Happiness

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  1. Bob Kirk

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    Since this is for seniors only. Defining happiness at this stage of my life, I have to say.

    Getting up, seeing myself in the mirror there is happiness knowing I have another day to enjoy. I know during any hour on any given day something might go wong. But even if that happens there is a degree of happiness at this stage of life being lucid & able to work on overcomming whatever the wrong was.
     
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    That sums it up for me too!!! It's the beautiful sense of happiness you get when you pull in the drive and know it's fixing to be your reality!!
     
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    contentment: The state of being contented; satisfaction.

    I'm content often.
     
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    Yeah, there are a lot of times when I’m not particularly happy with a circumstance but then if I think of what Paul the Apostle went through and that he could still write the following, I do feel a little better.

    Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content. Phil. 4:11.
     
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    For me it's having far more pluses than minuses in my life. And I agree with a poster above, Contentment.
     
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    This is contentment to me. Music day and night. 80381556_2514293835556272_1621435594024419328_n.jpg
     
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    Ditto :D
     
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    Pleasure produces a state of happiness. Pain produces unhappiness.
     
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    On of my happiest times is Monday mornings when I sit on the front porch and watch everyone else going to work.....
    while thinking, for the first time in many decades, it ain't me. :p
     
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    :cool:
     
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    That dialog above seems like a case of the blind leading the blind, except that the second blind knows about “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that is (sic) has taken place.”

    Anyway, I recall having read a pocket book in the home of a friend some many years back, this book has a lot of tests to help people to know themselves.

    Maybe some of you here have come across that book or similar ones.

    You answer a questionnaire, then you look up in the last part of the book, what your answers to the questionnaire say about yourself.

    There are some 30 questions, every one to be answered with YES or NO.

    With one of the tests my answers to the questionnaire reveal that I am a happy person.

    I went back to the questionnaire to see how many questions I answered NO, and how many YES.

    I had more NO answers than Yes answers.

    Most of my NO answers are to questions having to do with getting excited or looking forward to doing something, like seeing a film, going on vacation, buying something.

    So, according to that test, looking back, happiness consists in being liberated from a lot of desires or needs which occupy people.

    Honestly, to the present I still don't know what is happiness, except that now in old age I have even less desires and needs.
     
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    Upps, thanks for having spotted what no one else seems to have. Test passed. ;) I've changed that immediately. Hope it's correct now.

    You are dead right. I'm almost blind. I failed to see that because my dioptric value is -12.00. Nonetheless, I'm under the illusion that I can occasionally jot down (what I for one would consider) a sentence or two without my glasses. I know I shouldn't because I need assistance and guidance in any form which you kindly provide(d). Thanks again.
    The rest I can't see.
     
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