Poll: Are you happy?
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View poll results: Are you happy?
No - I genuinely hate my life.
25 10%
Nah - not really happy, but it could be worse.
84 33%
Eh - I'm neither happy or unhappy.
33 13%
Yeah - I'm fairly happy, although things could be better.
81 32%
Hell yes - I f*cking love my life.
31 12%
Voters: 254.
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Quote by TooktheAtrain
What makes you think that cynics necessarily live a 'shit' life?

Because cynics see life in the light of 'shit until proven otherwise.'

With what goes on in my life, I'd kill myself with that mentality. I simply cannot afford to have that idea. I actually like it that way, it gives an the incentive to think positively.
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And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
Last edited by T00DEEPBLUE at Dec 7, 2012,
Quote by TooktheAtrain
What makes you think that cynics necessarily live a 'shit' life?

In fact, for a a cynic, not being cynical would make for a shit life.

There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
Generally happy, yeah.

I have a mediocre job, but the money is okay. Plus it's secure. I'm not worried about losing it. I still would like to find a better one soon though.

I'm still living at home, but I plan to move out sometime in the next 6 months. Hopefully once I can find a slightly better paying job.

I have some awesome friends that I know I can rely on.

My family is pretty cool.

There is a girl I've been talking to. Gone on a few dates. I'd say things are about 50/50 as far as it going to a relationship. Either way, it's something to work towards at least. Better than no prospects on the lady front.

I've lost about 40-50 pounds over the past year. Still working to lost about 10-15 more. Point being, I feel great.

So yeah, I can't really complain too much. A few things could be a bit better, but overall I'm content right now.

I never really let stuff get me down for too long.

I mean I haven't had many truly devastating things happen to me so far, luckily. Still, I tend to move past things pretty easily.
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I honestly hate everything about my life. I have so many regrets and f*ck ups in the past, and I can't keep them out of my head. One that keeps dragging me down is when I made peace with everyone around me before I attempted the second time, then I just ended up waking up covered in vomit a couple hours later

everyone has mistakes and f**kups, but theres a reason theyre in the past. some of them may be difficult to forget, and you may never forget them. life is a learning experience, and we probably only get one shot. thats how i look at it. maybe theres a reason youre still alive, you never know.
"Any statement beginning with the words 'In truth' is almost always a lie."

The Legion
I'm on the content side of meh. Some fun times, but life is pretty dull at the moment. I'm getting happier as it gets closer to when I'll be moving out, haha.
My secondary school was so homophobic, this would have been seen as
"Are you gay?" @ thread title.
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look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.
Oh, i missed this due to your complete post change.
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Seriously, why choose for your life to be shit? What the fuck does that do?

Yes, being cynical makes my life shit

It's not even a good quote because it's subjective.

Implying quotes are good, and not biased.
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Yes, being cynical makes my life shit

It certainly did for me.

You just have to take my word for it, I don't understand it's appeal at all. And to be honest, i don't really care.
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Implying quotes are good, and not biased.

Wilde's personified definition of a cynic is pretty accurate to what a cynic is.
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And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
Last edited by T00DEEPBLUE at Dec 7, 2012,
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You just have to take my word for it, I don't understand it's appeal at all. And to be honest, i don't really care.

The 'appeal' is to find a philosophy that accurately describes the reasons for people's actions. People, at least reasonable people, don't pick and choose their truths based on whether they find them comforting, rather they aim to find a model that adequately explains reality.

Quote by oxford dictionary

Definition of cynic

1a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honourable or unselfish reasons

There is nothing unreasonable about holding that view. Neither is it the view that life is 'shit until proven otherwise'.

Altruism can be explained in a cynical light in the context of enlightened self interest. (essentially selfish selflessness)
This whole week has generally been a low for me. I'm glad that I'm doing well in school and have friends to turn to, but some people/things in my life in the last month or so have been very draining on me.

