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3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?
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3/18/2016 12:23:02 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

No. Having a lot of trouble finding a good job. A lot of the time, the websites are really hard to navigate and there are almost no open positions where I live. Finding a job in my field would probably make me happier. Not in a relationship at this point but career is more important so that can wait. Same with dreams. Not sure what you mean by "self" but I'm fairly happy with who I am. I have integrity and never steal or cheat or break the law and in general have high moral values.

What about you?
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3/18/2016 12:37:14 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

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3/18/2016 12:49:06 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?
I'll be happy when I have a voice! I've spent my life being true to myself, and it has gotten me isolated from all I ever loved. I'm happy to get up and fight another day though, fight to continue resisting what the mass marketers would like to make of me. I Fight to resist conforming to any group mentality. I fight to keep my dreams alive, even if it only to hide those dreams inside of my being, since I know what expressing gets me - isolation.
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3/18/2016 2:18:53 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
I'm not particularly happy because I stress out all the time about life in general. I think winning the lottery would make me happier because it would relieved a lot of my stresses.
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3/18/2016 2:37:22 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

Happy meaning..?
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3/18/2016 3:35:37 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

No

In your life,

No

your relationships

No,

your work

No

dreams

No

self?

Meh, this is the only one that isn't a definitive no, instead it's 50/50.
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3/18/2016 3:45:43 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

'Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.

And he answered:

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.

And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.

And how else can it be?

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter"s oven?

And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Some of you say, 'Joy is greater than sorrow,' and others say, 'Nay, sorrow is the greater.'

But I say unto you, they are inseparable.

Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed."
- The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran -
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3/18/2016 4:39:34 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:23:02 AM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

No. Having a lot of trouble finding a good job. A lot of the time, the websites are really hard to navigate and there are almost no open positions where I live. Finding a job in my field would probably make me happier. Not in a relationship at this point but career is more important so that can wait. Same with dreams. Not sure what you mean by "self" but I'm fairly happy with who I am. I have integrity and never steal or cheat or break the law and in general have high moral values.

Not being able to find work is incredibly frustrating; the passion is there, the talent is there, but the opportunities aren't. Indeed.com consolidates multiple job seeking sites into one, which may help streamline things. As someone who assisted with the hiring in a previous job, Craigslist is often a really good resource. People posting there usually expect quick returns.

Also, if you have the option, calling or visiting a prospective employer is preferable to answering an online ad. It demonstrates real initiative and interest, and you may get an interview on the spot. With online ads, expect ridiculous wait times.

What about you?

I'm quite lucky right now and am the happiest I've ever been. I've got the woman of my dreams, the job I've been after my entire life, my family is healthy, and my friend group is lively. If there is one area that needs work, it's me - I want to learn tennis and another language, but I know I'll have time to do that in another month so I'm pretty happy about that, too haha
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3/18/2016 4:42:07 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:37:14 AM, Hayd wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

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3/18/2016 4:44:27 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:49:06 AM, Emmarie wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?
I'll be happy when I have a voice! I've spent my life being true to myself, and it has gotten me isolated from all I ever loved. I'm happy to get up and fight another day though, fight to continue resisting what the mass marketers would like to make of me. I Fight to resist conforming to any group mentality. I fight to keep my dreams alive, even if it only to hide those dreams inside of my being, since I know what expressing gets me - isolation.

It sounds like the issue isn't a lack of voice but the repercussions of using it. Remember, what's popular isn't always right and what's right isn't always popular.
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3/18/2016 4:45:18 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 2:18:53 AM, philochristos wrote:
I'm not particularly happy because I stress out all the time about life in general. I think winning the lottery would make me happier because it would relieved a lot of my stresses.

Whenever I hear people say money doesn't bring happiness, I want to say I'll be the judge of that.
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3/18/2016 4:46:08 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 2:37:22 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

Happy meaning..?

Great question! What does happiness mean to you?
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3/18/2016 4:47:33 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 3:35:37 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

No

In your life,

No

your relationships

No,

your work

No

dreams

No

self?

Meh, this is the only one that isn't a definitive no, instead it's 50/50.

Aww, dude. No =(

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I hope at least some of those are due to temporary circumstances.
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3/18/2016 4:51:13 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 3:45:43 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

'Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.

And he answered:

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.

And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.

And how else can it be?

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter"s oven?

And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Some of you say, 'Joy is greater than sorrow,' and others say, 'Nay, sorrow is the greater.'

But I say unto you, they are inseparable.

Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed."
- The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran -

Beautiful. I completely agree. When I tell people about some of the hardships I've faced growing up in poverty and facing extreme tragedy and loss, the most common response is deep pity. I understand that, but what is less often appreciated is that those experiences have allowed me to find happiness in the least likely of places and find appreciation in things I would surely have overlooked otherwise.
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3/18/2016 4:59:39 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 4:45:18 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 3/18/2016 2:18:53 AM, philochristos wrote:
I'm not particularly happy because I stress out all the time about life in general. I think winning the lottery would make me happier because it would relieved a lot of my stresses.

