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Happiness is a string of moments, not a state of being since happiness is fleeting. To me happiness is spending time doing things that bring me joy, with people that bring me joy. Add to that a job that gives me purpose, and voila! Seems like a simplistic view of happiness but there are things that complicate this simple formula. Responsibilities, taxes, politics, identity, the list goes on. We can use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to extrapolate a lot of things that get in the way of happiness. But to keep this one short, the only way to get closer to happiness is to do something about your current situation.

March 15, 2019
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I'm working on this. I'll let you know. The only thing I am certain of right now is that happiness is not found in manufactured food and chemicals parading around as food.

March 12, 2019
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Get rid of ego and desire. I want happiness. Take out "I" and "want" and you're left with "happiness".

March 12, 2019
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What is happiness to you? How do you think others should find and create their own happiness?

(the most recent answers are at the top)
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How do you find happiness?

Balance. Balance in work, play, rest, and good health.

October 19, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

By getting closer to The Original Essence of Measure and avoiding The Entropy and Chaos. Everything is relative, and each level has the same struggle between The Original Essence of Measure and The Entropy

July 20, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness is a string of moments, not a state of being since happiness is fleeting. To me happiness is spending time doing things that bring me joy, with people that bring me joy. Add to that a job that gives me purpose, and voila! Seems like a simplistic view of happiness but there are things that complicate this simple formula. Responsibilities, taxes, politics, identity, the list goes on. We can use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to extrapolate a lot of things that get in the way of happiness. But to keep this one short, the only way to get closer to happiness is to do something about your current situation.

March 15, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

I'm working on this. I'll let you know. The only thing I am certain of right now is that happiness is not found in manufactured food and chemicals parading around as food.

March 12, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

Get rid of ego and desire. I want happiness. Take out "I" and "want" and you're left with "happiness".

March 12, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

By aligning thoughts, words and actions

February 6, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

Wanting what you already have and making progress. If today is better than yesterday we will have grown and in growth there is progress.

February 26, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

By turning your attention to other things.

January 4, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

Doing what puts you in flow on a day to day basis, feeling like your mind is challenged, surrounding yourself with good people, and having a balance of what your time is spent on.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Belly rubs, warm sunny spots, and zero responsibility.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

July 24, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail.

July 24, 2018
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How do you find happiness?

I want to be able to be alone, to find it nourishing - not just a waiting.

July 24, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World - he that has these two, has little more to wish for - and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

In soup. See questions before.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Through complete and constant awareness, attention, and conscious union with the infinite.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Purrmobiles go vroom.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Life is a filthy river we swim in towards our end. We have two kinds of happiness - hopeless surrender to the filthy current or hard learning to fulfill oneself.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you're in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot. Happiness depends upon ourselves.

July 14, 2018
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How do you find happiness?

Work and play, balanced as best as possible.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Find gratitude, even if the gratitude is only that you can understand the concept.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Skiing in fresh powder in the morning mountain air.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

I'm always looking, trying to realize my highest potential as I feel it to be, which makes me miserable most of the time. Then, in an odd moment, there is transient sensation of blessedness.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

I am building a brain.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

I worry constantly about my children. This technique does not work.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

There is no happiness. There is joy, satisfaction, laughter or feeling happy. All we can do is to concentrate on situations in which we react with such emotions. Happy emotions are our brain rewards for ourselves. This could be destructive.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness can be found in all enjoyable things. Happiness is temporary and fleeting. It is relevant but not transcendent to satisfaction.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

By focusing on the good and letting go of the bad. Because there will always be bad trying to drag you down, if you let it. And good is always waiting to be discovered.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

You have been born with your own happiness, it may be hidden in you, try to restore it.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

When I was young it was pretty easy and faster - good books, a quiet place to read, companionship, sex, beer for self-medication, learning. 

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness exists like all components of the universe in itself and it is part of your nature and it just has to express itself and it is found.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Be knowing that happiness is not anything that is to be found. It is, and exists in every moment. The greatest thing that hinders our happiness is our mind telling us that we need something else to be happy.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Between unhappiness.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

To live without expectations although with full attention to the present.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Momentary happiness is found in giving, gratitude, enjoying the present. Long-term fulfillment is found in creation, having impact, feeling significant, and being true to oneself.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Being true to our nature. The difficult thing is finding out what our nature is.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Stop searching for it and practice free will, if it exists that is. But mostly, spend time doing what you enjoy and with people who make you laugh. A major key to finding happiness is cutting out drama.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Meditation and mindfulness in a broad sense. Searching for the heart of gold. Your own. Fighting to be good and dancing along.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

By doing something I love because I love it, not because it takes me toward some other goal.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

By balancing the thoughts in your mind with the actions of your body. A steady mind is a happy mind.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Don't look for it. Be yourself and let happiness find you.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

When we realize that searching for it is pointless, for it's not the circumstances, but the approach that allows us to obtain happiness. Life is not a quest, it simply is, we may choose to smile with along or to keep struggling in a rat race.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold. The feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

First you have to know and understand yourself. All you have is this life. You are responsible for your life. So don't let others tell you what to do, don't be afraid of messing up or embarrassing yourself. Find love, find what you love to do.