I don't know if I'd say I'm happy right now. Maybe after finals week I'll be able to sort out some personal stuff and end up being happier.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

As I wait on the edge of the earth,
I can see the walls being torn down again
Only to be rebuilt in another name,
On a different day
Generally, not really. It's been shitty for the better part of this year. This past week has been pretty good though. Today has actually been pretty sweet, not to mention it'll only get better, as I have some good friends coming over later.
i've been a little happier today, considering how suicidal i've been the past week, luckily made it through. but from a general perspective, no, i'm not really happy.
Last edited by Dregen at Dec 7, 2012,
No, I've been a bit depressed for a while now. Not extremely and it doesn't generally last all day or anything but I'm definitely not happy in general.
I am looking for a job, it's driving me quite mad. I would like a girlfriend, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon.

Those things notwithstanding, i am fairly happy. I have good friends, a good family, i play in a band, and things could be a whole lot worse.

Think of that next time you are not allowed to laugh.
I dig where I'm at in life. I'm a pretty cynical person, luckily my best friends are the same way. We are observers, we like to rant about the socially ridiculous events that we happen to be around, it keeps things interesting and helps let out any frustration or anger. We sort of let all the negative out to keep the rest of our day positive.
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I fucking love my life, TS! Seriously, shit's going great!

Yeah, there's room for improvement, but that's always the case. Life is a constant state of improvement, after all.

. I know exactly how you feel man. Only complaint is how utter shit I am at math
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I'm not happy... but I'm not sad.

I also, don't care

such is life
It's over simplified, So what!

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The last few weeks have been pretty shitty when it comes to school and such things but meh, I got family and loved ones, that's all a man needs I guess
Yes I'm happy. Uni degree is going well, great family, great friends. Only things that could improve it are a girlfriend and a job, and I'm not actively seeking either atm so w/e
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I'm neither happy nor unhappy, I simply am.

Pretty much this. I get depressed, but I often think of the reasons for why I'm getting down and they don't make much sense since I don't really have much reason to, so I usually feel rather apathetic towards it lately.

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I don't really get depressed any more once I realized that it was just an irrational train of thought. All I need to think about is all the people that would love to have my life and realize how much of a whiny bitch I'm being.

What if that's the reason you're depressed?
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Love my life and everything in it.
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I am slightly disappointed =w=eeze took me out of his sig.

But that's okay.

^Consolation Sig
I'm happy with the direction my life is currently taking, but have been sad for a large portion of some days due to recent events that I just haven't gotten over yet. The stress and work from University has kind of kept me from really dealing with it, and I can feel myself bottling a lot of emotion. But I am incredibly proud that I was able to get through the semester with good grades after going through a bunch of depressing shit the first week of school. The semester ends in a week though, and I can already feel intense emotions stirring and I know that when winter break starts, I'm going to get depressed, just because I will finally have time to be.

So yeah, I don't really know how I feel. I voted neither happy or sad, but really I'm both about some things.
I'm a lot happier than I was a week ago, but still plenty of shit to get me down. So either happy or unhappy.
i'm definitely not happy. i'm not severely depressed or on the verge of suicide but there is no way i'm even remotely close to being happy.

She's so pretty in her casts
The prettiest thing I've ever seen
I only get to hold her when she's injured
I only get to kiss her where she's sore
I'll never be happy with what I have because it's in my nature to strive for more.
-The Crimson Fucker, aka PonyFan #376121
I'm not happy or unhappy.

I live in the first world and have no problems so I'm not unhappy but I'm kind of just here and I have nothing to look forward too either. I'm basically a big pile of nothing.
I've grown incredibly cynical over the last 6 months.

I hate my life. I really do.
It's not all bad; there are some redeeming qualities. I have a great family, and I have a job (though I ****ing hate it) that pays well. But money doesn't buy happiness, and I'm just not happy here.

6 months ago, I was happy. I felt like playing guitar more than an hour a day. I had a girlfriend. I had enough happiness that the shit job didn't matter. But now, it's all gone, and I've become so cynical that I've grown to pretty much hate everything. Almost to the point that I've lost the desire to write music, better myself at guitar, take care of my health.

I'll get out of it at some point. But for right now, I guess "all hope is gone".
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