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Happiness, Purpose, or Humor?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Sunstone, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Sunstone

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    If you had to pick between one of these three options, which would you pick and why?

    Happiness in life.

    Purpose or meaning in life.

    An unsinkable sense of humor.


    Note: One option might or might not lead to the others.
     
  2. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Humor.It's the only thing I got.(What am I still doing up it's almost 10:00pm...)
     
  3. Amanaki

    Amanaki The truth lay within you.

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    Purpose& meaning with life
     
  4. beenherebeforeagain

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    I cannot imagine happiness in life without an unsinkable sense of humor, nor the reverse. Purpose or meaning in life I can imagine without either, but I'd much prefer the state of having purpose or meaning in life, plus an unsinkable sense of humor, which would lead to great happiness...
     
  5. Unveiled Artist

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    Definitely humor. Meaning second (but I can't separate that from humor). Happiness? I never thought about that.
     
  6. adrian009

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    Happiness. If we are not happy in this day, what day are we waiting for?

    I could have profound knowledge about the meaning of life, but if I'm depressed what good does it do?

    Same deal with humour. An sinkable sense of humour apparently didn't ward off profound depression for Robin Williams.
     
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  7. Workman

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    I will take happiness in life,
    Then life will give back happiness to its meaning for purpose,
    Purposely being unsinkable,
    With GREAT sense of humor.
     
  8. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    To me they are three sides of the same coin. Purpose brings happiness which manifests as humor. And it's not just my opinion Purpose in Life = Happiness
     
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  9. Deeje

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    Sorry but I'm not choosing....who says I have to?...I'll keep all three thanks. :)
     
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  10. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    Happiness in life. No matter what happens I'll be able to be happy, which would require a healthy sense of humour.
    To find purpose requires a healthy amount of happiness and humour, IMO
     
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  11. Firemorphic

    Firemorphic Whatever, tell me something I haven't heard before

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    The middle one because from some sense of knowing who/how/where you are creates some level of what may be termed "happiness" and allows for humor to grow as a result.
     
  12. JJ50

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    I hope my life is meaningful and purposeful. I am far from perfect, but I do try to help others when I can.
     
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  13. Jumi

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    Purpose, because you get more of the other two for free when you have it. I'd put happiness second, but can you really be happy without having some humor too?
     
  14. SalixIncendium

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    I can't pick one because they're all interconnected. This, to me, is akin to asking me if I had to pick either the brain, the heart, or the lungs, which one would I pick. None of these can survive in the absence of the two others.
     
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