Still Looking for Happiness in Life

@magallon (16451)
Philippines
December 27, 2016 8:52pm CST
Why there are people who seemed not to be contented with what they have in Life? Why can't they find happiness even if they seem complete in almost everything they want? She has gone to many places in US. Had an extravagant vacation in Canada, Las Vegas, New Jersey, New York, Washington, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles and spent Christmas in Maryland but still saying that she is not happy with her life? She works in Australia and earns dollars. A very big amount compared to what she earns here in the Philippines, but still not happy? My goodness !!! What kind of happiness she is looking for?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Dec
Sounds like she might be missing the most happiness that my life brings which is love. Without that life isn't worth much even with all the money and vacations in this world.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
She has a love life. They were together in their vacation...
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Dec
@magallon Oh okay, I wasn't sure since you didn't mention love. =) Some people cannot be happy no matter what they have or don't have-which is a sad life for them.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
@LovingMyBabies Normally, people have no contentment in life. They still hope for more even if they already have plenty. Or maybe they just can't appreciate the beauty of life that's why they say that they are not happy.
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@ms1864 (8100)
• Bangalore, India
28 Dec
looks like she is trying to find happiness in the wrong places. She needs to find contentment from within...
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
Yeah, you're right. I believe that happiness comes from us. Happiness is when we accept our situation and appreciate what we have in life ,
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@dpk262006 (51570)
• Delhi, India
28 Dec
First of all who is she? Happiness is state of mind. If one does not want to remain happy or in other words if one cannot tune his/her mind that she is happy, come what may she cannot be happy. Travelling to various places, earning huge amount and have a comfortable life has nothing to do with one's state of mind. A poor man, who could hardly manage two times meal may be more happy than a millionaire because poor man lives for a day and he does not worry about tomorrow.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
She is my older sister. I told her to accept what she is and what she has now. I told her that happiness is within us. If we cannot accept our situation, being abundant or not , then we will never be happy.
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@dpk262006 (51570)
• Delhi, India
28 Dec
@magallon - OH! She is your elder sister who does not feel happy even after trips abroad and wealth in her hands. Whatever you have suggested her seems alright and she should listen to your advice carefully. Next time, tell her to count her blessings in life, instead of cribbing.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
29 Dec
@dpk262006 yeah, i sent her messages about happiness. I always tell her that she is luckier than us. I just hope that one of these days she will realize how wonderful her life is..
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@JudyEv (85644)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Dec
Some people don't seem to know what they are looking for so they keep searching here, there and everywhere. It's quite sad really.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
Yes, that's what i told her. If you keep on looking for your happiness and not be contented with what you have then, you will really not be happy..
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@JudyEv (85644)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Dec
@magallon It is a fine line between being ambitious in a healthy way and continually looking for something in a restless manner.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
@JudyEv What she told me was that she wants to have a simple but happy life. A kind of life wherein she will not work so much to earn a living. As if she is already tired of working and working...
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@TheHorse (45112)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Jan
Some people seem destined to be depressed, no matter how well their life appears to be going from the outside.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
17 Jan
Depression really comes sometimes. It is up to us on how to deal with it..
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@TheHorse (45112)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Jan
@magallon If only it were as easy as well-meant words of advice suggest.
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@vandana7 (52315)
• India
17 Jan
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@shaynas (5490)
• India
28 Dec
May be these are not the things she actually wants? May be there is something she wants and can't have? Feeling content in life is not easy, we always want something or other.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
29 Dec
Yeah, you're right.. She wants to come back here in the Philippines and do the things the she used to do before..
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@shaynas (5490)
• India
29 Dec
@magallon Hope she get what she wants :)
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
29 Dec
@shaynas maybe, someday....
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@cahaya1983 (5806)
• Malaysia
28 Dec
Happiness is pretty subjective, in my opinion. It's not always about quantity and definitely not equal to luxury. It's more about being content with what we have.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
Yeah, i agree. if we feel we are not contented with what we have, then we will not feel happiness too.
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28 Dec
Happiness is always that we must constantly seek.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
We constantly seek for it because we can't appreciate the beauty of life. we can't appreciate what we already have.
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28 Dec
@magallon I kinda agree with you.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
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@hereandthere (18581)
• Philippines
28 Dec
does she want to have her own family? does she want more advancement in her career? does she want to help other people? (some successful people find fulfillment when they start helping other people)
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
She has a partner in life. She has a good and high paying job. She always help us. She said she wants a simple life..
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• Philippines
28 Dec
@magallon a simple life where? in australia? in the philippines? another country? how does she envision a simple life? like what will her daily life be like?
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
@hereandthere she wants to go back to her simple life here in the Philippines. She said life here is happier than in Australia.
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@atoz1to10 (6729)
• Australia
3 Jan
when you have everything you will be lost... this is why if we have up and down in our lives, we will be too busy to be unhappy.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
3 Jan
That's true. That is what I believe too. Those people who have almost everything are those who feels unhappy because they are too busy taking care of everything. They almost got no time for themselves.
@atoz1to10 (6729)
• Australia
3 Jan
@magallon thanks for agreeing with me.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
3 Jan
@atoz1to10 .. you're welcome..
28 Dec
She needs to meet people who are lacking things in life then she will come to kno how blessed she is.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
29 Dec
I told her to compare her life with us. She has a much better life than us..
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29 Dec
@magallon ..than she is suffering from a syndrom called being unhappy..lol
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
29 Dec
@vandana7 (52315)
• India
17 Jan
If a person is basically unhappy he or she seeks luxuries or other ego boosting means to balance offset that. If you are basically a happy person, you create happiness around you and in the lives of others because your mind is free from silly clutter and you can think about what will make you and others happier. The attitude, however, needs to be cultivated from childhood.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
17 Jan
I agree with you...
@lyanhnan (160)
• Thrissur, India
28 Dec
Happiness and contentment is never to be linked with money. Pursuit of happiness has been a long time preoccupation of Man. It is like the carrot dangling before the donkey. It seems within reach and yet unreachable. To be happy for no reason is the real trick.
@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
Very well said. But do you think we could be happy if we cannot satisfy all our needs? Most of the needs of man can only be bought by money.
@AutumnSnow (4618)
28 Dec
It think make things harder than what they really therefore causing themselves to long for more or thinking there should be more. Its always best when we find happiness in the simple things, I hope she figures it out soon.
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
Yes, I hope she will...thanks...
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@montero (4665)
28 Dec
Whoever is not contented will eventually lose all, thanksgiving for the little you have and aspiring for more is the way to go by for me
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@magallon (16451)
• Philippines
28 Dec
Yeah, that's right. We should be contented with what we have even how little it is because if not, happiness will really not come to us..