Pursuit of Happiness (76)

Nov 7, 2018 11:06 PM CST Pursuit of Happiness
The three fundamental Rights are: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

With an angry world swirling around us, where lies cloud the truth, where obstacles hinder us left and right...

Tell us some stories of how you pursued your Happiness!

What choices did you make to move in the direction of your own personal self-gratification??

What is your goal and how are you going to get there?

cheering dancing
Nov 7, 2018 11:31 PM CST Pursuit of Happiness
robplum
robplumrobplumEnsay, Victoria Australia119 Threads 1 Polls 14,174 Posts
this comment is the exact opposite to the right direction i think

path to ever greater happiness is not self contentedness no no the path is benefiting othersdoh
Nov 7, 2018 11:32 PM CST Pursuit of Happiness
robplum
robplumrobplumEnsay, Victoria Australia119 Threads 1 Polls 14,174 Posts
"What choices did you make to move in the direction of your own personal self-gratification??"!
Nov 8, 2018 12:13 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
I chose to work on myself...self love and let go of the things I cant control....that means just looking after my own little corner of the world and letting things be as they are....letting go of control is very freeing....wave
Nov 8, 2018 12:18 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
M4_Mischief: I chose to work on myself...self love and let go of the things I cant control....that means just looking after my own little corner of the world and letting things be as they are....letting go of control is very freeing....
That was cool thumbs up
Nov 8, 2018 12:26 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
jono7
jono7jono7Out West, British Columbia Canada3 Threads 9,609 Posts
goal: to be love.
(which i believe is our true nature under all the mess)

choices:
service to others

getting there: letting go of a lot of old beliefs, being open and curious, service to others, and having a good mentor.
Nov 8, 2018 2:41 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
Limun
LimunLimunAbidos, Central Serbia Serbia10 Threads 1 Polls 2,860 Posts
Kaylana04: The three fundamental Rights are: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

With an angry world swirling around us, where lies cloud the truth, where obstacles hinder us left and right...

Tell us some stories of how you pursued your Happiness!

What choices did you make to move in the direction of your own personal self-gratification??

What is your goal and how are you going to get there?
Man made laws, some of which are even against natural laws has put a stop on my pursuit of Happiness
Nov 8, 2018 3:13 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
Self gratification sounds kinda scary to me...
I've always thought happiness one pursues through other's happiness...the most...
I don't see happiness as a goal, do what you feel is right and if that makes a happy outcome, good, if not, just move on and do what you feel is right again...
Nov 8, 2018 4:42 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
Great thread. We are all the heirs of Romanticism....so says Alain de Botton.

Nov 8, 2018 4:52 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
Arthur_Sixpence
Arthur_SixpenceArthur_SixpenceEnnis, Clare Ireland73 Threads 4 Polls 1,460 Posts
Aside from being a parent, which is a reward in itself, my other happiness and passions were music and writing, neither of which I do anything like enough... All the while I'm working (which is another happiness, when it goes to plan) the creative pastimes will be on hold... 7 years from now will be a different story, or at least that's the hope...
Nov 8, 2018 4:52 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
People today have way to great expectations from the others...but at the same time aren't too keen to lower their noses down and remove themselves from the central stage...
Following a pornographic culture of instant gratification and conscious free state of mind...that's the trend today...
Nov 8, 2018 5:43 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
deedee123xo
deedee123xodeedee123xolimerick, Limerick Ireland10 Threads 2,358 Posts
Much like M4 said...constantly trying to better myself and look for contentment....and as Mercedes would say just worrying about my own backyard....let others worry about theirs.
Nov 8, 2018 5:51 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
Kaylana04: The three fundamental Rights are: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

With an angry world swirling around us, where lies cloud the truth, where obstacles hinder us left and right...

Tell us some stories of how you pursued your Happiness!

What choices did you make to move in the direction of your own personal self-gratification??

What is your goal and how are you going to get there?
Kaywave nice topicthumbs up
If I will work for my new book the title would be "My Journey in Life"
Caption: Overcoming the struggles and challenges made me stronger and a better person.hug wine
Nov 8, 2018 5:53 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
Kaylana04: The three fundamental Rights are: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

With an angry world swirling around us, where lies cloud the truth, where obstacles hinder us left and right...

Tell us some stories of how you pursued your Happiness!

What choices did you make to move in the direction of your own personal self-gratification??

What is your goal and how are you going to get there?
Kaywave nice topicthumbs up
If I will work for my new book the title would be "My Journey in Life"
Caption: Overcoming the struggles and challenges made me stronger and a better person.hug wine
Nov 8, 2018 7:42 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
ChesneyChrist
ChesneyChristChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK5,454 Posts
Nov 8, 2018 8:00 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
Self-gratification sounds more like hedonism than happiness laugh
Nov 8, 2018 8:15 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
aries1234online now!
aries1234online now!aries1234Ocean City, Plymouth, Devon, England UK221 Threads 5 Polls 8,462 Posts
I've seen a lot of unhappy people, but not many happy people on CS
Nov 8, 2018 9:09 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
TerryBullonline now!
TerryBullonline now!TerryBullLondon, Greater London, England UK2 Threads 892 Posts
aries1234: I've seen a lot of unhappy people, but not many happy people on CS
are you unhappy tom, your very quite
Nov 8, 2018 9:19 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
ChesneyChrist
ChesneyChristChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK5,454 Posts
Kaylana04: The three fundamental Rights are: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

With an angry world swirling around us, where lies cloud the truth, where obstacles hinder us left and right...

Tell us some stories of how you pursued your Happiness!

What choices did you make to move in the direction of your own personal self-gratification??

What is your goal and how are you going to get there?
To be honest I don't believe happiness will be normal until western society hits rock bottom. The breakdown of respect and punctuation, depression without the tragic circumstances, the love of bad boys and Donald Trump and imo reflect the comfortable person's need for nasty, the emasculation and boredom of being wealthy, and the first world invention of sorrow. The super ego torments itself in lieu of real problems - it's to counter decadence(to keep feet on the ground). The pursuit of happiness is a sorry affair, the generation said to have never had it so good is the most depressed, the boredom of being spoilt goes out of it way to make the world unpleasant.
Nov 8, 2018 9:48 AM CST Pursuit of Happiness
bodleing2online today!
bodleing2online today!bodleing2Manchester, Greater Manchester, England UK30 Threads 2,800 Posts
Kaylana04: The three fundamental Rights are: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

With an angry world swirling around us, where lies cloud the truth, where obstacles hinder us left and right...

Tell us some stories of how you pursued your Happiness!

What choices did you make to move in the direction of your own personal self-gratification??

What is your goal and how are you going to get there?
Looking for happiness suggests that we are not happy in the first place even though we've been searching most of our lives.
But the true goal of life is meaning not happiness. Without meaning in our lives we can only experience fleeting bouts of happiness.
Ironically, true meaning usually comes through authentic suffering, that is, suffering of the soul. To experience that suffering and find some healing within ourselves we need to wade through the muck from time to time.
Where we do not go willingly, sooner or later we will be dragged.
So, maybe the way to happiness comes through facing the unfaceable, accepting our suffering and searching for meaning in our lives.
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