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Old 12-12-05, 10:57 AM   #1
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What is happiness?

And don't give me any silly "Happiness is riding my bicycle" kinda garbage... Define the feeling.
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Old 12-12-05, 10:58 AM   #2
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It is an illusion created by your brain when your body recieves a positive stimulus.
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Old 12-12-05, 12:00 PM   #3
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According to scientists, happiness is simply a combination of household endorphins in the correct quntities. Lennonists believe that happiness is a warm gun. I like to think of it as a combination of both.

Or more seriously that moment in time when the bad stuff in life is overshadowed by the good stuff.
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Old 12-12-05, 12:02 PM   #4
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Old 12-12-05, 12:03 PM   #5
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Happiness defined.
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Old 12-12-05, 12:23 PM   #6
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A lack of desire.
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Old 12-12-05, 12:59 PM   #7
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Old 12-12-05, 01:00 PM   #8
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Happiness is what’s left when all your sadness goes away.
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Recipe for Happiness

Items needed
Friends and or family
Cold beer and good food
A friend's garage or my beach house to hang out in.
My brother playing his guitar for some background music.

Other forms of happiness

My wife graduates with her second degree Saturday.

Being able to actually go riding bikes with my wife starting Saturday.
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Old 12-12-05, 01:43 PM   #10
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the freshness of a new relationship
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Old 12-12-05, 01:47 PM   #11
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Happiness, true happiness can only be achived through a spiritual connection to __FILL IN THE BLANK__
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Old 12-12-05, 01:54 PM   #12
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from the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
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Old 12-12-05, 01:54 PM   #13
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...The end of suffering
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Old 12-12-05, 01:55 PM   #14
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the freshness of a new relationship
couple of weeks ago, I read an article about that. Some researchers claim that new relationships create a surge in a certain chemical or hormone or something. This surplus creates that "feeling". The researchers found that the surplus dwindles down in about a year.
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Old 12-12-05, 02:06 PM   #15
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from the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Interesting, we are endowed by our creator... the pursuit of happiness.


Nobody said nothing about attaining it. Yep, we can chase it all day long but we are never going to cathc it. <sigh>

I'm over here sitting down if you need me.
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Old 12-12-05, 02:15 PM   #16
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couple of weeks ago, I read an article about that. Some researchers claim that new relationships create a surge in a certain chemical or hormone or something. This surplus creates that "feeling". The researchers found that the surplus dwindles down in about a year.
There's a lesson in there somewhere.
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...The end of suffering

Are you Buddhist?
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NACHOS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-12-05, 05:25 PM   #19
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happiness = expectations minus reality
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Old 12-12-05, 06:09 PM   #20
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Yo.. he's pretty happy...

That guy in the background's like, HOLY MOSES!

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Old 12-12-05, 06:41 PM   #21
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Old 12-12-05, 07:35 PM   #22
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Old 12-12-05, 08:04 PM   #23
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What is happiness? What is love?
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Old 12-12-05, 09:15 PM   #24
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"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women."
I put it in quotes for you.
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According to John Lennon, happiness is a warm gun.
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