What can we do to be happy in life? How can we avoid being unhappy? Four psychologists give their advice.

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What do you do to be happy? Which of the advice in the text do you think is good advice? Are happiness levels high in your country?

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melogurman 28 August, 2017 - 15:23

Many people strive for happiness and happy life without knowing that they are already head over heals with happiness. It's not a secret, that the majority have a certain job and soe food to eat, place to sleep, some friends and family, but still fly off the handle in case of just a small problem. To my mind, being is high spirits is not onle having above-mentioned feel-good factor or communicating heart-to-heart thing.
All I believe it is finding yourself in life, your true mission in this marvelous world that makes one happy. So the psychologist who mentioned about paying to ones strengths and the "flow" must be somewhere rigth.

Just an oppinion flying by )

p.s. like rain more than the sun :)

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FRANGOGA 20 July, 2017 - 19:30

After reading the statements from the different psychologist, I could be in agreement with most of them. I don't know, at least from my own experience, it seems to me that advices from A to C are kind of logical, however I differ from D. If I've learned something in my life, overcoming oneself weak points is something that can provide loads of happiness. Nevertheless, and to be honest, I would firstly recommend to find the happiness by following advices from first psychologist. Having a balanced body-main status, a strong relationship network and some weekly high-flow experiences are the first step to feel good with onesefl and with each other. I would like to finish making mention of another factor I consider importanat but it has not be alluded in the text: the weather. Some studies have demonstrated strong linkers between happiness and a good weather. Maybe that is the reason why in Spain, country with an enviable weather all along the year, we have the highest levels of happiness of Europe.

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catastrophe 24 July, 2017 - 11:33

Whoa. I ever knew that!!! But I don't think it's not just true, 'cause, I'm usually happier on rainy days rather than sunny ones!!! ✌

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Elsa007 25 July, 2017 - 13:52

Whoa---!
You should visit and join in Photo caption 093 right away, catastrophe! :)))

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Elsa007 27 July, 2017 - 00:38

I got it!
Are you …. a frog, by any chance, catastrophe?? :)))
Aha ha, happy confident unique frog! ;)

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catastrophe 27 July, 2017 - 11:57

Wow, you guessed it right! I am a cheeky little frog, you know. And one of the wittiest, too. I've escaped many tricky shoes and wedges (I wouldn't like to mention heels, they're way too dumb) and I'm the star of my friends!!! But you see, a huge phenomenon changed my life. A catastrophe, in reality. I was just sleeping, and overnight... Well, it's indescribable. All I know is that in the morning when I looked at the mirror, I saw not a frog, but a...
A...
A...
Pikachu!!!! A Pikachu that can turn into a human anytime it wants!!! So, I hope now you know, why my name is catastrophe!!!! :)))) ✌

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Elsa007 29 July, 2017 - 11:35

Herhaw!!
(Jobbed!) Of course, I expected you turned out to be a "prince!!" but a "picachu??" What--??
Aha ha ha, don't worry, Pica is a hero nowadays anyway? ;))

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catastrophe 2 August, 2017 - 12:17

Yeah, of course. Anyways, how many people playing Pokemon Go haven't looked for Pikachu? That includes me too!! And Pikachu is always my cute little hero! Pi-ka-chuuu!!! ✌

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hadia 29 July, 2017 - 10:46

Wow. You really have your way with describing things. I love your writing.
Why don't you start writing something big. I'd be the first one to grab the copy. :)

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catastrophe 29 July, 2017 - 16:46

Hmm... Something big, huh? Let's see. How about a whole novel on a girl who is so optimistic that happiness is all that surrounds her? And the title of the book is... Hadia(sorry, if it's not you're real name!!!) !!! Anyway, I am on my way to writing a fantasy novel based on dragons, only that I don't have a rigid plot in hand. Can you help me please?? ✌

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Elsa007 1 August, 2017 - 04:52

Sounds interesting! In addition to your fantasy novel, I'm curious to know the novel 'PicaFrog'! He's full of great imagination which makes him look a bit claustral. But in fact, he's a noble prince who is destined to save good people from malicious deeds. People call him "PicaFrog!"!
Ordinary....,??

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catastrophe 2 August, 2017 - 12:21

Wow, great idea! PicaFrog, huh? Well, I know Froakie, Greeninja and lot of frog Pokemon, but this is quite different, right? So, let's see... Since my story is based on dragons, let's keep it this way. PicaFrog was supposed to get eggs for the palace since the maids are on a leave, gone for the annual Spring Festival. Though he hoped to get hen eggs, he ended up with one unnoticed dragon egg in his basket. And when it hatched...

