Being Happy is a decision, a pursuit!

Philippines
October 15, 2012 1:00pm CST
do you believe that being happy is a decision and not an involuntary action of the environment or the community we are in???
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12 responses
@smtrsv (186)
• India
23 Oct 12
Being happy is a state of emotion. You cannot decide to bear a natural happiness or a sad. you can take a decision to be happy. Sometimes forcefully. But it is artificial. Actually we are human being and emotions are the characteristics that we are a living human. Yes, you can make effort for the outcomes that make you happy.
@lymsnb (223)
• China
18 Oct 12
happiness is to enjoy . in my eyes , i think i am happy and a lucky dog . i think play with little children and watching a movie with my best friend forever is also happy thing , enjoy the life nevr lose our innocence ! wish you happiness forever !
@SIMPLYD (90657)
• Philippines
17 Oct 12
I agree my friend. It's our decision to be happy. If we think that the problems are getting you down, you can choose to do things that can make you happy so the burden of the problem will not be that much. Like if you and your boyfriend just broke up, you can choose to cry or to go out and enjoy with your friends and be happy. That way, you will at least momentarily will not feel the pain.
@ARIES1973 (9532)
• Legaspi, Philippines
17 Oct 12
Hi dong! For me being happy is an effect if see things in a positive angle. I had heard from the priest this morning about a story of two women who woke up and went to the window. The other one look downward and see the mud on the ground, so she said, What an awful day! The other one who looked out of the window look up and see the sky, and said what a wonderful day! So she feel happy for herself because she look on things on a positive way. Have a nice day! Welcome to myLot!
• United States
17 Oct 12
I believe happiness is important in life, but moments of sadness and pain teach us to ne leaen grom our mistakes.
• United States
16 Oct 12
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@khhhaaaat (112)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
I also believe that. Being Happy is a decision one makes for himself/herself. We can either be happy or lonely, depending on our outlook in life. We should always welcome good vibes and try to live each day with happy thoughts. We must not be affected by what other people are saying behind our backs. The more we try to please others, the more we suffer. Be happy and be content with our lives.
@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 12
hi dongbodz! first of all, i would like to say this to you WELCOME TO MYLOT! because i see that you are a new member here! yes, i believe that being happy is a decision. although the environment we are in may cause us to be frustrated or unhappy, but it is still our choice whether to think positively or negatively regarding the situation.
• Indonesia
15 Oct 12
Yes, that's right! Like a famous sentence told you 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' surely made a lot of people focus on happiness by simply telling them not to worry or fear, and just be happy. One of the better things ever said is - 'The only thing in life that doesn’t change is change', and in our life we have the power to make the necessary changes if we want to. Even if we find ourselves in an unbearable situation we can always find solace in the knowledge that it too invariably must and will change. To be happy is relatively easy; it begins with a decision. Simply just decide to be a happy person.
@subhojit10 (7378)
• India
15 Oct 12
Thanks a ton for the discussion. Well i think in order to have happiness in our lives, we do not have to take any prior decisions as it happens involuntarily. It is the work that we do, the people around us and the mentality that we have that is the parameter of the happiness in our lives. We can neither buy nor sell happiness, happiness happens all of its own. What say?
@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
It is a decision but it also is an effect of the occurrence in the environment. There are many factors to happiness, for me. You can decide to be happy for something and then there is also the instantaneous feeling of joy or happiness due to a good occasion or positive result.
• United States
15 Oct 12
I just know I am happy and hope to continue to be that way.