Barley Wine in the cellar and still sober enough to post but not to drive.
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Re: What is happiness??

Postby Bwis53 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:16 pm

Happiness is: Sending a corporation an email, voicemail and snailmail and getting a call from the snail!
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