Are you happy? (June 2012)
82% happy, that's pretty solid. Bound to have 18% of people in a bad place, whether its their fault or not. Hard to blame the US, considering happiness really must come from the individual. I for one, am happy. Not rich, don't have any tricks. Just content.
Specify, please...happy this moment? This month?
Gay means happy suckas!
I'm gay! Gay gay gay gay gay!
My friend made this question, so I'm happy. Plus it's summer. I don't worry about the govt because I believe squids will rule the world. They won't eat you if you believe!
wow happy country, generally yes I am happy tired sometimes but happy
The only way i can be happy is by day dreaming the life i can never have.
Im not happy because im single and college life is so competitive especially here at Berkeley.
My best friend doesn't want to live. No, I'm not happy.
im not happy .my family is causing me alot of pain in my life
I like unicorns, rainbows, flowers, and magical ponies. OF COURSE I'M HAPPY!
@chica you know TGG was a fiction book, yes?
I live my dream every day. Of course I'm happy.
Yahh I get blown errrr day
Money can't always but happiness. An example would be The Great Gatsby. ;)
Pompous? Haha. Tell me I'm wrong. Tell me I'm wrong. Look at the Happiness Index, find America, look at the whole of our country, and tell me im wrong.
BluejayV - As one of those Americans, I'm happy we have someone pompous enough to speak for all of us. (What a goof)
Happy most of the time
Suicide rates are higher. Divorce rates are higher. Certain diseases are more common. Crime has steadily been increasing. The usage of antidepressants and illegal substances is at a recent high. We're the wealthiest nation of our kind. But this isn't Qatar... Money doesn't buy our happiness.
America is one of the only countries where more money makes you slightly happier than others who don't. But money is never tantamount to happiness. America is a funny country when you look at happiness.
As an American, when we say "happy", we mean content, positive, neutral. Not happy. Although some people genuinely are. In countries like Bhutan, happiness is actually a policy. Here in America, we would find the idea of a happiness policy ridiculous and childish.
@spudman so you'll think I'll never know pain and discriminate me for saying I am not happy. I have Stephens johnson syndrome and will have extensive surgery.
Interesting income filters. Maybe money does buy happiness. ;)
Financially I am not in a great spot at the moment, but yes, I am happy. I have a wonderful husband and daughter and that is more important than money!
I work in a level one trama hospital. So I know everyday above ground is a good day. Have a good one :)
Someone just put me out of my misory
Not really. I have a terrible job that takes up so much of my time that I'm having trouble finding another. I barely squeak by each month. We've had a bunch of things go wrong recently and we can't afford to fix any of it.
But yes- I'm happy!
Does not like having to pay too much in taxes make me unhappy? Oh well, I live in FL & we have a law called 'Stand Your Ground'...!
Spudman - You're confusing "making you stronger" with "making you more bitter". You're getting all wrapped around the axle comparing yourself to others.
I agree with the advise you were given of finding help. Life can offer great joy and it's twisted to sit in your own self pity.
As for the husband, is relief close enough to happy?
guess I should say no,because my Dad died suddenly last month and I left my husband of 25 years last week. But I have to say I am more peaceful and content than I have been in years. I loved my Dad and I miss him,but I am sure glad the cancer took him I'm ten days not two years.
spud, I hope you get the relief and happiness you deserve. I'm just saying that playing one-upmanship with yours and others pain, isn't a great way to start. Good luck.
spudman, speaking from experience and meaning no offense, you should seriously try to find a good therapist.
... to make others want to kill you. I'm sure any rational person would agree, including yourself, Badger.
Never said I was. I am proud of my pain in a sense. It makes me stronger in the long run. But it still makes me hate lesser pains that I could get over in a day at most. Having everything you value thrown in your face is enough to kill you. Whining because your life is too privileged is enough...
As bad as it may be, you aren't the only one who deserves a little happiness.
spud, I'm sorry for your trouble, whether you care or not, but you're sounding more bitter than unhappy, and a touch prideful of your pain. 'Mine's worse than yours, so yours doesn't count' won't get a lot of sympathy.
... and people who care about you enough to at the least discuss something that bothers you. Smile, you lucky waste of breath. If you don't, you dishonor those who can't. That makes you deserve to be unhappy, though god willing you aren't.
... living in a cheap motel for the week because of that. Or when you can relate to something comparable. Then I'll accept yours as pain. Your parents grounding you from seeing your friends for the weekend does not constitute unhappiness. You have the love of a family that should be unwavering...
When your wife of ten years doesn't want to have children with you because they might inherit Asperger's, and she thinks it would be too stressful for your relationship. When she threatens to leave because you think the child's wants should come before yours and your wife's needs. When you're...
I said 'majority'. As in 10-20 year olds who think life sucks because their daddy didn't touch them enough.
Yep, just graduated, moving to Boston in a few months for college, I'd say things are going well for me at the moment.
@spudman how can you know if people have felt pain? Who are you to judge? I lost my father at six, and I'm sure a lot of others have felt pain too.
I'm not unhappy...to quote Sheldon Cooper
@spudman. Wow That's Bold
Spudman needs a hug
Hmm? Am I supposed to say "hey, what's wrong?" to all the no-voters? "I'm here for you!" "It will get better!" PA below me: shot of vodka and a revolver will fix you right up. Majority of you have never known pain. The fact you call yourself unhappy makes me want to vomit.
Not right now ...no. In general sure but not right now.
Gut reaction was yes, but then I was like, who am I kidding? No, not really happy.