Are you happy with your life, or do you wish you could change something?

United States
August 2, 2007 12:44pm CST
I am completelly happy with my life. I haven't always been though, for a truth of mine, I have attempted suicide. Fortunetelly I survived. Since then, I realized how precious life really is. I love my life just the way it is. Even if I'm not as pretty as I'd like to be. I've not got enough money as I'd like to have (I'm in debt with doctor bills, and live paycheck to paycheck). I drink too much on a bad liver (people judge me for it). I smoke to many cigarettes (quitting is so damn hard!) I have enemies. My car is always breaking down! But, throughout it all, I still am just sooo happy to be alive! I love my life. So, be truthful people, do you love your life just the way it is? Or do you wish you could change it, or perhaps have someone elses life? Why would you say that? Tell all!
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20 responses
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
2 Aug 07
whenever i feel like I hate my life, I just think about the people who have no money, no future, have been abused, are judged, have no future and then I feel happy to be me. There is always someone worse of than you, just remember that.
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• United States
3 Aug 07
Yes, no matter how many times I have been through tough times in my life (being poor, abused, traumatized) I still think to myself, it could be worse! I will always remember that. Thank you for the response.
@jon_liu (27)
• China
3 Aug 07
we have some trouble to us when we live on the world,but we must conquer the trouble.Congratulating to you.you are living,and i think that you are happier and happier in the future.
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Oh yeah very well said.Dont focus on the problems but rather on the goals and rewards
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
I'm glad you've learned to appreciate life more. For me more wealth would be nice. That way I could do whatever I want, go wherever I want, buy whatever I want, whenever I want. Other than that I can also say that I'm quite happy with my life, especially if I count my blessings. We have a house, a car, food to eat, and a family where everyone's doing okay.
• United States
3 Aug 07
You say, "We have a house, a car, food to eat, and a family where everyone's doing okay," and that is exactly what I'm saying! I think this is a great response. You should always be happy with what you have, even if you could have more, be happy with what you have! Life life to it's fullest each day. I love this response, you get a big + Have a nice day.
• India
3 Aug 07
I agree with your statements.See no one in the world is fully happy.They have their own problems internally but from outside they laugh and pretend to live happy.If you think i am unhappy you cant do anything and if you feel i am better than other people than to some extent you feel better.If you feel unhappy you go into a depressed state and you cant do anything what you want.So,try to keep yourself happy and do good things.
• United States
3 Aug 07
"See no one in the world is fully happy.They have their own problems internally but from outside they laugh and pretend to live happy." Why do you say that? See, I am fully happy! I love my life just the way it is, even though things don't go like I'd exspect, or I have had my share of hardships, I am still completelly happy with my life. I have a wonderful family, a home, and all my neccessities, what more could I ask for.
@mymytri (2032)
• India
3 Aug 07
Oh jennifer!Ofcourse ..am so happy with my life and i dont wish to change anything personally.I am glad to say that i dont have any regrets in my life and almost all gone and going fine with good family,nice business , lots freinds and well wishers.Some fo my relatives jealous about me and i can see that in their talks.But i dont care about them.I wish if any thing i wanna change,just want to turn those relatives as my well wishers.Thats it and thanks
• United States
3 Aug 07
I'm so glad that it sounds as you are just as happy with your life as I am with mine. Life is precious, we should make the most of it, live each day to it's fullest, and just be happy, no matter how many bad things have confronted us. Because trust me, I have had a lot of hardships in my life, but I'm still happy. Thanks for the response.
@kc4144 (34)
• Mexico
2 Aug 07
Well, actually i´m happy with the things I have but sometimes I feel like a hole in my chest because I made a wrong choice and now I want to return to that moment to heal it but it is too late, then I try to live my life and enjoy every moment trying not to remember all the time, because If i do that I´m loosing all the thing that I have with me on this moment, them, things always happens for some reason and you must understand it. And I´m not talking about a girl, I`m talking about a job on a producer house that I left. : (
• United States
3 Aug 07
Yes, worries about previous bad happenings sure can bring you down. I am quite guily of such things. But then I think to myself, look at me now! I'm a great person (at least I like to think I am!), I have a great husband and two wonderful children, and I'm happy!
@pendragon (3352)
• United States
2 Aug 07
I have a great life now, it finally became great not so very long ago. I would change our living arrangement, be alone with my gf and have a good room for my 16 yr old to come over and crash in. I would also scrape 5 people out of our lives, for past and present felonies gaainst our peace of mind.
• United States
3 Aug 07
I'm glad to hear your life is going great! Life is always what you make it. Live life everyday to it's fullest, and life will be great!
• United States
2 Aug 07
you're getting pretty deep now jennifer. lol. but to answer your question honestly, no, i am not happy with my life right now. i am content with it, can live with i, but there are things that i know could be different if i altered my way of living. and i don't really know for sure if it would be worth the trade off. i may soon find out, as there is a chance to begin a career for myself. and the decision has pretty much been made, i just need to hear the offer. will my life be happier if i am financially secure, possibility of health insurance, but not able to "relax" to my liking? i do not know. but it could be time for a change. nice topic,jennifer. thank you.
