Are you happy and contented with your life?

Philippines
September 1, 2008 8:50pm CST
I honestly would like to know if you guys are happy and contented with your life. Personally, I'm not so happy with mine. I feel that there's alot missing and I'm trying so hard to be happy but still im not. Please be honest with your answers.
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@ISN777 (9)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
Well from a range of 1 to 10 and 10 being the highest, I would say an 8. Happiness and contentment is all in our head. Emotions or feelings of being happy or contented can be controlled with our minds. If we make ourselves believe that we are, then we will be. I was once told that the strongest part of the human anatomy is the brain because it controls everything. It tells our body parts what to do and our emotions how to feel. If we convince ourself to feel a certain emotion and really internalize it or really live it, then that is where we will be.
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@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
Very well said or shall I say written ISN777. Happiness and contentment is all up to us. It is a matter of control and a matter of maturity. There are people out there who easily are affected by others. Sometimes they rely on others to be happy. Of course our feelings are affected by the people that sorrounds us but the point is happiness can start from within us. If we are content then surely we will be happy. Best to you!
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Your words are really very enlightening. You're right having positive thoughts make a person happy. It reflects on his life. If you feel like crap and you always have negative thoughts, surely your life will be crap. I've been depressed lately but im trying to think happy thoughts and i count all my blessings because i know that compared to others, im still very lucky in life.
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
ganda8831. Sadness never last unless you want it too. It is but normal that we experience sadness once in a while in our lives. I believe it is also best to experience it so as to appreciate the happy moment of our lives. Let's be thankful that we feel pain which would also mean that we are still very much alive. You are right in thinking happy thoughts to lift yourself up. Remember that nothing lasts forever. I am also pretty sure that you can surpass it. I believe in the song of Gary V. "Take me out of the dark", I think is the title especially on the line, "He won't give us what we can't bear...". Just pray and lift it up to Him, you will be surprised by the strength that you have inside you. Sometimes with all the pain and hurt or sorrow we carry, we think that the weight of the world is in our shoulder and that our life has ended. These are all emotions that we can control. Yes, it hurts but remember today's hurt will be tomorrow's past. Cry your heart out until you have no more tears then pick up the pieces of your life and move on. It is not important how many times you stumble but that after each fall, you have risen up. Tomorrow is another day and the power to start over and amend the mistake is in your hand. Learn from it and be stronger. Do not dwell in the past for it will never come back. Gather strength in the love of God when you are at your weakest. Take refuge in the support of your friends and your family. Continue counting your blessings and realize that there are more people who are less fortunate than you and that no matter how hard they try, they never can escape the difficult life they have now. I hope you will feel better pretty soon my friend.
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I can't say that I am. Just in being myself, basically nobody likes me. It's me against the world. And the only person who I can truly say I love pretty much doesn't like me right now, and I'm working on that. But I really just don't get how people work. I'd be happy if only there weren't any other people.
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
Let me say that "No man is an island". Did you see the movie the last man standing or something? It is a bit lonely, don't you think? Maybe you should not care what other people thinks about you. Maybe you should try to love yourself more and believe in yourself. I bet you are a pretty nice person inside. Just let it out and be yourself no matter what. Think of positive things. Maybe other people are better than you in some ways but you are better than them in other ways too. Nobody is perfect. If you think you have flaws, everyone has them too. They just do not dwell on it and instead focuses their energy on their strengths. And oh about the person you love not liking you, your happiness does not depend on that person but on you liking yourself. That person will realize that not liking you is a negative energy and a waste of time because he or she will never find someone like you. So cheer up. There is more to life than that person.
@shana123 (2096)
• India
3 Oct 08
No man can have all things he wants in his life , even if we are getting what all we want we will not come to a state that its enough for us to live with , even when we are happy we feel something missing , so its like we always end up by saying this is not there , that is not there lol, some have problems in their which they themselves have created it :) .Even i dont get all what i want but then if i keep on worrying how can i live happily i have crossed 20 years now , only few years left may be 40 years ( who knows when is my end) to go on or less than that, so one life i have to be happy so im enjoying it :)