LIFE is COMPLICATED and HAPPINESS is SIMPLE, can this BE TRUE?

United States
May 1, 2007 9:51am CST
Is it really that simple?? Life can throw all sorts of complications your way. Things break. People do things that are unexpected. Some people can be rude. You can make mistakes, and so can I. Life can be complicated. But happiness is simple. Fix what breaks. Reformulate your plans. Ignore rudeness. Just keep going and if you wish to be happy, just keep being happy. You don't control all the hundreds of things happening around you or even to you. You do control how you chose to react to them. Happiness is simple
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
1 May 07
hello and oh.. where did the cats go? hihi. anyway, you are right about this. i like the idea of finding happiness in the simplicity of life. and yep. we can't have everything that we planned for. it's too impossible to happen. but instead of crying out feeling so much failure about it, we look at the mistakes we could have done and learn from it... and smile and get back on foot. we take time in everything. we pause awhile in our busy days... whenever i wake up in the morning, seeing the sun shine again, i am already happy... i hear the birds sing for me, i am more than happy... and realizing that i have people who love me so much, i can never ask for more. happy myLotting!
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@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
2 May 07
This is very true & proves once more that you are truely a "classygal"
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• United States
2 May 07
You are so nice to say that, thank you for your contribution
@gberlin (3836)
1 May 07
I agree with you texasclassygal! Happiness is simple. Our attitude towards the complications of life determine whether we are happy or unhappy. Happy people have a different attitude and outlook on life.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
1 May 07
yup. happy people, no matter how many times they fall, they keep on getting back on track with happiness in their hearts... hopes are high and positivity in life is higher. happy people make life more interesting!
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• Canada
1 May 07
You are so right , its all the world thats wrong LOL LOL LOL . When things get complicated I just DEAL with it and move on , once its resolved I can be happy again , to me its the best way ...
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
1 May 07
I think this is true to an extent, but you have to know how to be happy, and knowing how, is also knowing how to get through that part of life also. I guess if you really look at it, life is really simple in hindsight, you just have to know what your doing, and why your doing it.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 May 07
People define happiness in different ways, it depends on your nature, your outlook in life whether you are pessimistic or optimistic, it also depends on your past, if you've had a rough deal in life then happiness can be hard to find or accept even. Yes life is complicated and happiness is the reward. I suffer from depression and happiness is like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow too far to stretch out to and the road filled with many many hazards. Some people find happiness easily, some people need to climb mount everest to find it!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
1 May 07
Hello,texaclassygal,I think you can choose whether you want to have a simple or complicated life,even people do things unexpectedly or they can be rude,it does not matter as long as you do not want to have much competition with other people. You have your mind and will not care how people think about you. Happiness may be simple if you just enjoy everyday naturally,if you always think how to be happiness and pursuit it ,you are not going to be happy.
• United States
3 May 07
I there is definitely some truth to this. I do think that perhaps we sometimes look for deep and complicated answers to our happiness when in reality it can truly be quite simple. Allow the happiness to happen and don't control it and you may find it comes quite easily.
@hkdgkurt (147)
• China
2 May 07
Absolutely i agree with that"Happiness would be simple",usually something unexpected could happened to everybody ,of course,include me.really i know i cant control what would happened to me,but i think i can control my thoughts that happened to me.even something bad happened,i often think about it on good side.happiness is simple for me like this!
@mohit1123 (564)
• India
2 May 07
Thats so really true. This thing does give me a hell of confidence. I always thought these things happen only to me. Thanks a lot
@tyuepsc (189)
• China
2 May 07
I have read a very famous book written by Throue called Wanden. The writer tried to tell us the only way to have some peace in your heart is to simply your life and be self-reliant, reduing your desires as less as possible, and returing to the nature for inspiration. When i saw you post, it make me thought of this book, which is only suitable to read in a quite and undisturbed midnight.It is really a meaingful book, have a try,you'll find some philosophical ideas in it.
• India
2 May 07
yes, happiness is the easiest route one can take to achieve the nearest to nirvana. happiness lies in as simple and insignificant things such as observing a small daisy in bloom or spotting a rare bird in flight.the joie de vivre should be for itself only and not for any material pursuit or gain. the art of forgiving others is that magical balm that soothens and calms our disturbed mind. since our destiny is unknown, its no use contemplating tomorrow and spoiling our today. and in today too, there are so many things which are simply beyong our control and yet so many areas where we can improve the situation and bring smile to others. we should always strive to do that and maintin our smile under adverse conditions. its quite difficult in the beginning but self-control can help us achieve that.
@shk1983 (142)
• India
2 May 07
i agree with u , life is complicated keep smiling , u will be happy and make other also happy.
@jmp824 (741)
• Philippines
2 May 07
It depends on how you shaped up your life. You can make it more complicated or make it the simplest form of all. It's just a matter of choice. You know the things that can complicate life. But without complications you won't know the real meaning of life. Complications spiced up your life and in the end you will say, I made it! :)