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Old 02-28-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Austin
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So - do you like making other people happy?
Only if they have a good heart and they enjoy making me happy, too.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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I like making other people happy.

I love to encourage, help, and do things for others.

I won't let anyone use me, though.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I don't feel it's my responsibility to make others happy, but it makes me feel happy too, so I don't see why anyone would not want to make others happy, without going to ridiculous extremes. Something as a simple smile, or hello, or a thoughtful little something goes a long way...
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:42 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Only if they have a good heart and they enjoy making me happy, too.
Sometimes it's most satisfying when you make someone who seems miserable and bitter happy and it makes them a better person.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:42 PM
 
Location: southern california
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no i dont. its a full time job and i have failed so many times at it.
i dont even make myself happy.
its like trying to fill the ocean with sand dollars.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I think for the most part (besides so many people on CD) you will see many random acts of kindness, much more than people mistreating others. When I find myself in a bind and I'm in public, I am always helped by people. I don't know why so many people on here have such a negative view of the people around them, I do whatever I can for everyone I see and I feel that for the most part there will always be someone to help me when I am in need also.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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It's a simple question. Do you like making other people happy? It seems that many people on here are so hung up on what others are doing or not doing for them. People scream "entitlement" constantly! "She thinks she's entitled to a good looking guy who makes a lot of money and treats her well when really she should settle for me!" "He thinks he's entitled to a hot wife you dotes on him when really he should settle for me!" People fight about who puts how much effort into dating and romancing. People fight about which gender looks better or acts better or does more... But I look at my own life - and I feel soooooo lucky - and I realize that none of these things ever come up in my life. And I wonder if it's partly because I like making other people happy. I honestly do. It's not a chore. I don't bemoan the fact that I have to dress up for someone or cook for someone or take care of someone. I enjoy it. I like having my friends and neighbors over for dinner. I like throwing parties. I like taking care of my husband. I like taking care of my dog. I like taking care of my baby. I like making other people HAPPY! It makes me feel good!
So - do you like making other people happy?
My philosophy is that if someone is a miserable wretch, there's nothing I can do to make him or her happy. True happiness comes from within.

However, I do like to give people a boost when they're being too hard on themselves or need encouragement.

"Yzette, YOU?"

I heard that.

No, really. I like being an ear for my friends and being there for them to bounce their thoughts off of. My friends are generally not pity-party types, so when they are blue, it's usually something really weighing on them and not that the store didn't have the desired Louboutins in the right size or something like that.

And I like bringing a little bit of beauty into people's lives. I'm forever posting nature videos to my FB, usually something that makes people stop for a second.

But my real M.O. is more to make people laugh. If I can crack someone up, I've done my good deed for the day.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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I think for the most part (besides so many people on CD) you will see many random acts of kindness, much more than people mistreating others. When I find myself in a bind and I'm in public, I am always helped by people. I don't know why so many people on here have such a negative view of the people around them, I do whatever I can for everyone I see and I feel that for the most part there will always be someone to help me when I am in need also.
One of my most poignant memories is this -
When I had been living in New York for a year or two - I got a job doing a show in PA. To get there, I had to take a bus from Penn Station. I was going to be gone for a couple months so I had a big suitcase, a back pack, and a duffle bag (after 2 more tours and lots of traveling, I've since learned to travel much lighter!) and I was having a really hard time with all my crap. I wasn't sure which terminal my bus was leaving out of and I guessed wrong. So I had to lug all my crap up and down an escalator and across a walkway to the other building. Well, I was having such a hard time that I was ready to cry! As I was getting on the escalator, this guy comes up to me and grabs my stuff for me. I was thrilled! "Thank you so much!" I said. He said, "Oh, I'm not doing this for free." Well, at that point in time I was so tired and frustrated that it was worth a few bucks for the help so I didn't mind. We get to the line where I buy my ticket and I realize that I only have one single and then a 20 dollar bill. We were literally right across the way from a kiosk so I told him, "I want to give you $10 but I only have a 20. There is a kiosk right there and I trust you to get change and bring me back a ten. Thank you!" And he walked right out of the building while I stood there like the little idiot that I was. And like the little idiot I was - I kept looking after him like maybe he decided to go to a kiosk that I couldn't see and would come back with my change. The guy ahead of me in line said, "I'm sorry, miss, but I saw him walk out of the building." And I told him how dumb I was and that it was okay. Anyway, after that guy bought his ticket - he came back to me, gave me a twenty, and said, "That shouldn't happen to you. Have a nice day!"

This is one of my favorite memories. Just when I had lost faith in humanity - this guy steps in and gives it right back to me. Whenever someone is awful to me or when something bad happens - I remember that guy. I hope that someone stranger has some memory of me like that, too! But more than likely, some stranger has a memory of me in which I'm that idiot waiting for the bum to come back with my change!
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:24 PM
 
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I like to make people miserable..to make them regret their everyday existence everyday whenever I make my presence known around them. :I

Joking ;p, i enjoy making people feel pretty good about themselves and i tend to be overly positive about things. I just like to see the good things in life than focus on the negative aspects. ;p
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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So - do you like making other people happy?
Yes. But I'm not going to exert any extra effort, time, or resources to do it.

[they'll have to be happy with Lazy Mike's Method]
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