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The Happiness Choice

April 24, 2010
By westwardcircle BRONZE, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
westwardcircle BRONZE, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I like clothes because they make me not naked."


My mom,
she tells me
that happiness is a choice.

I have to wonder,
is it really?

For some,
yeah,
it is.

But for me,
and others like me,
it simply can’t be.

It hurts too much.

It’s like
the depression
is consuming the happiness
and taking away
that choice.

Sure,
you can fight it.

Sure,
you can try.

And that, too,
is a choice,
but the initial happiness
inside,
is that a choice.

To be happy
is a choice.

Happiness itself
is a condition.


The author's comments:
My mom repeatedly tells me that happiness is a choice, but what about those like me that can't be happy without help?

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