Do you beleive in sacrificing your hapiness for others?

United States
May 18, 2009 3:16pm CST
I went to the movies the other night with a few friends of mine, we had already decided on a movie to watch before we got there. However, once we got there, a few of us decided they wanted to see something else that I really didn't want to see. We talked about it for a minute when everyone turns to me and asks me what I want to do, which was stick to the plan. I thought about it for a second and decided to watch the other movie instead since the majority of the group wanted to see it. I thought about it later that night and wondered how many people would make the same decision. So how about it? Would you force yourself to do something you don't want to do so that others can be happy?
2 responses
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
18 May 09
I do it all the time. ( Ok, that's exaggerated but you get the point) When people, I sincerely like, have fun I don't mind sacrificing as long as it's not a sacrifice that's out of my bounds. It's a good characteristic as long as you stay assertive in case it's out of bounds or it will become annoying to you.
• United States
18 May 09
Thanks for the responses, you make some good points. It is normal to go with the majority of the group but I was just giving an example. Sometimes you might find yourself in situation where it's one person who wants or needs something, and in the end there is no gain for you other than the satisfaction that you helped someone out. Of course there would be a limit to this as well, I wouldn't allow people to use me or do anything that I wouldn't do normally. I just like making people happy to the best of my ability.
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
18 May 09
Well, majority rules, that is how our democracy system work. You can get away with it. You just need to abide by it, and never question about it. That is how democratic we are right now.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
18 May 09
I can't say I fully agree. For example when you would like to go to the movies but your friends want to bungeejump then how on earth can you be forced to go bungeejumping? I'm curious on your opinion in that case. ;)