• United States
3 Aug 07
Am I too deep today? He he:D I've come to realize that no matter how tough life gets, we should always be happy with what we have. Because trust me, life hasn't been easy on me, but without all the bad events, I wouldn't be as strong as I am today.
• United States
2 Aug 07
Your know, this is a really though question. I'm fairly happy with my life, I wouldn't say completly, but for the most part. I just changed jobs to do something I love and we moved to a nice big old house with a few acres, which we have always wanted, so I think we are finally on the right path. I don't think I would change anything even if I could, because that would change who I am. Although looking back there are people that I hurt that I wish I could take back, but all I can do is ask their forgiveness.
• United States
3 Aug 07
I'm happy for you acheiving your goals. You are right, if you changed anything in your life, you wouldn't be you. Thanks for the response.
@micaella (396)
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
As a wife and mother now,I love my life more than before, but i am still hping i could do something more good for my family especially for my kids.... I could i still do more for my dear ones!
• United States
3 Aug 07
I bet you do the best you can for your family, and that is all that matters. Nobody is perfect in life, we should just accept it and be happy with our lives. I too think I could do some improvements in my life, but I'm still content with who I am, and I love life, even if I'm not perfect.
@tomysole (457)
• United States
2 Aug 07
I wish I would have chosen a career path a long time ago. I wish I would have been more focused and had my future set. I way too wishy washy and have lost lots of time debating what I want to do with my life. Wish I would have chosen something to focus on a long time ago. I could of been a Contenda!
• United States
3 Aug 07
I think life is full of too many wishes. We should all be happy with what we have and live each day to the fullest. I once to had too many wishes, and then I realized, I am me, and I should be happy with me. Thank you for the response.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
3 Aug 07
I think that there is not one sincere person on this planet that wouldn't change anything at all in their lives. We all want some things to change, or at least we would like them too. Obviously if you're happy with your life those things won't be that essential, nor they will affect your life that much, but some people really wish their lives were totally different. I personally wish that some things were different of course. I'd like to change certain circumstances that exist right now, but it's not in my hands so i smile at what every day brings, or at least I try to.
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Me i am even if i am kinda dissastified with my life since i dont have a girlfriend, no money, have more enemies than loved ones and being pushed around by fateful circumstances a lot and not being able to live it much fully but hell, i think im better than the rest in terms of life because i am driven by both ambition and desire, which is what most people dont have.They idly sit seeing their good lives but there is no challenge and fun to it since they live on a daily basis only unlike me who always seeks better opportunities
@onlinebiz (119)
• Singapore
3 Aug 07
Well, I am not so happy with my life cos money is always in the centre of attention and always in control of my financial situation! I want the whole thing to be reversed and let me have control instead! I want to have the authority over money!! Regards, Adrienne http://www.e-marketinghub.com http://www.e-marketing-systems.com
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
3 Aug 07
I think that you know, this is a really though question. I am fairly happy with my life, I would not say completly, but for the most part. I just changed jobs to do something I love and we stay in a nice small old house with a few acres, which we have always wanted, so I think we are finally on the right path. I do think that I would change something even if I could, because that would change who am I , Although looking back there are people that I hurt that I wish I could take back, but all I can do is ask their forgiveness. I live with my wife and three children,one son and two daughter,this cause make me happy in my life.
@suman76 (648)
• India
3 Aug 07
If I could change in my life to change the environment of my building where I live. Nobody talk us because they jealous us. So I wanted to change the people who hates others
@BlueAngelRS (2900)
• Canada
3 Aug 07
I am happy with my life despite that I'm grieving right now..I too almost lost my life and I have realized that I used to get upset for the most stupid reasons at people life it too short I've learned to take things for granted... I have had a low self esteem of myself but I have learn to be who I am and if others don't like it oh well I know I'm a caring person and am there for friends and family.. There may be some things I wish I could change or go back and try again...But I've learnt from the mistakes of them too..
@meenneixz (668)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
i am totally happy in my life. Even i have a lot of problems, financially and mentally but still im grateful that god dont stop give me some blessing in my life. he always lead my way in a good, he always in my side. I dont have a lot of money but i have a lots of friends thats why my life so blessed. i try to do my best so that my future will be nice as what my dream are.
@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Yes, I am happy with my life. I may not be financially stable but at least I am employed and I have source of living. If you have initiative, work hard there's no need to worry everyday. I am in good health. I am very grateful to have this kind of life copmared to those who are starving, suffering from different diseases. Be content of what you have.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
I'm really happy with my life. I wouldn't change anything. I don't want to regret anything because I gave lots of thought in every decisions I made. And in every decisions, I choose whatever would make me happy. I wouldn't meet the people that became part of my life if I would live my life differently.