Poll: Accomplishments or happiness?
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View poll results: Accomplishments or happiness?
Accomplishments
33 24%
Happiness
70 51%
Neither/other
13 9%
I'm a nihilist idiot
21 15%
Voters: 137.
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#1
Y'know, songs that go like "if you only get one life, I'm gonna enjoy the ride."

I'm sure for most people it's some combination of the two, but if you had to pick ONE ("waaaah false dichotomy" stfu) that you lean more towards, which is it.

For me it's accomplishment.
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#5
Happiness is generally my most strived-for accomplishment? This is perhaps the first time I've been generally happy in my life, and it makes my other accomplishments fall into place very easily - my motivation in all things stems heavily from my self-esteem because it also mirrors how I look at the world
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#6
Your accomplishments should make you happy. If they don't, they're not really accomplishments. For example, if your passion is cars, and you really want to be a mechanic, but you go to college for no reason and get good grades, but your grades don't make you happy, those are faux accomplishments.

Accomplishment is subjective, IMO

That said, happiness in itself is an accomplishment. If you do things that make you happy, then you've accomplished something. And I'm not talking about satisfying insignificant whims, I'm talking about achieving true happiness.
#8
alot of my happines comes form my accomplishment so i guess accomplishments

i dont think i could accomplish alot and not be happy unless im doing things i dont like and then why would i work so hard at them


having said that im not very happy...so...yeah
#9
Accomplishments generally make me happy, and I take pride in my accomplishments, so I guess them.

inb4 the tards who complain about people taking pride in stuff
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#10
I just try to not get stabbed or fired...so neither for me.
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#11
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That's on you, really. Does your definition of happiness differ enough from accomplishments to make it a separate thing?
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#12
If I don't accomplish anything, what is there to be happy about?
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#14
Definitely accomplishments. I've been wanting to accomplish something great for the past year now, which is why i've probably been pissed and frustrated 24/7.
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#15
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alot of my happines comes form my accomplishment so i guess accomplishments

i dont think i could accomplish alot and not be happy unless im doing things i dont like and then why would i work so hard at them


having said that im not very happy...so...yeah


Loosely, I'm associating "accomplishments" with personalities that are significantly goal driven in order to be happy, as opposed to "happiness" which I'm loosely associating with maintaining happiness while not being significantly goal driven.

For my own purposes, that's what I'm doing
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#16
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If I don't accomplish anything, what is there to be happy about?


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#17
Well, I'm currently studying something in university that will make me happy. (It also will make me a lot of money to support my family, after my fiancee and I get married, which is a bonus.) So, I guess happiness. I don't tend to be goal-driven.
#18
Happiness of course. The must successful person in the world can still be miserable.
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#19
i voted for accomplishment, but upon thinking more...i think most ultimately we all just want happiness. i just can't really be happy without knowing that i'm accomplishing stuff (however meaningless those things may be to other people). yet, the only reason i'm doing these things is because it makes me happy, not because they're important. it's such a fine line you're asking about.
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#21
Happiness cuz i'm not dumb
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#22
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If I don't accomplish anything, what is there to be happy about?

Being alive? I dunno. All that jesus shit etc
#23
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If I don't accomplish anything, what is there to be happy about?

general life, family, friends
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#24
Happiness.

Personally, I don't see much point in racking up a huge list of achievements if you're still unhappy.
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#25
Accomplishments don't mean shit to the individual if you're unhappy unless you end up making a Newtonian contribution to the world. And even then I'd rather have lived happily and in obscurity than be immortalized in school textbooks.
#26
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If I don't accomplish anything, what is there to be happy about?

It's a false dichotomy. Accomplishments will not make you happier if they mean nothing to you.
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#27
Happiness. Though I do have nihilistic tendencies.
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#28
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Happiness. Though I do have nihilistic tendencies.


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#29
nihilism doesn't matter
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#31
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Happiness. Though I do have nihilistic tendencies.

Have you read any Nietzsche? You may like him. I know he gets a lot of shit for being 'nihilistic' and thus not caring about anything but honestly the whole thing is misunderstood - he would never advise to simply stop caring about everything and resign from life, but rather to pick and choose your battles - to act fervently about the shit you truly care about and to learn to let go of the stuff that doesn't matter
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#33
neither matter
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#34
This should have been an option for the poll but f*ck it F*ck the bucket then m8.

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#35
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Have you read any Nietzsche? You may like him. I know he gets a lot of shit for being 'nihilistic' and thus not caring about anything but honestly the whole thing is misunderstood - he would never advise to simply stop caring about everything and resign from life, but rather to pick and choose your battles - to act fervently about the shit you truly care about and to learn to let go of the stuff that doesn't matter

I have not. I will look him up, though. It sounds right up my alley though.

And when I say "nihilistic tendencies", I don't mean not caring about anything. I just mean that when it comes to things like life, what makes you happy, what to do with your life as far as a career, and whatnot, none of it matters to anyone but yourself. Be happy with it, because when you die, time moves on and your accomplishments, what other people thought of you, what house you lived in or car you drove, none of it matters. So be content. If being content means having the nice car, then go for it. If it means being a plumber, working by yourself in your own company so you have time to fish whenever you want, then go for that. So I definitely don't think that you shouldn't care, or that nothing should matter to you. Just that, on the grand scale, everything is forgotten.

/ramblings of someone who is probably using the word "nihilism" completely incorrectly.
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#36
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Everyone knows existentialism is where it's at, nihilism is for chumps.

Nietzsche is both Though Sartre has a nice bit about 'bad faith' in Being and Nothingness that is similar to what I was talking about earlier
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#38
Accomplishments make me happy. Especially when I'm able to do something I never thought I was able to do and when I finally get it done it just feels so good.
#39
Happiness. I've accomplished many things I set out to do and only a few of them really made me happy, hence my choice.
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#40
yes.
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