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In the pursuit of happiness, the hard part is knowing when you've caught up.

Benthoven 8 Apr 30
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I found mine and I am holding on to it.

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A late friend of mine defined happiness as those moments of relief in life when the misery is more bearable than it has been.

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That's a good one. I think it's more of a state of mind.

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"Happiness isn't getting what you want. It's wanting what you have."

its easier than that. happiness is when your happy

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The more you pursue, the more it moves away.

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Guess I better start looking for it.

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That’s why happiness is a continuous journey.

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Really, why?

I don't know Leigh, I am surprised as I know very well when i am happy, and when I am pissed off angry sad tired etc I think if we didnt have a range of emotions we would indeed be in the soup.

@jacpod " It has been said that happiness is not an emotion but a state of being." Emotions are transitory.

@jacpod it would be very boring that's for sure.

@dare2dream thats the same as any emotion but still doesnt explain what you mean. im often happy when i get something i want, like 100%.

@LeighShelton : I think we are using different definitions of the word happy. It can be used to mean an emotion - which is transitory. It can also be used as a state of being such as contentment - which is a state of being.

I feel joy at times but it goes away. There are some ways in which I am content. That has more meaning because it is not as transitory.

@dare2dream very true but happy does partly mean getting what you want like the love of your life which is contentment or the item say on a birthday that makes you happy for a little while.

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