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So, I'd like to know: Are you happy? Do you consider yourself happy, or do people generally think that you're happier than you actually are?

Posting anonymously is encouraged. I'll also be turning off IP-logging for this post.

(original entry by Jai is here: http://jaiwithani.livejournal.com/124853.html?view=874933)
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From: (Anonymous) Date: May 30th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am happy, quite happy. I'm a very happy person. BUT I think very few people recognize that, because I am (quite often) extremely intense and anxiety-ridden. But, in a weird, disparate way I've never been able to explain, my anxiety has no bearing on my happiness.

It's like this--if I had just recently become anxious, then it would probably deteriorate my quality of life. But I've ALWAYS been anxious. My mother used to say that she didn't realize toddlers could be stressed out until she had me. Is it a disorder? Probably. But it's like blindness or deafness...I can't miss being relaxed because I've never been truly relaxed.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 30th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Before you ask other people, you should tell us first if you yourself are happy or not.
and I'm extremely happy.
10101 From: 10101 Date: May 30th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am happy! I try to encourage positivity and to have people look at what they have in their lives to be grateful for - so I am quite the sun spot, so to speak. I do have trouble relaxing sometimes and I do get anxious, but I recognize when I start to get that way and try my usual list of tactics to calm myself down.
blackenedevn From: blackenedevn Date: May 30th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
do you actually want to know, or even care to know if everyone who's going to respond to this are happy or not?
ibneko From: ibneko Date: May 30th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Am curious, so yes, I would care?
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 30th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
No. I'd guess most people think I'm happier than I am, or--if they guess I'm not--misidentify the reasons.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 30th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unless something big happens, I'm usually happy, or at least content. I'll sometimes go through a couple days of depression, but I've noticed it's very rare and probably due to hormones.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 30th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am only happy when I'm involved in something I enjoy. Otherwise I'm just okay. Most people think I am happier than I actually am.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 30th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the idea that you can be identified as happy, or that there is actually an objective happiness axis, is a marketing concept.

Certainly I enjoy being alive a lot, but sometimes I'm in a pretty dark state of mind while doing so.
From: notebk24 Date: May 30th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy is a hard concept to define. Sure, I'm happy, but am I satisfied with where I am in life? That'd probably be a no.

Happy comes from slowing down, seeing all the things around you and enjoying them. I can do that, sometimes. I try to do that but most times that's hard cuz of how fast the world is now.
shiroi_lolita From: shiroi_lolita Date: May 31st, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree! Where I am in life right now = PREPARING FOR THE MCAT!
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 30th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that depends on the person. Sometimes I am an incredibly happy person, a complete optimist, yet at other times, and around specific people, I break down. So some people think I am happy-go-lucky, and others think I should check in to a mental health clinic.

In actuality? I am mainly happy. Always striving to do whatever I can to become more so. Who isn't? Life is about finding happiness for oneself, and keeping it.
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