My guidelines to happiness.

United States
October 13, 2010 1:07am CST
1. Lower your standards. 2. Don't be yourself, be someone else. 3. Stop dreaming. 4. Less talking, less fighting. 5. Try to buy happiness. 6. Don't fall in love because it hurts.
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• United States
13 Oct 10
I really hope this is a joke.
• United States
13 Oct 10
Why do you say so?
• United States
13 Oct 10
Because that's a horrible way to live, why would you advise people to do that?
• United States
13 Oct 10
Because of the following: 1. Lowering your standards- meaning too say that if you have low standards, you get to a higher level of joy. I mean if you have high standards how much higher can you get? Not as high as the one with low standards. 2. Don't be yourself, be someone else- Being someone else is always better because the human mind is always hungry for more, in many cases you can't get much for yourself because you are limited to who you are. 3. Stop dreaming- Savor every moment you can while you are awake because reality is better. In reality, you get drama, action, comedy, suspense and more. 4. Less talking, less fighting.- If you don't communicate there is no problem. 5. Try to buy happiness- Buying what you want, will make you happy. Do what you want to be happy.If you don't do what makes you happy then you are sad, right? 6. Don't fall in love because it hurts- What I mean by this is fall in love because it hurts but don't fall in love because it hurts. You dig? No, okay, I mean fall in love because it hurts, or Enjoy pain for short. Well, since you already think that is horrible then your life must have been a lot better than the people who lives this way.
@much2say (34348)
• United States
13 Oct 10
Hmmmm, very debatable! Reading your points, I can sort of see your side to things, but, I would have worded it differently: 1. Be open minded. 2. Allow room for growth. 3. Be productive. However, I don't think the last three in your guideline can be interpreted as positive. I say the complete opposite. 4. Open communication is the key to good relations with others. 5. True happiness cannot be bought. 6. By following the above 5, love doesn't necessarily have to hurt. Or at least I think that's what you meant.
• United States
13 Oct 10
4. Just means don't get in trouble. 5. What is true happiness? Anyway, I believe that happiness in whatever form or origin it is from, is still happiness. If a person enjoy shopping, that's the joy, if it's basketball then play basketball, etc, etc. The message on this is to do what makes you happy while you are alive. It's not supposed to be taken literally but I understand the wording is kind of weird because people can only see what is outside but not what inside until they take a peek. 6. I just mean to be prepared to savor pain as it will come unexpectedly if ever there is one. Enjoy pain. Love because it hurts. You got the first three, right.
@much2say (34348)
• United States
13 Oct 10
Well . . . 4. If you don't speak up when needed, it can get you in trouble. But yes, it's better to work things out - not fight about issues. 5. Your original post only says "try to buy happiness" - how is one not supposed to take that literally? Then, I guess, it should have been worded, "Enjoy life". 6. Perhaps it should have been worded "Be prepared for better or for worse".
• United States
14 Oct 10
4. Maybe I should just made it simple so you guys can relate easier huh? How about 5. It does. Okay, then if you say you have to buy time, does it mean you have to purchase it? No, right? 6. That might work but that is like expecting the unexpected where in my opinion is different from this. Mine is actually loving and enjoying pain but not really expecting it because you already know it's there.
@blomst (72)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 10
Uhmm.. a different perspective on gaining happiness. However, the no. 2. Why be someone else? that's like not accepting with who you are which will never make me happy at all.And why be someone else, what's the point in that. D you really want people to like you for somebody you are not. Besides, won't that create some problem along way. You'd probably always wonder the friends you have will really accept you for who you are. I think it is superficial. Nobody can ever be happy by trying to be something they are not. And as for dreaming, a little dream is no harm at all as long as we still think logical and work towards whatever it is. Nothing is impossible. not unless you dream of having pigs flying that is. Of course, we need to b realistic. Buy happiness? Fill me in here. What type of happiness do you want to buy or can we buy? If it is material,Okay,sure, we all could that. But that's the thing with human desires, it'll never be enough to make us happy. As for not falling in love. Hehehe.. good luck in that area. Falling in love, out of a love, hurt, crying,lost love,that's part of life. It may be the most beautiful or the most painful thing to go through but you'll learn from it and it'll make you a stronger and better person. Anyway, no offense and good luck with your guidelines.
• Malaysia
13 Oct 10
I agree with u Blomst... :) 100% agree...
• United States
13 Oct 10
I got my explanation on the 1st comment, check that out. It might change some of your views. Or not?
@blomst (72)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 10
:) it didnt. not that it matters what my view is, it's a free world and you can practice or do what you think it right for you.
• India
13 Oct 10
I hope you you dont mislead anyone with your guidelines
• United States
13 Oct 10
Hopefully they don't judge by the book by it's cover.
• United States
13 Oct 10
You keep saying that, but I don't think it means what you think it means.
• United States
14 Oct 10
I do. Now your thinking.
@NoWayRo (1063)
• Romania
16 Oct 10
Heh, neat list you have there. I think I could relate to it, though (for myself) I would change no 3 to "Don't stop dreaming, just try not to wake up". I could probably add "When in doubt, use a search engine". There's always somebody out there who agrees with my opinions, which makes me feel so much better about myself, and search engines make it so easy to ignore counter-arguments. Oh, yes, and "Eat peanuts". Peanuts are good for happiness.
• United States
16 Oct 10
:) Some folks can have allergic reactions to peanuts though so I would like to change it a bit. "Eat peanuts at your own risk" Search engines are stupid sometimes, they only show you the commonly searched not what you really are looking for.
@hushi22 (4941)
13 Oct 10
wow! you have a guideline? i think i have none because being spontaneous seems more awesome.
• United States
13 Oct 10
I really didn't come up with this but I took responsibility for it. It's like taking full responsibility of something I did not do but it will be fun.
• India
13 Oct 10
i hope you dont mislead anyone with your guidelines