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Old 07-24-2019, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Ha...Finnish people were pretty happy.

What percentage are you?
If you want to say why...go for it? If you aren't happy, but at peace...comment on that, too.
Thanks
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:31 AM
 
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Not sure what show you're referring to or what the criteria is but I wouldn't say I'm happy. I only experience happiness as brief and transients episodes when something special occurs. For the most part I'm simply content, even in my depression. I don't think I need to be happy to have a meaningful and fulfilled life. There are other 'fathomless reaches' to aspire to.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:16 AM
 
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Ha...Finnish people were pretty happy.

What percentage are you?
If you want to say why...go for it? If you aren't happy, but at peace...comment on that, too.
Thanks
My three month running average of happiness is 89.4%.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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My three month running average of happiness is 89.4%.
That's what I'm lookin for! Thanks
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Oh boy..maybe this question is too confronting.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:04 PM
 
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Oh boy..maybe this question is too confronting.
Just out of curiosity, to which TV program were you referring?
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:12 PM
 
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Most happiness is a temporary emotion based on an event or perhaps looking forward to an upcoming event.

Contentment is much longer lasting and valuable.

I am content the majority of the time.
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:18 PM
 
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I'd say my running average is 75% to 90%. Life is pretty good.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Ha...Finnish people were pretty happy.

Really? I thought they had a pretty high suicide rate there. well, maybe knowing they can end it all makes them happy.

I'm pretty happy, I guess. I've got my health and I can start taking full Social Security within a decade. House will be paid off in 5. One kid graduated from college, the other is a senior and wants to go to medical school. Our 2005 Explorer only needed a $600 part instead of a new transmission. So yeah. Pretty happy. Let's say 85%.
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Miserable right now. This is actually one of the worst times of my entire life. Stuck living in Oklahoma where I absolutely hate it. I'm stuck in a dead-end call center job. I'm 12 years out of college and approaching my mid thirties and I feel like I've not really been able to live my own life because of constant pressure and manipulation by my fundamentalist Christian parents. I've not been able to focus on building my career because all of my mental energy has been focused towards family stuff and coming to terms with religion and my sexuality. I'm just so sick of dealing with this and am ready to move on, but I cannot yet. I'm sick of having to wait to get my life started.
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