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Have you found your happiness? Or do you still feel empty once in a while?

Asked by robdamel (791points) March 18th, 2011

Have you found your happiness yet? Do you wake up in the morning feeling like life is too good?

Or do you still stumble through life, feeling empty and without purpose (once in a while)?

What do you live for?

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Cruiser's avatar

I have achieved goals I never thought I would and still not even close to being happy. I live each day like there is no tomorrow and if another one comes, I make it a point to tell my gal I still love her. That day is then a good day. ;)

harple's avatar

I have yet to find my happiness… I still look for it from others, which I know is not the way, so for now, no, I have yet to find it…. At some point I’ll learn how to look for it from myself.

I have, for the most part, though, found peace… and that’s a good place to wake up in each morning.

wundayatta's avatar

I dunno about happiness. I have found appreciation. My life is filled to the brim with things to be grateful for. Sometimes it’s overwhelming.

There are times when I’ve been very down, and yet, I am grateful for that, too. I learned so much. It was very interesting. I think that as long as my life is intense, then I’ll be glad I’m living it. If it falls into boredom, then I might as well not be around.

The nice thing about those two thing is that they are completely under my control. I can choose to be bored or interested. Mostly I choose being interested and curious and inquisitive. It’s a great way to connect with other interesting people. It seems like many people hunger for someone to be interested in them.

I think happiness is a process or a journey. It is a way of living. It’s not a goal. It’s not a place you end up in. It’s a way of living life. And if you master the art of happiness, then you can be happy even in the worst moments of your life.

MissAnthrope's avatar

No, I have not. Life is about 90% suffering for me, 10% joy. Most of that joy comes from drugs of some sort (caffeine, alcohol, cannabis), food, and sex. The one thing in life that I really want and that would make my life very full of joy, is constantly denied me. I figure life mostly sucks, so I have to take my joy and pleasure where I can.

Aster's avatar

I had it then lost it. I hope and think that it’ll be back sometime in the future. ): It is not an empty feeling, no. It’s a constant sadness. I am living proof a person can be very sad and still smile and laugh. :/

Scooby's avatar

I get emptied every other weekend or so, depends who’s got some free time ;-)
Always makes me happy…………
I live to work though, that’s my passion….. :-/

janbb's avatar

Find it, lose it, find it, lose it, find it….

When I have it, it is from my reading, my teaching, my art, my sons, my friends, my walks and my husband.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’m pretty grumpy in the morning. However, I count my lucky stars often. I have love and beautiful children in my life. I live in America, guaranteed a privilege existence in comparison to hundreds of thousands others. I’ve never felt empty inside except during depression which I treated with meds.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I’m not happy on the whole and I still feel empty from time to time but I have some wonderful blessings in my life that make the shitty moments worthwhile.

flutherother's avatar

I found happiness twice and lost it twice. I am generally fairly content with my life and I have two nice children and so I can’t complain.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

In my experience, my greatest feelings of happiness are when I know I’m taking care of the people closest to me, even if we don’t always have the best of means.

picante's avatar

There is much in my life for which I am immensely grateful and appreciative, and I do take joy in many things (usually simple things). Yet I have a profound sadness that most will never know. I blame this endless, yearning need for happiness on unrequited parental love– most specifically, my father. No amount of life achievements, friendships, love, intellectualism or therapy has ever done more than dull this for the briefest of times. I know that I’m codependent, as I do look to the love of another to fill the void; and I tend to dive much too deep when entering a new well of perceived love. I’ve recently been badly, badly hurt by the loss of a (perceived) friendship, so I’m in my down cycle right now. Wish I could rise above this someday.

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