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Old 02-22-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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I just ran across this and thought it would be nice to share.


5 Things That Will Make You Happier - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100222/sc_livescience/5thingsthatwillmakeyouhappier - broken link)
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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I think one of the most important keys to happiness is taking responsibility for your own actions. When you control your own fate, you'll find it's easier to do what will lead you down the right path.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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I think one of the most important keys to happiness is taking responsibility for your own actions. When you control your own fate, you'll find it's easier to do what will lead you down the right path.
I agree wholeheartedly! I have also found that when I stopped trying to have too much control I was much happier...
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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Such BS...

1. Be grateful

Yahh, let's see...we are born and will suffer and die, as those are the only two guarantees to human life: suffering and dying. For everyone one person there is to feel grateful towards, there are ten who have used as and would not cross the street to urinate on us if we were on fire.

2. Be optimistic

Yahh, okay, be optimistic about the future. One might as well be on Acid, because it is an equally delusional state of being.

Ever hear of "Peak Oil"? It's happening sooner than we thought:
Peak oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

or over population?

Overpopulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

or the ever popular Global Warming? And please, don't feed me that "switch to hybrid vehicles" crap! The CO2 is already in the atmosphere and will be there for at least fifty years. It's too late, we are finished...as is most of the animal life on Earth:
Holocene extinction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Plenty to be "optimistic" about.

3. Count your blessings

What, the lack of clean air, the total isolation people have in the modern age, the diseases, the crime, and that little painful condition we call "life" that is nothing but pain until we die? Yes, let me count how "blessed" all that is...


4. Use your strengths

Some of us don't have any. I guess that is another "blessing" to count I guess.

5. Commit acts of kindness

Okay, at least that makes sense. One out of five aint bad, I suppose. Life is pain and miserable, but it can't hurt to make it a little less miserable for someone. That usually does bring a smile to my face.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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It's a focus thing.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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Such BS...

1. Be grateful

Yahh, let's see...we are born and will suffer and die, as those are the only two guarantees to human life: suffering and dying. For everyone one person there is to feel grateful towards, there are ten who have used as and would not cross the street to urinate on us if we were on fire.

2. Be optimistic

Yahh, okay, be optimistic about the future. One might as well be on Acid, because it is an equally delusional state of being.

Ever hear of "Peak Oil"? It's happening sooner than we thought:
Peak oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

or over population?

Overpopulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

or the ever popular Global Warming? And please, don't feed me that "switch to hybrid vehicles" crap! The CO2 is already in the atmosphere and will be there for at least fifty years. It's too late, we are finished...as is most of the animal life on Earth:
Holocene extinction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Plenty to be "optimistic" about.

3. Count your blessings

What, the lack of clean air, the total isolation people have in the modern age, the diseases, the crime, and that little painful condition we call "life" that is nothing but pain until we die? Yes, let me count how "blessed" all that is...


4. Use your strengths

Some of us don't have any. I guess that is another "blessing" to count I guess.
You need to read this and seek professional help for your negativity, anger and hostility:

Pessimism And Negativity | LIVESTRONG.COM (http://www.livestrong.com/article/14751-pessimism-and-negativity/ - broken link)
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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You need to read this and seek professional help for your negativity, anger and hostility:

Pessimism And Negativity | LIVESTRONG.COM (http://www.livestrong.com/article/14751-pessimism-and-negativity/ - broken link)
He knows exactly what he's doing. He needs help for the fact that he actually enjoys doing this.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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He knows exactly what he's doing. He needs help for the fact that he actually enjoys doing this.
That's equally sick
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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You need to read this and seek professional help for your negativity, anger and hostility:

Pessimism And Negativity | LIVESTRONG.COM (http://www.livestrong.com/article/14751-pessimism-and-negativity/ - broken link)

I am not pessimist or negative: I am realistic.
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