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Happiness *is* an option.

It’s quite simple. Happy people have good habits that enhance their lives. They do things differently. Ask any happy person, and they will tell you that they …

1. Don’t hold grudges.

2. Treat everyone with kindness.

3. See problems as challenges.


4. Express gratitude for what they already have.

5. Dream big.

6. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

7. Speak well of others.

8. Never make excuses.

9. Get absorbed into the present.


10. Wake up at the same time every morning.

11. Avoid social comparison.

12. Choose friends wisely.

13. Never seek approval from others.

14. Take the time to listen.

15. Nurture social relationships.

16. Meditate.

17. Eat well.

18. Exercise.

19. Live minimally.

20. Tell the truth.

21. Establish personal control.

22. Accept what cannot be changed.

by Anonymousreply 2503/07/2013

Oh shut the fuck up, cuntface.

by Anonymousreply 103/06/2013

Yeah, people create their own world by paying attention to whatever they like, the good or the bad. Some call one delusion the other one depression.

by Anonymousreply 203/06/2013

My partner is one of these happy people, but when I asked him why, he didn't follow OP's list. His response?

"I have good health, I have you, and I make good money at a good job in a career I enjoy."

by Anonymousreply 303/06/2013

Did you publish this thread with your son?

by Anonymousreply 403/06/2013

Good list, I think.

by Anonymousreply 503/06/2013

OP you forgot one:

Smoke Copious amounts of pot.

by Anonymousreply 603/06/2013

Poor peoples rules.

by Anonymousreply 703/06/2013

Loretta looks like a witch.

Was she speaking in tongues OP?

by Anonymousreply 803/06/2013

[quote]Poor peoples rules.

I doubt someone who doesn't know how to use apostrophes properly is rich herself.

by Anonymousreply 903/06/2013


Happiness is a combination of being bigger and better than the next guy and being able to choose to do what we want to do in life.

by Anonymousreply 1003/06/2013

Win Oscar!

by Anonymousreply 1103/06/2013

Happiness *is* an option, or how to attract NPDs into your life.

by Anonymousreply 1203/06/2013

R3, but tell your boyfriend that he has to die into nothingness for eternity.

And if by slim chance not into nothingness for eternity, he still has to die.

See if that tempers his delight and enthusiasm.

by Anonymousreply 1303/06/2013

Greetings, friends. Do you wish to look as happy as me? Well, you've got the power inside you right now. So, use it, and send one dollar to Happy Dude, 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield. Don't delay, eternal happiness is just a dollar away.

by Anonymousreply 1403/06/2013

23. Be rich

24. Be good looking

25. Be lucky

by Anonymousreply 1503/06/2013

I do most of those and I'm happy but everyone here calls me a loser.

by Anonymousreply 1603/06/2013

I don't see "blonde" on the list. But otherwise you've nailed it.


by Anonymousreply 1703/06/2013

Good list!

I try to do those things, but I love to critique. That's it, critique.

Not being negative, just calling things as I see them.

I'm learning to only do that online. At work, I'll wait, until someone else starts the ball rolling.

by Anonymousreply 1803/07/2013

Oh, dear god, that list is exhausting... easier to settle for Moments of Joy than some elusive bliss. Just have fun.

by Anonymousreply 1903/07/2013

[quote]Happiness is a combination of being bigger and better than the next guy and being able to choose to do what we want to do in life.

Everybody has his or her own idea what makes one happy. Some need other people's misery and failure as ego booster and others don't care about others at all and enjoy the feeling of happiness based on pride about their own accomplishments.

by Anonymousreply 2003/07/2013

I don't know OP... For example the 1st one, I don't think many people would deliberately try to "hold grudges" but would that feeling just go away because you "choose" not to hold grudges? It's more about personality I think, rather than about "options".

by Anonymousreply 2103/07/2013

And there's a thin line between "holding grudges" and "learning lessons". I'm not sure a long memory is a bad thing.

by Anonymousreply 2203/07/2013

Maybe the first one should read something like; Avenge yourself, get even.

by Anonymousreply 2303/07/2013

Continue from R15:

26. Be young

27. Be muscular

28. Have a big dick

by Anonymousreply 2403/07/2013

"There is no happiness; there are moments of happiness."

by Anonymousreply 2503/07/2013
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