Is happiness overrated?

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N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 07:39 (eighteen years ago) link

Happiness is fantastic - but it is certainly not sensible as a goal in life. Happiness is the first to suffer from self awareness, minor foibles of life, sleep and other slings and arrows of every day life. Go to sleep happy you won't wake up happy (you may wake up contended which is possible a better life goal).

But happiness is great. Happiness the film is good but unpleasant and Happiness the TV series was just bleuh.

Pete (Pete), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 08:16 (eighteen years ago) link

Soma makes me happy.

Marco Mattiuzzo (Psycho Ant), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 08:26 (eighteen years ago) link

timings not great for this one N!

no its not overrated, i would like to get mine back at the moment

gareth (gareth), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 08:29 (eighteen years ago) link

Yeah, happiness is not overrated, but the active pursuit of it is.

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 10:28 (eighteen years ago) link

What Archel said.

Graham (graham), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 10:30 (eighteen years ago) link

So what kind of things should one be pursuing (that will serendipitously result in happiness?)

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 10:41 (eighteen years ago) link

http://lollers.netfirms.com/ralph.jpg

webber (webber), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 10:42 (eighteen years ago) link

Be nice to old ladies and kittens. Don't drink too much. Happiness will be yours.

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 10:45 (eighteen years ago) link

Find something easily attainable that makes you happy and do it forever.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 10:47 (eighteen years ago) link

Be nice to old ladies and kittens. Don't drink too much. Happiness will be yours.

There's a flaw here if only I could see it...

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 10:49 (eighteen years ago) link

I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 11:06 (eighteen years ago) link

http://www.angelfire.com/nj3/Totsie/AngelBaby18.art

DO YOU SEE?

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 11:12 (eighteen years ago) link

NO.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 11:14 (eighteen years ago) link

There's a flaw here if only I could see it...

Put down the pint and look again.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 14:01 (eighteen years ago) link

No, happiness is not overrated. Cars, big houses, "good" jobs are overrated. Doing your thang, however, is not.

Mike (mratford), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 17:54 (eighteen years ago) link

I object to you referring to my wife as a "thang". (It's "Mrs. Thang" to you, buddy.)

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 18:01 (eighteen years ago) link

*looks in horror at what he actually said as opposed to what he thought he was saying, then shrugs and decides it's funnier this way*

soon-to-be-dead Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 18:02 (eighteen years ago) link

eight months pass...
overrated. you need a balance of emotions.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 1 June 2003 19:45 (seventeen years ago) link

I'll answer this when I experience it!

ChristineSH (chrissie1068), Sunday, 1 June 2003 20:00 (seventeen years ago) link

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drf000/f076/f07600pvten.jpg
Its a very good.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Sunday, 1 June 2003 20:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Seriously underrated. I could use some right now.

Nicole (Nicole), Sunday, 1 June 2003 20:50 (seventeen years ago) link

the only happiness i know is mania which is exactly like a drug in that it's fantastic and euphoric and yet the comedown is inevitable and unbearably awful.

Aaron A., Sunday, 1 June 2003 21:30 (seventeen years ago) link


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