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nora80



Joined: 18 Feb 2009
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Location: Busan, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: ARE YOU HAPPY? Reply with quote

Being at the age of 30, I can't help asking myself 'Are you happy?'
Usually in Korea, people start the second chapter of their lives around this age by getting a job or married.
As for me, it's been about 3 years since I started working as a public servant. I'm satisfied with my job
because it's very stable and not as stressful as those in private companies.
But on the other hand, it doesn't give me such an excitement or sense of accomplishment as Kim Yuna(figure skater)
might have felt when she won the gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Game.
I don't have a boyfriend now, but that doesn't make me feel sad or depressed because I don't want my life to be dependent on him.
Of course, it would be better to be with someone I love, but those times when I'm alone are also important to me
because I can fully focus on myself trying to be aware of who I am, where I'm going, what I should do, etc.

And this question 'Are you happy?' may be the most fundamental one, from which my path to self-discovery beggins.
And I really want to hear from other people, too, if they have begun their journey to find the happiness.
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khunpiin



Joined: 26 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: I am happy Reply with quote

Basically the simple things make me happy. Yes i can say now that i am a happy person. I have learned to appreciate all that i have and to be content with myself, although it took a lot to realize that finally. I make the best out of my everyday even if sometimes things donít go so great. Just staying positive towards everything makes life so much better. Very Happy
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nora80



Joined: 18 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Happiness for the young Reply with quote

Hi khunpiin~ I'm not sure you will read this post because it's too late..
But I can't help asking you again 'How did you come to realize the true happiness of daily life?'
I have a job, I don't a serious disease, being a single doesn't makes me feel sad, I have a hobby(drawing) to enjoy my free time,
I have enough time and money to do whatever I want! But why do I still feel lost?
Just satisfying the needs doesn't necessarily lead to the great pleasure, overwhelming joy, or deep impression on my heart.
Especially for the youngsters who want to explore the whole world and live an extraordinary life, those simple things may be a little boring..
I'm not trying to say that your happiness is too humble. I know we will never realize the true meaning of happiness
unless we let go of such sweet illusions that a successful life should be full of adventures and outstanding accomplishments.
I know that at the end of the long journey to find the happiness, we'll come to understand that nothing is more precious and important than the simple things.
But it takes a lot of trials and errors to realize that, and it seems you have already pass through the time.
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PeterAlex



Joined: 31 Dec 2013
Posts: 54
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might seem a little, shall we say, mood-ring era to suggest taking a happiness quiz. Many people, however, "are so used to being unhappy that they barely notice it." Using the latest research, I have devised an emotional checkup based on the theory that happiness develops from a number of internal qualities, including courage, love, humor, altruism, and a sense of freedom and purpose. This quiz will guide you in the right direction for finding your happiness.
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