Whenever I hear people say money doesn't bring happiness, I want to say I'll be the judge of that.

Yeah, I'd love for them to try to prove it to me.
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3/18/2016 5:04:33 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life,
No
your relationships,
No
your work, dreams,
No.
self?
No.
If so, why? If not, what would get you there?
Idk
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3/18/2016 5:59:51 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 4:47:33 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 3/18/2016 3:35:37 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

No

In your life,

No

your relationships

No,

your work

No

dreams

No

self?

Meh, this is the only one that isn't a definitive no, instead it's 50/50.

Aww, dude. No =(

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I hope at least some of those are due to temporary circumstances

I hope so as well
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3/18/2016 2:26:33 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 4:46:08 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 3/18/2016 2:37:22 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

Happy meaning..?

Great question! What does happiness mean to you?

I don't really know. I guess I just haven't thought about it yet.
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3/18/2016 3:52:13 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 5:04:33 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life,
No
your relationships,
No
your work, dreams,
No.
self?
No.
If so, why? If not, what would get you there?
Idk

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3/18/2016 3:55:48 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 5:04:33 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life,
No
your relationships,
No
your work, dreams,
No.
self?
No.
If so, why? If not, what would get you there?
Idk

Thats what happens when your a gay socialist jew who is also gay and jewish
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3/18/2016 4:02:14 PM
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At 3/18/2016 3:55:48 PM, Reformist wrote:
At 3/18/2016 5:04:33 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life,
No
your relationships,
No
your work, dreams,
No.
self?
No.
If so, why? If not, what would get you there?
Idk

Thats what happens when your a gay socialist jew who is also gay and jewish

I'm not Jewish. By the way, stop being a cunt.
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3/18/2016 4:06:27 PM
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At 3/18/2016 3:55:48 PM, Reformist wrote:

Thats what happens when your a gay socialist jew who is also gay and jewish

Go back under the bridge from whence you came
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3/18/2016 4:07:32 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 4:02:14 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/18/2016 3:55:48 PM, Reformist wrote:
At 3/18/2016 5:04:33 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life,
No
your relationships,
No
your work, dreams,
No.
self?
No.
If so, why? If not, what would get you there?
Idk

Thats what happens when your a gay socialist jew who is also gay and jewish

I'm not Jewish. By the way, stop being a cunt.

Woah man no need to be offensive ;D

I thought you were jewish...well i guess your not that bad then
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3/18/2016 4:08:22 PM
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At 3/18/2016 4:06:27 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 3/18/2016 3:55:48 PM, Reformist wrote:

Thats what happens when your a gay socialist jew who is also gay and jewish

Go back under the bridge from whence you came

Im not poor though :D
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3/18/2016 4:10:18 PM
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At 3/18/2016 4:08:22 PM, Reformist wrote:
At 3/18/2016 4:06:27 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 3/18/2016 3:55:48 PM, Reformist wrote:

Thats what happens when your a gay socialist jew who is also gay and jewish

Go back under the bridge from whence you came

Im not poor though :D

Not today troll
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"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

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3/18/2016 4:47:05 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 4:10:18 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 3/18/2016 4:08:22 PM, Reformist wrote:
At 3/18/2016 4:06:27 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 3/18/2016 3:55:48 PM, Reformist wrote:

Thats what happens when your a gay socialist jew who is also gay and jewish

Go back under the bridge from whence you came

Im not poor though :D

Not today troll

Im a rapper
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3/18/2016 4:59:09 PM
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At 3/18/2016 4:06:27 PM, Buddamoose wrote:

Go back under the bridge from whence you came
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3/18/2016 6:00:08 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life,

Yeah, for the most part. I'm content, which is why I'm generally happy.

your relationships,

Kinda, sorta. I have a highschool sweetheart who just moved in town so we've been having lots of fun, but the one I want to really be with lives in Virginia, and I miss her greatly.

your work, dreams, self? If so, why?

Yeah work is great, I'll be happier once I begin my career, but that won't come for another 3 years. I'm happy with the current job because it provides the degree of financial freedom I enjoy at this current point in time.

If not, what would get you there?

I'll get to my true goals in 3 years, post law-school.
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3/18/2016 6:22:49 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/18/2016 12:03:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Are you happy?

In your life, your relationships, your work, dreams, self? If so, why? If not, what would get you there?

I'm pretty happy right now, albeit a bit stresses. Mock exams finished yesterday, and the real deal is coming up in May... so that's... exciting...

Relationships? Very happy. The Annie show has always been fabulous with just me. But, of course, I don't mind sharing my spotlight with Endark whenever he's here. <3
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