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Tis the season of Good Will and Joyfullness ...survey ...what does Joy mean to You ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ratikala, Dec 25, 2014.

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  1. personal happiness and enjoyment

    42.9%
  2. sharing hapiness and enjoyment with others

    57.1%
  3. bringing happiness and Joy to others

    42.9%
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  1. ratikala

    ratikala Istha gosthi

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    as a spin off from a another thread the subject of Joy came up .

    which most closely defines Joy or Joyfullness to you ?

    what to you is the greatest source of joy ,
    please feel free to give any examples you like .



    seasins greetings ot all
     
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  2. Koldo

    Koldo Incredible Member

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    I am not sure I can make sense of what you are asking.
    The greatest source of joy to a person is that which causes that person to experience the most joy. This sentence stands true for anyone. So the answer should be (1).
    However, this is a confusing question, because someone might say that what causes their personal happiness to reach its peak is to share or bring happiness to others. Which means the valid answers would be (1), (1 + 2) ,(1 + 3) and (1+2+3). On my case, I would say that it is very hard to determine which out of these 4 possibilities have brought the most joy to me ( in individual circumstances ).

    Or perhaps I am just overthinking the whole thing...meh.
     
  3. Thruve

    Thruve Sheppard for the Die Hard

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    Deff the second one =)
     
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  5. Riverwolf

    Riverwolf Amateur Rambler / Proud Ergi
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    Aww... I can't select all three? :(

    Oh, well. I'm an introvert, so I do love personal enjoyment, but I also love sharing it with others by sharing things I love with friends and family, and seeing them love it, too.

    Let it be known that I equally love bringing joy to others. It's kind of necessary for anyone who provides art and entertainment to others. I wasn't able to select it, however, and ultimately left it out of my vote largely because I tend to spend more time with myself thus far; come back in a year or so, and I might have picked it instead.
     
  6. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Most people, myself included, live in a cage of the self. Joy is the feeling one gets when the cage disappears, even for a moment. Considering others, helping others helps the cage disappear.
     
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    Sha'irullah رسول الآلهة

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