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Post Reply Do you believe happiness is a choice?
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Posted 8/31/15
Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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Explain your opinion in great detail.

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Posted 8/31/15 , edited 9/1/15
Man if only those starving kids getting married off to strangers and raped would choose to be happy. I wouldn't' have to deal with those really off putting charity adverts on tv.
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haikinka wrote:

Man if only those starving kids getting married off to strangers and raped would choose to be happy. I wouldn't' have to deal with those really off putting charity adverts on tv.


Oh.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


haikinka wrote:

Man if only those starving kids getting married off to strangers and raped would choose to be happy. I wouldn't' have to deal with those really off putting charity adverts on tv.


Oh.


I would say it depends on the circumstances.
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jtjumper wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


haikinka wrote:

Man if only those starving kids getting married off to strangers and raped would choose to be happy. I wouldn't' have to deal with those really off putting charity adverts on tv.


Oh.


I would say it depends on the circumstances.


I guess so.
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I would say yes, every time.

There are people who have almost nothing material to their name and yet they choose happiness.

You can always choose how you react to things. Being sad or frustrated is also a choice.
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YayForKittens wrote:

I would say yes, every time.

There are people who have almost nothing material to their name and yet they choose happiness.

You can always choose how you react to things. Being sad or frustrated is also a choice.


Makes sense.
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YayForKittens wrote:

I would say yes, every time.

There are people who have almost nothing material to their name and yet they choose happiness.

You can always choose how you react to things. Being sad or frustrated is also a choice.


I would agree with this!
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YayForKittens wrote:

I would say yes, every time.

There are people who have almost nothing material to their name and yet they choose happiness.

You can always choose how you react to things. Being sad or frustrated is also a choice.


Same.

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I honestly don't know because every time I would be happy or close to it something or someone always takes that away from me
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Not exactly if you have like, inherent depression, I mean, not to say you can't overcome it, but it makes being happy difficult.
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No. Anyone who says it's a choice is stupid.
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Buckerss wrote:

No. Anyone who says it's a choice is stupid.


Alright then.
Posted 9/1/15 , edited 9/1/15
I don't think happiness is a choice.

I know everything is on your mind but you would have to work really hard to feel happiness when someone dear to you dies or when your stuff was stolen, or when you lose your home or when your kids have nothing to eat etc. Being optimistic is not the same as being happy. When confronted with a problem, I try to be optimistic and not let it bother me but it doesn't make me feel happy, it's more like resignation.

For me, happiness is like love. You can't help who you fall in love with and you can't help when to feel happy. Different people, different strokes.


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Posted 9/1/15 , edited 9/1/15
It's not something you decide. In order for you to be happy, certain conditions have to be met. One can be optimistic all they want, if the circumstances are bad, it won't make you happy.

haikinka has a point there.
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