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Old 09-08-2010, 02:31 AM
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Do we really CHOOSE happiness or misery?... Can I be happy if I want? Can I talk myself into being miserable? Do I have a choice in the matter?
I think our mental attitude has a lot to do with it. But How much???
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by luckedog View Post
Do we really CHOOSE happiness or misery?... Can I be happy if I want? Can I talk myself into being miserable? Do I have a choice in the matter?
I think our mental attitude has a lot to do with it. But How much???
I'm with LaFemme on this. External conditions do not affect whether we are happy or sad; it's our choice...

So, luckedog, to answer your questions.....: yes; yes; yes; yes; and it's all there is. Simple, eh..../


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Old 09-08-2010, 05:10 AM
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I think there is probably a difference between a person who has a true chemical imbalance and someone who is just unhappy. I think we can give ourselves a chemical imbalancehrough unhealthy living (we can f*Co up our body chemistry which can make us physically depressed).

That being said, I think we have a great deal of control over our own happiness in general. The mind is incredibly powerful and capable of healing. We use like 10% of our brain...if we doubled that we could probably cure every illness in the world or blow ourselves up for good. The choice is ours:-)
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Happiness is a choice, I firmly believe that and I choose to be happy.
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