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How can people get happy in this world? Look around. There's natural disasters, cancer, divorces, stray bullets, illnesses, rapists, etc.

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There's also kittens, family, laughter, love, cuteness, toys, games, parks, awe inspiring vistas, blue skies, leaps and strides in our knowledge of the world around us, wellness, marriages, treasured moments, stolen kisses, the first blush of love, romance, friendship, and anything/everything else that gives you a precious moment of joy.

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Applauds! Magnificently said!!
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Kittens :)
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Took my breath away. Star
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Gotta love the kittens :)
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And the puppies! Star!
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We are all born dead. Cease your prattle and strive to enjoy life moment for moment.

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Star!
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By living with people who love and care for them... :-)

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True.
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yep! ;-)
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When you look past all the misery in the world you'll see a brighter place and enjoying the little things in life that keeps us going not to mention how bless/lucky we are to be here alive and to have what little we do have that makes truly thankful

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By trusting in GODS word believing knowing that in Gods timing things will change according to his word. Love is one of his (GOD) commandments. Hope , faith live for today your past is just that past tomorrow is not promise. Pray Pray Pray GOD will reveal it in his own timing GOD Bless you

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in my life, i concern myself with being content; not "happy!" emotions come and go too much!! those moments when i am happy; i cherish them. the constitution talks about "the pursuit of happiness." not its inedibility. i am always content, and usually happy. the reason is simple: i know nothing i can buy will bring happiness. nothing material brings this. it is my inner self that brings this serenity. also, i trust completely in God!! i let Him worry about the daily details of life...;-) stay safe and celebrate life; even when life is a pain in the @$$...

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You learned well from the words of Paul!
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thank you! i read the bible every day! plus, i had terrific parents!!!...;-)
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Nice answer!
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thank you!!...;-)
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There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within. The richest person in the world could be miserable while a person living in the slums of a third world country could be happy and content.

Happy people understand that it’s better to forgive and forget than to let their negative feelings crowd out their positive feelings. Holding a grudge has a lot of detrimental effects on your wellbeing, including increased depression, anxiety, and stress. Why let anyone who has wronged you have power over you? If you let go of all your grudges, you’ll gain a clear conscience and enough energy to enjoy the good things in life.

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Well said.
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God created life knowing there were going to be bad things to happen.

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I'm very happy in this world because my glass is half full. You just can't dwell on the negativity, it'll just bring you down.

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Right.
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Exactly !
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Except, of course, when the zombie apocalypse starts.
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I have a stash put away in the event of the Zombie Apocalypse. No stinkin' zombie gonna steal my high.
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Good thinking Mom.
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We can share it on the chopper ride to Australis' planet. It will be a loong ride!
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Cool, let's go. I've always wanted to visit B.Z. I'll bring the pizza. I really miss Sandra.
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What's B.Z.? I miss her too. She, Blades and Kazarina all left suddenly the same day. Any idea why?
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I'm not too sure of the reasons that they all left. Maybe tired of the censorship. Her planet's name is Blue Zaphy.
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Probably...sigh.:-(
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Matthew 5:3 tells us "happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them."

This shows that true happiness comes from knowing our spiritual need and satisfying it. We can do this by drawing close to Jehovah God in prayer.

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"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
-- Abraham Lincoln


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Very good answer. Very simple and yet it answered the question correctly. Star
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Smart man, that Lincoln.
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because it does not rain everyday natural disasters happen because they are natural. forest fires clear brush from the ground to let new life reach sunlight, cancer may kill people but maybe they were ready to go. divorces are for people who do not want an unhappy marriage, how would you like to be stuck with someone you do not like.
other crimes are bad and may not have a silver lining but are part of this world like sunlight water and solid earth. its the humans fault not the worlds

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with light comes shadow
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Keep your focus on the Lord Jesus, and pray with out ceasing, know that He is coming soon to take us home.

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I despise a stingy man. I do not see how it is possible for a man to stash hundreds of billion of dollars, or ten billion of dollars, in a world full of want, when he meets everyday the withered hands of beggary, and the whited lips of hunger! How a man can withstand all the discontent, pain and suffering, and still hold in the clutch of his greed 20 or 50 million of dollars, is past my imagination. I do not see how a man can do it. I am inclined to think that a man who could do it, would be perfectly happy to keep a pile of lumber on his yatch, and watch with delight hundreds and thousands of men drowning in the sea just 10 foot away from him!

Do you know another thing? I hate the stingy religions. Think of all the wealth being wasted for the spread of superstitions! Think of all this being paid for the purpose of "inspiring men" to kill and preparing to kill our fellow-men! Think of the good that could be done with this vast sum of money; the schools that could be built, the wants that could be supplied, and the evils that could be restrained! Think of the homes it would build, the children it would clothe, and the hospitals it would maintain!

But, I cross my heart in high hopes, because man is growing grander and nobler. I hope that man will become more merciful and kinder as he becomes more civilized. The time will come when the truly good man cannot be happy, cannot be satisfied, when millions of his fellow-men are hungry and naked. The time will come when the world will be anxious to find out the science of happiness for all, and will live in accordance with that science. The time will come when perfume of pity will inhabit every heart; when every soul will be filled with the humility of hospitality; when every brain will induce the climate of compassion and when in every lip will be the kiss of kindness. Until then, let us hope and wait.

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I see you believe in both monetary charity and giving time to help the poor. Do you do this yourself, or is this an intellectual belief?
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The difference between me and most religious believers is in the fact that I do as I say, and they dont. To the best of my ability I stand by the helpless, relieve the pain and support those in want. Not because I have such selfish greed of getting a 100 folds return for my charity in a supposed afterlife, but because I believe that is the best and most manly way to live by.
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Beautiful Pious, as always.
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Star. Love the way you put things. :)
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Thank you both, kindly. I am humbled.
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I'm happy because of God.

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Enlightenment is the liberation of all delusions and the answer to your question. Upon no longer being fooled you realize the sublime truth and happiness is a side effect.

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Thanks :)
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Stay away from it all and stay away from cancer and illnesses by keeping yourself healthy which alot of people don't do

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Well I also thought about this and I have been going through a lot but I thought to myself all the good things I have that other kids don't have

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Jesus said at Matthew 5:3, "Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them." A conscious desire to be fed spiritually leads an individual to put forth the needed time and effort to achieve the happiness that stems from the peace of mind that comes from a good relationship with God. For example, an individual who actively studies God's word will discover that it is God's will to rid the world of the various hardships that we currently face. (Psalms 37:10,11,29, Isaiah 33:24 Revelation 21:4) This knowledge in turn erases the anxiety that is produced by such negative occurrences. They can live their current life knowing that the their lives and the lives of their loved ones have a guaranteed hope for the future by submitting to God's authority.

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