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SummerIndigoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.c om/2008/06/30/isnt-it-ironic-probably-not/?_r=0

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Destinee replied...
Jul. 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Collin: Haha you know what they say about great minds... 
 
Thread: 
 
religion.blogs.cnn.c om/2013/07/27/why-millennials-are-leaving-the-church/comment-page-70/

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Destinee replied...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:23 pm

elitedaily.c om/life/15-things-happy-people-dont-do/
 
Agree? Disagree? Don't care?

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stuntddudeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:12 am

I disagree. Most things on the list seem totally arbitrary. But honestly, I don't much care about people making pointless lists on the internet. So meh.

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Destinee replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:20 am

I disagree with it being some sort of rigorous list of things to avoid to become happy, but observing other happy people and as a happy person, I think those are mostly true. I would've added something about gratitidue though.

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Quantum1.0This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:23 am

Yeah. I generally agree with the things on that list. Not everyone has to do everything on that list to be happy but it definitely helps. What would you quibble with stuntddude?

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stuntddudeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:40 am

Quibble :P
 
I disagree with numbers 1, 2, 5, 9, 11, 12, 14, and 15.

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Feathers_and_BonesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:44 am

I disagree with... a LOT of those, geez o.o

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Quantum1.0This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:49 am

Ok...actually on second glance I agree with you on all of those except 15 - taking things personally definitely makes you unhappy.
 
As for the others you mention I suppose you're right. I know plenty of happy people who do most of those things - mainly extraverts, so a lot of them wouldn't make me  happy, but as a general rule I amend my earlier statement and now agree.

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Quantum1.0This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:50 am

*agree with stuntddude/disagree with the list

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stuntddudeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:53 am

Oh. I was interpreting the list more as things that people do when they're unhappy, rather than things that people do that make them unhappy. I agree taking things personally generally leads to unhappiness, at least in the short term.

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Feathers_and_BonesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 1:06 am

Lemme see... disagree with 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14. .... woooowwww. Dude, it depends on the freaking person e.e;

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Izuo.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Where do deleted files go?:
 
youtube. com/watch?v=G5s4-Kak49o
 
What if Superman punched you?:
 
youtube. com/watch?v=V-fL8zopddI

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stuntddudeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Vsauce and its constituents are perhaps the most interesting youtube channel in existence.

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Izuo.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I think I agree.      

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Am I the only one who read the 'Why Millenials are leaving religion' blog post? Because holy c r a p, SHE'S RIGHT. One of my biggest problems with a lot of churches today is how closely they associate themselves with politics. God is not commanding you to become a Republican, and anyone who says otherwise is either an idiot or a liar.
 
Religion being so closely tied to conservatism makes both look bad and forces Democrats to adopt an atheistic position (which is bad news if you like social welfare and also believe in God).
 
 
 
 
On the happiness article:
Well, I'm generally a pretty happy person, and I try to avoid most of those behaviors... When I do one of them (say, argue for the sake of being right) it usually doesn't end well.
Also, on number one- I gave up gossip in about the seventh grade (mostly becuase I didn't have any friends to gossip with). I was shocked at how much easier my life suddenly got.

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CollinFThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

^True dat
 

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Aug. 1, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Vsauce is the best youtube channel ever. They even talked about solipsism in one of their videos. I was like "OMG YESSSSSS"

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Destinee replied...
Aug. 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Love this website:
 
thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/a/a_12/a_12_p/a_12_p_con/a_12_p_con.html#2

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Destinee replied...
Aug. 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Quantum: 
 
"As for the others you mention I suppose you're right. I know plenty of happy people who do most of those things - mainly extraverts, so a lot of them wouldn't make me  happy, but as a general rule I amend my earlier statement and now agree."
 
I'm an extrovert so I think I have a right to comment :P 
 
I'm an extremely cheerful person (or so I've been told). I love socializing and I love, like, being cheerful in general. But being cheerful is not the same thing as being happy. I know the difference because I've been suicidal, but I was totally cheerful throughout (obviously not in bouts of deep depression, but those happened when I was alone, which is the important part - obviously no one else knoew). Simply because I enjoy being cheerful I was cheerful around people.
 
Extroverts behave as though they are happy around people. That does not make them happy. It means that we absorb energy from other people and it keeps us cheerful, smiling, whatever. So if you know extroverts who seem happy, that could very well just be as a result of their surroundings. 
 
I thought this was just my personal trait, but now I am inclined to think that if people's idea of fun includes blacking out from drinking during a party, then they are not happy so much as they are being cheerful in their day-to-day lives. #5, for instance, is something an extrovert may do, but that is certainly something which means that you are not happy with yourself for who you are. And I know a few cheerful people who cry when they're alone as a rule.
 
Basically my point is that I think this list is good as a guide of what to avoid in your life. I also think gossip is immoral, so... yeah.
 
Cheers. 

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