Why Is Happiness A Choice?

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Anonymous answered
I believe happiness isn't a choice but instead an option. Basically something you cannot always have complete control over, because, you never have complete control over your emotions. Happiness can also be a mental condition such as being Bipolar, which causes you to alter your emotions uncontrolable. Which also proves it is not ALWAYS a choice. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't.
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Penny Kay commented
WOW! I wish I could give you a hand on this one. Five thumbs at least. This is an answer which totally got me thinking, was unexpected, insightful and right on...BTW I am bi-polar!.....*p
Penny Kay
Penny Kay commented
WOW! I wish I could give you a a bigger score.. Five thumbs at least. This is an answer which totally got me thinking, was unexpected, insightful and right on...BTW I am bi-polar!.....*p
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Penny Kay commented
The B.I. System rejected the first comment as unacceptable, then posted it anyway after I changed the only thing I could figure that might be offensive. Go figure.....*p
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Because it is a path you can choose to pursue by word and deed.
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Penny Kay
Penny Kay commented
Amen Brother. I could allow my spouse to make me miserable because he is of a melancholy temperament, but I choose to be happy. I always enjoy your answers and I look at the glass half full!.......*p
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Joan answered
Life is much like a journey.  As we follow the pathway we come to forks in the road and we must make the decision as to which way to go.  Should we continue our education, have a child without the benefit of marriage, which career path should I take, will this man/woman be faithful, if my friend "George" is a druggie does it matter to me?  Each decision we make has some impact on our happiness.  These life-changing decisions are the decisions that impact our lives and contribute to our happiness or unhappiness.  Thomas Kindade said (and I believe), "At some deep level, consciously or unconsciously, you have to decide that you want to be joyful."  Richard Wagner, another wise man said, "Joy is not in things; it is in us."  We must look beyond what we have, where we go, what we do to the simple beauty of life that offers us happiness daily.  The laughter of a child, the flight of a butterfly, the cooing of a dove, the hug of a dear one, getting in the fast moving lane at the grocery store, so many daily things are there to offer us happiness if only we take the time to recognize them.  If we are too busy or too rushed or too hardened by our daily living struggles (school, work, cleaning etc), we may never see the happiness that is available to each of us daily.  We choose how we spend our time and what we see.  The millionaire can be unhappy while the man living under the bridge can be content with his life and happy.  It is how we view the world.

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