How can you still enjoy life when you are full of unhappiness ?

Hong Kong
July 27, 2010 11:32am CST
We all want to enjoy our life but life is not that simple to many people.I f you were born in a happy and caring family,it is truely a blessing from God.Look around different corner of the world and you will understand that there are always full of unhappy people around.people who are living under the poverty line and in a terribe family background can hardly smile in their life.It is because suffering and hurt will always be with them and keep on disturbing their life.If living in such an situation,it is going to be hard to enjoy life.What is your opinion if you are living a life like that,can you still enjoy life? Share with us.
19 responses
• United States
27 Jul 10
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. You may be living in a the most horrible of conditions but there is always a way to enjoy life. Each person has been given an imagination and can use it at any time. Through imagination some of the most incredible breakthroughs have been discovered. It's not what you have in your life that makes it special, it's how much you value your life.
• United States
27 Jul 10
I just wanted to tell you that your incredibly intelligent and I needed to read your words today so thank you
• United States
28 Jul 10
You're welcome lilangelspreschool, I'm glad a could help. Have a nice day.
@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I just wanna share something about my experience in the slums last year. I lived in the slums for the experience and it was really something that changed my perspective about them. Yes they are in poverty, their houses are all cranked up (I don't wanna call it dirty but its not as clean either) , they steal things from their neighbors and I actually experienced having my phone stolen. They may seem unhappy for us privileged but its actually their situation that makes us think that they're unhappy because from what I experienced, they smile a lot. They are still happy. They may not have all the material things that they want but they settle with the little things they have. Yes they do dream of big things but since reality is way opposite than what they dream of, they just really settle. And mind you, they still smile no matter how poor they are. I can fairly say that people can still enjoy their lives no matter how unhappy things in life seem to be. Even for the privileged, no matter how full of unhappiness one is feeling, you only have one life to live; So let's enjoy and appreciate it. Best of luck to you.
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
Thank you for sharing as well. It it so nice and overwhelming to hear stories such as yours who grew up very simply and so hard as well but as long as you work hard and do good, then the possibility of you being successful is bigger. I just wanna point this out ptower76, I haven't been in the States so I only see pictures of your place. I just think that there is a very huge difference of the poverty here in the Philippines. Please do check pictures of Philippine slums and compare it yours. It is way different. But even so, fact is both of you are struggling . The difference is the place that you're living. Anyway, I'm really glad to hear success stories. And its great that you still visit the place where you grew up. Its a nice thing to go back and reminisce about the old days. Have fun in your reunion picnic. :)
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
30 Jul 10
Based on my own personal experiences, I would say that it is virtually impossible for an individual to enjoy their life when they are full of unhappiness. I think that there has to be at least something about your life that you are happy with in order to have a life that you are able to enjoy. I believe that this is the main reason that individuals who are depressed have the tendency to fall so far when they go through a depressive period.
• Hong Kong
2 Aug 10
WeLL,Doran.when you talk about depression and I think almost everyone will experience at least one depression in his or her own life.When depression is there,happiness will not be there.I can hardly imagine that people can be so depress and they are altogether with happiness at the same time.No, it will never happen.I think we are all looking for a happy life in our everyday life and who will actively seek for something will make him or her cry and full of sadness.By looking at all the response in mylot,there are many times that we can discover people are in a state of sadness and unhappiness.It is good to have a platform like mylot that we can share with each others.We can also comfort one another in this social network and earn a few bucks as well.We may not get people to listen to you in your everyday life but in mylot,we will always get some response and that is the treasure of mylot.It really draws people to join to gether from all over the world.Who cares if your English is not that perfect in mylot.As long as people will understand what you are saying ,then it is good enough.I think that mylot seems like a big family that will draw in people with the same interest.We cab share opinion with ithers and also write something about our own feeling and thinking as well.This place at least provide a platform to share things with happiness and freedom.I feel happy with mylot.
• United Arab Emirates
27 Jul 10
Feeling happy and enjoying life when you are full of happiness is good for your life. This is the way when you divert your mind from stress. If you think of unhappiness you attract unhappiness. Start diverting your mind away from your problems and the problems will disappear. That what i do it it has helped me to a lot extent.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
That is quite right, my husband and i have started to feel that when we always think of problems, they sure do come our way. But when we started to always think of the positive, then most problems disappeared and the days have become a lot nicer. Sure not all of us are born with all the source of joys but we can try to start with a motivation for ourselves. I've seen some people who are happy even when they have not much money, and ive seen people on TV who have learned to accept their problems as challenge to go on.
@swn_chik (266)
• India
29 Jul 10
Who's life is so perfect with all that happiness surrounding you all your life,its the way you look at your life and how you take it.We still enjoy our life even if its full of unhappiness because its indispensable .so cheer up guys....
@Shinew (11)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 10
For me the most important is how we view life and live as possible. leave it to god, because our task as human beings just do your best we task, and leave the rest to god.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Jul 10
As far as I am concerned,I think you have just mentioned a so difficult question here. If you are happy , then you can enjoy life so much. But if your life is full of unhappiness, how can you enjoy your life so much? For me, I think If I was in low spirit, I will just stay online surf the Internet to enjoy my life there.
