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Featured Are you Happy with your life?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Ahanit, Sep 5, 2016.

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  1. I am Happy and there is nothing I want to change

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    16.7%
  2. I am happy with some little points I want to change

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    20.8%
  3. I am happy most of time but there are important pointsI want to change

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    25.0%
  4. I am more happy than sad

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  5. I am not really happy with my life and I want to change it

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    8.3%
  6. My life is horror and I must change it

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  7. My life is not good but I do NOT want to change it

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  8. Other statement (please define)

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  1. Eliab ben Benjamin

    Eliab ben Benjamin Well-Known Member
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    I am generally happy with my life, despite it going from bullying of me as a short skinny
    effete boy child at school, to the pebbles on the path to adulthood, or should i better
    describe them as rocks and cliffs ....
    A matter i think of perspective and attitude, if we tend to look for positives then we use
    the negatives to move us to better and happier ... you can choose and build your own
    life ...

    IE: being bullied led to hiding in the library, reading, and becoming a nerdy geek who achieved
    great academic growth ...

    and on, every rock a challenge ....
     
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  2. Ahanit

    Ahanit Active Member

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    Intersting statement, do you think a Happy fullfilled life is a gift from God, only given to believers in him?
    Or do you mean that your life can only be happy through him, and all Happy aspects without him in your brain are Illusion?
    Excuse me I only want to understand your statement better.
     
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  3. Ahanit

    Ahanit Active Member

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    A wonderful view of life.... The easy way to a good life is an illusion, you have to work for it.... I love challenges :)
     
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  4. interminable

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    According to our religion those who are very happy in this life and have no any problems they are away of God's mercy and grace
    Simply because by problems and difficulties God will raise u and love u
    And another point is happiness can be gained by unbelievers but it's temporary
    For example the person that thinks happiness can be achieved by having good job or husband or children and so on
    If he or she looses them what he or she can do????
    Only those who are gnostic will never worry about their loss

    And there is a rule in mystery that says
    The more u are close to Allah the more u will face problems and difficulties

    And it's reason is clear because with these problems and difficulties man sees himself alone and suddenly puts all of his trust in God and forgets everything except him
     
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  5. Ahanit

    Ahanit Active Member

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    But if you have gone through many difficulties and reached a point a fullfiled Happy life don't you think you have earned it?
    - thinking about myself and my path to this point I have reached now-

    That Quote is new for me. I Ever thought it is like the nearer to God is to have a fullfiled life because dificulties do not touch you any more, like some Christian comunitys see it.
    In my path I myself am the creator of my life, when I lost something I love, I have done somthing false :)
     
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    If someone reaches this level that fears Noone except Allah and in every aspect of his life sees God's hands he has already gained salvation and in this level death or life being wealthy or poor or eminent or anonymous are the same to him
    But if he fails to reach this level everything that he has gained is subject to be lost
    A gnostic has no anything he sees everything he has a property that belongs to God even his intelligence and imagination are powered by God
    This person never thinks that I'm the only one that created his life

    That statement is popular among gnostic
    It's poem is
    هر که در این بزم مقرب تر است جام بلا بیشترش می دهند

    And notice that Allah says in his book that
    If belivers were strong enough in their beliefs I made unbeliever's houses of silver
    This a reason u see some countries are like what u said
     
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  7. Kelly of the Phoenix

    Kelly of the Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I voted "other". I've kinda given up that happiness is a thing, so it's more like "My life doesn't suck as bad as it has".
     
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  8. Guy Threepwood

    Guy Threepwood Mighty Pirate

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    That's a good question! in the relative scheme of things, I don't have a darn thing to complain about- but like most I still do.

    It's always good to count our blessings, and yes we can do this in a way-independently from religion, but for me, gratitude, giving thanks for all I have been given- helps me appreciate everything far more

    I think this is the main reason religious people tend to poll more 'happy' but it's just my theory
     
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  9. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Personally, I am quite happy now after a long battle with schizophrenia.

    I put it down to a lot of reading and meditation. Didn't happen overnight!

    If you wanna good book about happiness - try "Happiness" by Matthieu Ricard.

    All the best!
     
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  10. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    My favorite theologian, and I love his books!
     
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    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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  12. bubbleguppy

    bubbleguppy Serial Forum Observer

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    I am happy with my life half the time; right now being one of the happy times. My attitude seemingly switches without reason or rhyme, however, and though it may very well not be the case, it feels uncontrollable. But the sad times make my empathy stronger all around, and for that I am grateful.
     
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  13. Ahanit

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    As Ive said before, the fast way is an Illusion. I have no Experience with schizophrenia but as Autist I can retrace the difficulties to find ways out to a nearly normal life. Meditation is allways a good way to study the self and to unravel knots in the aware and unaware Parts of the self.

    I Never read Books about Happiness, but it may be interesting to read... maybe I can find a German Translation :)

    Very inteesting explanation Thank You for sharing.

    To Thank is always a good Idea Equal if you are part of religion or not. if you do not define a Deity or god as origin of your blessings, there are always people, writings thoughts which inspires you to go forward and reach the life you wish.

    Interesting Theory, we will see what the poll says at the end :)
     
  14. viole

    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    I feel very happy. Especially now that summer is almost over :)

    Actually, my religious (dis)beliefs did not seem to affect my happiness. I would say I am as
    happy today as I was when I was a Christian, and the transition to my current naturalism was an exhilarating path.

    Tschüß

    - viole
     
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    I am happy with my life and have no desire to change anything. With G-d's help, my eyes were opened to all the bounty in my life.
     
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  16. Rick O'Shez

    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    Same here, heat is just too hot!
     
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  17. Rick O'Shez

    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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