July 9, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

You have to love yourself.

January 15, 2017
7

How do you find happiness?

With effort and intention of love, curiosity and gratitude, the results exceed expectations. It is transient, subjective and trainable. Practice to become happiable- ready for happiness.

January 15, 2017
7

How do you find happiness?

Traveling through life with intention but without expectation. Balancing my ambition for the future and my musings on the past with living in the present moment.

January 15, 2017
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination.

March 1, 2017
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How do you find happiness?

At the end of a unique spiritual journey.

March 1, 2017
7

How do you find happiness?

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

January 15, 2017
7

How do you find happiness?

It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.

July 24, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

There is no happiness. There is joy, satisfaction, laughter or feeling happy. All we can do is to concentrate on situations in which we react with such emotions. Happy emotions are our brain rewards for ourselves. This could be destructive.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness exists like all components of the universe in itself and it is part of your nature and it just has to express itself and it is found.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Be knowing that happiness is not anything that is to be found. It is, and exists in every moment. The greatest thing that hinders our happiness is our mind telling us that we need something else to be happy.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

With effort and intention of love, curiosity and gratitude, the results exceed expectations. It is transient, subjective and trainable. Practice to become happiable- ready for happiness.

January 15, 2017
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness is a string of moments, not a state of being since happiness is fleeting. To me happiness is spending time doing things that bring me joy, with people that bring me joy. Add to that a job that gives me purpose, and voila! Seems like a simplistic view of happiness but there are things that complicate this simple formula. Responsibilities, taxes, politics, identity, the list goes on. We can use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to extrapolate a lot of things that get in the way of happiness. But to keep this one short, the only way to get closer to happiness is to do something about your current situation.

March 15, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

I'm working on this. I'll let you know. The only thing I am certain of right now is that happiness is not found in manufactured food and chemicals parading around as food.

March 12, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

Get rid of ego and desire. I want happiness. Take out "I" and "want" and you're left with "happiness".

March 12, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

By aligning thoughts, words and actions

February 6, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

Wanting what you already have and making progress. If today is better than yesterday we will have grown and in growth there is progress.

February 26, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

By turning your attention to other things.

January 4, 2019
7

How do you find happiness?

Doing what puts you in flow on a day to day basis, feeling like your mind is challenged, surrounding yourself with good people, and having a balance of what your time is spent on.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Through complete and constant awareness, attention, and conscious union with the infinite.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you're in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

I worry constantly about my children. This technique does not work.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Happiness can be found in all enjoyable things. Happiness is temporary and fleeting. It is relevant but not transcendent to satisfaction.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

By focusing on the good and letting go of the bad. Because there will always be bad trying to drag you down, if you let it. And good is always waiting to be discovered.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

You have been born with your own happiness, it may be hidden in you, try to restore it.

July 14, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Stop searching for it and practice free will, if it exists that is. But mostly, spend time doing what you enjoy and with people who make you laugh. A major key to finding happiness is cutting out drama.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Meditation and mindfulness in a broad sense. Searching for the heart of gold. Your own. Fighting to be good and dancing along.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

When we realize that searching for it is pointless, for it's not the circumstances, but the approach that allows us to obtain happiness. Life is not a quest, it simply is, we may choose to smile with along or to keep struggling in a rat race.

July 13, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

First you have to know and understand yourself. All you have is this life. You are responsible for your life. So don't let others tell you what to do, don't be afraid of messing up or embarrassing yourself. Find love, find what you love to do.

July 9, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Traveling through life with intention but without expectation. Balancing my ambition for the future and my musings on the past with living in the present moment.

January 15, 2017
7

How do you find happiness?

You have to love yourself.

January 15, 2017
7

How do you find happiness?

Belly rubs, warm sunny spots, and zero responsibility.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

Purrmobiles go vroom.

July 15, 2018
7

How do you find happiness?

When I was young it was pretty easy and faster - good books, a quiet place to read, companionship, sex, beer for self-medication, learning. 

July 13, 2018
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