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Old 10-05-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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Alright guys, I'm definitely not another John1960 (sorry John!) but I found attached article very interesting and worth sharing with all of you.

Don't Worry: Happiness Levels Not Set in Stone - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101004/sc_livescience/dontworryhappinesslevelsnotsetinstone - broken link)
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Alright guys, I'm definitely not another John1960 (sorry John!) but I found attached article very interesting and worth sharing with all of you.

Don't Worry: Happiness Levels Not Set in Stone - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101004/sc_livescience/dontworryhappinesslevelsnotsetinstone - broken link)
Yey, I just got some good news and now there's hope for happiness, too! The day started out great! Thanks.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Yey, I just got some good news and now there's hope for happiness, too! The day started out great! Thanks.

woo hoo - so glad for you!
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Alright guys, I'm definitely not another John1960 (sorry John!) but I found attached article very interesting and worth sharing with all of you.

Don't Worry: Happiness Levels Not Set in Stone - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101004/sc_livescience/dontworryhappinesslevelsnotsetinstone - broken link)

"happiness isn't predetermined by genes or personality."

So what contributed to long-term happiness? The researchers found several correlations between life choices and life satisfaction:
  • Marry well
  • Focus on the family
  • Go to church.
  • Work, but not too much (or too little
  • Get social, and get moving
This isn't news to some of us!
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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woo hoo - so glad for you!
I kind of got up motivated even before that. I had no other plans and took a week off intending to put my house in better order (I mean those pesky things behind closed doors, cabinets, and drawers) and add/upgrade a few things. It may not be the most exciting "vacation," but it'll make me quite happy if I do it. I agree with Feng Shui that clutter gets on your nerves even if it's not visible constantly. At least it gets on mine 'cause I KNOW it's there.

Even though I'm trying to migrate all my cluttered e-mail to the new machine I intend to buy, it could be a better idea not to... Same goes for the Favorites. Once my PC crashed to a point of losing the existing e-mail and I lived! I look at my e-mails as a diary and have this awful habit of referring to past pain... A good cleaning in this department may be beneficial and adding to happiness as well.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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I see the article as more of a reminder to all of us, and not necessarily news. I'm not a church goer but I have always known that my religious faith is what keeps me sane, happy, strong, and satisfied.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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"happiness isn't predetermined by genes or personality."

So what contributed to long-term happiness? The researchers found several correlations between life choices and life satisfaction:
  • Marry well
  • Focus on the family
  • Go to church.
  • Work, but not too much (or too little
  • Get social, and get moving
This isn't news to some of us!

#3 can be painful if the preacher is boring.......
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: colorado
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Thanks for the info.. Everyone should be happy
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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I kind of got up motivated even before that. I had no other plans and took a week off intending to put my house in better order (I mean those pesky things behind closed doors, cabinets, and drawers) and add/upgrade a few things. It may not be the most exciting "vacation," but it'll make me quite happy if I do it. I agree with Feng Shui that clutter gets on your nerves even if it's not visible constantly. At least it gets on mine 'cause I KNOW it's there.

Even though I'm trying to migrate all my cluttered e-mail to the new machine I intend to buy, it could be a better idea not to... Same goes for the Favorites. Once my PC crashed to a point of losing the existing e-mail and I lived! I look at my e-mails as a diary and have this awful habit of referring to past pain... A good cleaning in this department may be beneficial and adding to happiness as well.
Well then stop kidnapping all those strapping young guys and bringing them home with you.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Well then stop kidnapping all those strapping young guys and bringing them home with you.
Wish I were doing at least that! Unfortunately, I've no excuse other than laziness and wasting time online. Of course, part of the lack of motivation IS the lack of other excitement...
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