VeggieBoards banner
1 - 20 of 65 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,299 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Why do or don't you perceive yourself as such? How do you think that others see you?

Me? I am a happy person. I'm generally satisfied with my life in all of the big areas that matter to me (family, friends, faith, health, career). I have bad days, and even bad weeks. I even have MDD, but actively manage that every day, just as I do my diabetes.

I think that others perceive me as happy as well. I really do enjoy life, and I think that can be contageous. My "people" are there for me for better or worse, as am I for them. Even at my most depressed, I'm acutely aware of my fantastic support system and that makes me happy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,419 Posts
I'm not a "happy person" in general all though I do have times (can be a few moments to a few weeks) when I'm quite content and pretty happy. Day to day I'm not. I'm too aware of the fact that there are a lot of horrible things that go on in the world that are controlled by a small narrow group of people who essentially own the world and exploit and enslave the rest of us (including animals) and within that comes the frustration of feeling trapped in a life imposed on me. This is not a "happy making" frame of mind. Religion, politicians, pedophiles, corporations and the willfully ignorant masses who make up the bewildered herd known as the American public make it hard to be happy most of the time.
 

·
Ankle Biter
Joined
·
9,044 Posts
For the most part, I would say that I am a happy person. I have sad, pessimistic periods, but my "normal" state is optimistic. I am content.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,445 Posts
I'm not really a happy person, and that makes me sad (haha)
Especially in the past few months I have been trying to make a conscious effort to be more optimistic and all "you are as happy as you choose to be!" but then I go through a funk

I shouldn't complain and I do have it pretty good...I just need to remind myself of that.

I would definitely say I'm "content" but I wish I was the type of person who is just happy and bubbly and enjoys the little things in life
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,728 Posts
I'm human. I fluctuate. I work at keeping positive. I believe it's much healthier to focus on positve, happy thoughts, memories, people and such and so operate from this space as much as I am able.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,945 Posts
I used to seek perfection and was less happy than I am now that I just try to get what I can out of life. I wish I would have figured that out earlier. I'm a pretty happy person, but I occasionally fall into pits of despair.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
824 Posts
I try to be positive and 'happy' but I think trying to attain one state constantly is a pretty pointless endeavour. When I was depressed, eventually just being depressed didn't feel like anything because I couldn't even remember what not being depressed was, and that became 'normal.' I don't want to be constantly happy, but I think I would like to be happy a little more often than I am now maybe.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
8,995 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by *AHIMSA* View Post

I'm human. I fluctuate. I work at keeping positive. I believe it's much healthier to focus on positve, happy thoughts, memories, people and such and so operate from this space as much as I am able.


Other than the depression which has been a struggle for me all my adult life (a rather sizeable "other than"!
), I think I'm a pretty happy person. The little things in life bring me happiness, and I think that is a gift with which I have been blessed.
 

·
Herbivorous Urchin
Joined
·
9,077 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappa View Post

I try to be positive and 'happy' but I think trying to attain one state constantly is a pretty pointless endeavour. When I was depressed, eventually just being depressed didn't feel like anything because I couldn't even remember what not being depressed was, and that became 'normal.' I don't want to be constantly happy, but I think I would like to be happy a little more often than I am now maybe.
I dunno, I'm happy almost all the time until something bad happens, and i always recognize that as happy. You know that elated feeling you get sometimes, where you're just jumping out of your skin happy you're so happy? That's like the next step up.
 
1 - 20 of 65 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top