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hadia 1 August, 2017 - 18:37

How about a Teenager who draws light even from the darkest alleys? Elsa-the wonderful :)
Ha ha. I guess we all should write about one another or Rather write about three friends.
PicaFrog (sounds so interesting!). I am eager to read about it. Please write soon Catastrophe. I am not a patient person! :))))

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Elsa007 2 August, 2017 - 15:46

Thank you Hadia! :))

Yeah, that's a good idea!
Maybe, Catastrophe can write about "Hadia-A super optimistic girl",
Me, "Hello, PicaFrog",
and "Elsa-the wonderful!" :)))

I'm spoiling for reading these stories!
Well, well.....where can we start?

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catastrophe 2 August, 2017 - 12:23

Whoa, that would be just awesome! The three musketeers,
Hadia the scholar
Elsa the princess
And Catastrophe the... Monkey?

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Elsa007 3 August, 2017 - 13:07

Wow, what a charming comparison! Three musketeers, I like it!
Haida-Aramis
Catastorophe-Athos
Elsa- Porthos
Ha ha! Let's put ourselves down :)))

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catastrophe 8 August, 2017 - 12:47

By the way, why don't you suggest a good name for yourself, Elsa? The same goes for you too hadia!!! Let's see... Maybe we all can meet at a point in that story!!! ✌

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Elsa007 23 July, 2017 - 04:45

Yeah…. that's a good point!
We creatures are unconsciously much influenced by our surroundings including the weather.
People living in a sunny country look happier than those who are in a gloomy weather which often lets our feelings down because of the low pressure…
But all in all, happiness resides in a state of mind of each person. :)

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hadia 22 July, 2017 - 16:00

Hi Frangoga!
I agree!
Weather has a great influence on our mood. It reflects from our heart how we feel. Sometimes a Windy day makes us feel so full of ourselves rather than a hot summer day. And change is necessary; It's kinda inevitable. So, here in Pakistan, we are quite lucky to enjoy four different seasons all the year. :))) Mood changes, :)

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catastrophe 15 July, 2017 - 10:55

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!! ✌
Isn't it something we all have learnt from childhood? As a kid, this poem always kept nagging me. I was supposed to clap only when I was happy. But whenever my teacher recited the poem, I found myself clapping. As this little nagging grew troublesome, I couldn't stop myself from asking my teacher about it. And guess what she said?
"It's not just a poem; it tells us that people are meant to be happy always. We should be ready to clap anytime."
As a kid of five, this seemed a bit tough to understand, but after getting used to my mum's lectures, I got used to it. To be happy, you gotta just believe!!! ✌

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mjruizam 15 July, 2017 - 08:36

From my point of view, it's very important to have goals in our life for being happier and motivated because you have something for fighting every day. In orther words you have a motivation. To be honest, I like putting to myself new challenges and goals every day because this encourage me to keep going until the end even though sometimes it isn't easy

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Lunanga 19 June, 2017 - 12:48

Okay,what's makes me happy is to be focused to what I am doin'.
And if someone asks me "What's the levels of happiness in your country?" I cannot response to that 'cause I'm kinda antisocial and I am interested in others' feelings.

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fay4 12 June, 2017 - 10:55

I actually don't do specific thing to be happy ... it depends on the case , for example being happy in winter is drinking something hot however being happy in summer is sitting down below the air conditioning . The most useful advice in my opinion were A and C because it is only about the person ... in some ways people don't have good people around them .. so they have to stand alone and that doesn't mean they can't be happy !
Unfortunately happiness level in my country isn't high :/ .

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Elsa007 13 June, 2017 - 15:35

Wow, good to hear that you're a mentor for happiness!
Another example for being happy in a rainy day is listening to the cozy sound of rain while reading a book and to be happy in a sunny day is just looking up the blue sky and watching moving clouds.
Hmm.... cloud nine!

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wiseteen 23 May, 2017 - 19:21

my HAPPINESS consists in my FAITH. Being grateful to the Almighty, for everything I have... knowing that everything will be okay in the end, and if it isn't okay, it's not the end, just believing in this can draw a smile on my face. Just knowing that the Almighty loves me and won't make anything that will harm me in the future, even if it seems hard to accept it in the present. Sometimes GOOD things fall apart so that BETTER things come together, that's my principle in my life, and that's why, thanks to God, I'm happy :) <3

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hadia 24 May, 2017 - 08:43

Yes. Absolutely! Faith is the seed from which happiness evolves. Nearer to Almighty, Nearer to happiness, :)

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