@RONDOLAWE (776)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 10
how to make it that any way , if still a life must go on happiness is really important but if wanted happy just moved from where you living and searching happy in another place.
@jmsplp (26)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
There are many ways how to enjoy life. Yes it's true that many people are living unhappy because of poverty and the kind of family they grown up. For them it is a different life that they need to be strong to survive. But if you also notice, even they live in that kind of life but still they are are to go on with their situation. they have already adopted it and were able to live wiht it. they were able to find happiness in their small world. This happines to other people is very low but to them it is their expression and way to be happy.
@krnavtr (285)
• India
28 Jul 10
We can enjoy our life up to our satisfaction when we are happy as said "Life is full of fun when we have great friends standing beside us"but we won't do that when we are completely lost.We can't be happy when we are unhappy as the situation will be very difficult to make our self happy.
• India
28 Jul 10
I am blessed that i have loving and caring family. If m in such condition like u have mentioned than i will be very sad. I also have across such people and such family in my life. I felt so sorry for them. But if i were there at their place then my way of living would be different and i have to think a lot before i spend. Anyhow we are born as human being so poor people will also having to come up one day because life is full of opportunity if we take things seriously. However like other people i think m down to earth person so i don't neglect those people.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
Happiness should not depend on the economic status. There are many rich people I know who live unahappily and miserably and also I know poor people, who can still be happy despite of their status, because of they are contented of what they have already. Therefore happiness depends on the person's persfective of life and contentment. There is nothing perfect in this world. God will not give everything that's perfect so that there is still room for us to learn and improve. Even if your family is not perfect, you have financial problems, poor health, etc., we still have to accept it and do something about it if we can. But if none already, we have to accept it and look at the brighter side of it why those things are happening and still enjoy the things that we have. God will not give us perfect life. He would allow problems that would may view as unhappiness but He also gives something that would be the source of happiness. It is just that we have to open our hearts and mind about it. We can still enjoy life even with just small or simple things.
@rose005 (254)
• India
28 Jul 10
If my life is full of unhappiness their is no point to enjoy. First I will overcome this unhappiness and than only I will enjoy my life.
@LIENROSE (911)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
Filipinos are happy people... as I am... just enjoy life
@m_perez (506)
• United States
28 Jul 10
It's not just people who are poor that are unhappy. Wealthy people are also unhappy I know because of a friend. Everybody goes through unhappy situations and there's good people out there that can give happiness to others. God did not intend us to be miserable are whole lives. People find happiness throughtout their life not just in an instant. People just need to be patient and seek help from others. Have a nice day.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 10
Hi, When I feel sad and moody,definitely I won't enjoy my life and I prefer to be alone. NO disturb from other people. I am happy that I am born in a happy and caring family. I love my parents so much and they have brought me up well.I am quite happy with my family background and very glad to be my parents' daughter. Now, I am married and my parents no longer support me. It is my husband's turn to support me and our family. I have a lovely husband and one little boy. I am quite happy with my life. Of course, sadness and happiness have to be shared together. I wish I have an ever lasting marriage and always walk hand in hand with my husband and together with my son. If i were to live in a poverty, I might be sad and will work hard to get a better life for my future. Life is up and down and we just need to have the courage to break through the hardship. No matter what is going on, how hard is the life, we need to be strong to go through the phase of life. Poverty is a part of people's life and it might not stay there forever. As long as we are willing to work harder, I believe we will be able to get out from poverty one day.
@ptower76 (1619)
• United States
28 Jul 10
Hi wildlittlefan, I know that it is difficult to see the suffering around the world especially if it affects those we love or ourselves. But we are not responsible for the ills of the world, only a part of them. Perhaps sharing some of our abundance will help us to relieve out guilt for being happy about what we have. But you have to remember that what we have is a result of the sweat from our brow. Lamentably, we can not shoulder all the problems of the world. That is why I try to educate others and help enable them to strive for their piece of the pie. There is a saying in the Human Service profession. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day" "Teach the man to fish and he will eat all his life" That is my Motto, "each one teach one" If we each teach one person how to succeed in life, we will do a lot to relieve the suffering on this planet.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I really don't know the answer to this question myself because even I am unsure about it because I am a very unhappy person and I enjoy life sometimes, but not all the time. SO I can't really correctly answer your question, but I will try my best. You see unhappy people unhappy as they may be have ups and downs in their life sometimes they enjoy life just not all the time. So for the most part they are always depressed and wish to not take part in anything. Still they don't always stay like that because other days they feel that they will have a very good day and just enjoy it. For me today is an okay day not a day that is totally fun or awesome, but just an average boring day. Anyway have a happy life and happy mylotting.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
27 Jul 10
Long ago i understood that i can't find the full happiness and i enjoy evry nice moment in my life. Looking from my corner of the life, when u think u have everything what u needed, u will want something more and more, to complete your happiness and life. So i prefer to be modest in my wishes and to know what really makes me feel good, than to be greedy and to try always to reach my big wishes, depreciating the little things, what make me happy.