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    45 miles/week Eggplant Jeff's Avatar
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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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    It is an illusion created by your brain when your body recieves a positive stimulus.

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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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    ... Lots of chocolates...

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    If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

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    A lack of desire.
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    my anti-drug

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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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    the freshness of a new relationship

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Happiness, true happiness can only be achived through a spiritual connection to __FILL IN THE BLANK__

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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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    ...The end of suffering
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigmode
    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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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottogo
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    ...The end of suffering

    Are you Buddhist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Happiness, true happiness can only be achived through a spiritual connection to __FILL IN THE BLANK__

    NACHOS!!!!!!!!!!!

    ( http://www.nachoism.org/derweg.html )
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    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

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    happiness = expectations minus reality
    Path of Abundance: Be Kind, be Generous, be Content, be Honest and be Aware.

    The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example. -Thomas Morell
    A thimble of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. -Dutch Proverb
    Never pass up the chance to keep your mouth shut. -Anonymous Cowboy

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Yo.. he's pretty happy...

    That guy in the background's like, HOLY MOSES!
    Last edited by slvoid; 12-12-05 at 05:56 PM.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Tri-pwn3d!!!

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    What is happiness? What is love?

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    works for truffles pigmode's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    "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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