Music1 min ago
Happy? or Contented?
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I don't think you can ever be content with life until you understand that happiness is a state of mind the same as misery, the same as hope is the opposite of despair, you can't have one without the other. We can't seek happiness because while we are seeking we are not living freely, we are consciously following a path to an end. I don't think there is any freedom in that. Happiness makes us feel pleasure and when we are not happy we feel pain. If we could live accepting that pain and pleasure, happiness and misery, love and hate are all within us and no state of mind is permanent then maybe we could spend less energy worrying about ourselves and extend some love and co-operation to other humans....
Or I have just been smoking too much weed? :)
bob you are grasshopper,don't shave the barnet though( very apt for you eh?) you should remember what you wrote they are very wise words, sounded like a quote from dickens,
Julie,I did not realise you had been through so much,no wonder you have come out the other side a lovely lady,take care, Ray xx
guys thank you all so much for your answers. I agree with all of you to some extent...esp about having to go through the bad to really appreciate the good times when they come. Ray and Julie, you guys seem to epitomise that. Both had tough times, but are two of the nicest, most decent people on here, who both seem to have a real enjoyment and liking for life, and people generally. To me, you both seem happy and content :o)
dilf - I don't need to say anything, do I? x
Bob - I could never be complacent with you, that would be fraught with danger ;o)