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Are you happy in life?

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Yes, now more than ever before in my life (32F). Keys to this have been: - Enough therapy to manage acute moments of anxiety, insecurity - Enough meditation practice and philosophy reading to put my life into perspective - Leaving consulting (I found what feels like a dream job, but regardless consulting was sucking my soul) - Related to above, meeting my spouse and choosing commit fully to marriage, to putting us first, to the deep and meaningful endeavor of true intimacy with another person

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Maybe philosophy was not exactly the right phraseology, I guess just books about how to live. I know this list is different for everyone and is still growing for me, but for me life changing books include: The Bhagavad Gita Joseph Goldsteins series on Mindfulness Mediations (abiding in mindfullness) Man’s Search for Meaning

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I am on a low dosage of Prozac (5mg/day) and it’s changed my happiness-% drastically. Refer to them as my happy-pills 🤗. And I genuinely have a good life, just could not enjoy it before as I was struggling with depression for a very long time.

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Since I stopped watching the nightly news over 4 years ago? Definitely.

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I love nightly news!

Yes, with the caveat that it took five years of therapy to get here. 😅

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Life has been harder than normal lately, but just trying to count my blessings because I know my problems are nothing compared to some. How about you, OP? You okay?

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OP is chillin

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Nope

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Literally just asked my brother this half an hour ago and he hasn’t responded. For the most part, yes. How about you?

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Last night at 4.15am a guy of 26 years old jumped from the 11th floor in my building. I cannot imagine what he must have gone through to do that but suddenly my woes were put into perspective

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😭😭

I’m good. Would I like to be happier? Sure, but I can’t complain. My choices have brought me here. I can’t be upset about that.

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Sometimes yes sometimes no. And I’m okay with that.

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For today. Mostly because I learned the secret to happiness is a comfy bed with good support and staying out of the snow.

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I was really tired last night when posted that. The night before I just finished binge watching sleepy hollow season 4 and got to sleep at 2:00am. The last season felt like an afterthought....kinda disappointing.

For the most part, yes. There are always down days but those are just blips in the overall happiness level. But my temperament is naturally happy. 10 being ecstatic, 1 being sad/angry, my baseline is 8/10 😅

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Yes🧐

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Not really. But not miserable either. Just getting through it. Which now that I read that back sounds pretty sad.

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Yes.

Last month yes, this month not at all. Gotta remember this shit comes and goes.

Why ask these provoking questions?

To force y’all to be reflective rather than boring corporate drones

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Sometimes. I find that I don’t feel a lot of purpose so….. not really. I have a lot of moments of joy but also a lot of moments of sadness. I don’t feel fulfilled, that’s for sure

Fuck yeah. I’m thrilled.

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