Monday, June 12, 2006


Future happiness?

Do you see yourself happier five years from now than you are today? Why?

Yes, probably because I'm learning lots about myself through TM... but then again, I could give it up and drift into insignificance. The most probable answer is that I'll be pretty normal, sometimes happy sometimes sad, but I'm hopeful that by then I'll know more about myself and have the legal ability to actualize that knowledge!
In one sense:
Yes, because I see what I see.

In another sense:
What are you talking about? I don't see five years from now.
we are not given assurances on tommorow, we are not handed down our time of death upon our birth, even now the end of the world, or just of yours could be upon you. live and be happy now, comparing now to the future we cannot see rejects the now we have such chances in
I'm of middle age so I know I won't be happier. Health care and pensions are becoming things of the past in the United States. Corruption and dominance by corporate powers continues with no significant corrective action. Educational systems are also in decline. The system is broke and is only running on myths and inertia. Hell, even NASA is dysfunctional. The middle class is slowly disappearing in America. Popular culture glorifies crime, drugs, and shameless materialism. Young men in my family may be killed in a senseless war in the Middle East for the sake of petroleum and pro-democracy rhetoric. Future happiness? Yeah, right. It's pleasant to think about, but if you've got a brain in your head, well, you know it's probably not going to happen.
Progress is always positive anything else isn't sustainable.
Yes, I do, because I learn more each day and although there will still be difficulties and challenges in the everyday life in the future like now, I'm happier than I was 5 years ago from today.
I follow the basic epicurean principles so I would hope that my ability to avoid pain would increase with experience, thus making my future more pleasurable than its past.
It would depend on what the future has in store for me.
I would hope that I would be happier 5 years from now.
It would also depend on the choices I make in the next 5 years.
Hope for future happiness, like idiocy, springs eternal.
I will be happy then as I am happy now, time does not change me although I am now 59 in five years I will be 64 yet inside I am still 24, 16, 47, 9, 6, 31, whatever happiness is it is not a passing of time but the passing of thoughts inside your mind. Somethings that made me happy at 6 a hug, running through the sprinkler on a hot day, at 64 a hug and running through a sprinkler on a hot day will still make me happy. The only difference now is my skin is wrinkly.
Yes, I will be happier in 5 years than I am now. My life may be better or worse. I may be richer or poorer. I can't predict where I'll live, what I'll be doing, or who I'll know, but I know I'll be happier. I know this because, after many years of being unhappy, I've finally learned that my happiness depends on my willingness to be happy, not on the external influences in my life. And I'm getting better at it every day!
The ultimate question happiness....
Only you can make yourself happy. Some think others can make them happy, or circumstances, or locations, events. But if you stop and become still and think about it, only you determine how you feel. If you are learning you are growing and I wish you all the happiness you can imagine. As for growing older, we all do. As an old friend once said, wait doesn't hurt, doesn't work :) This too is part of the cycle of life. Try and enjoy every minute. No one knows how much time they have, the North Korean rocket could splash down on your house tomorrow. Worrying about the things we cannot control is what leads to stress. Stress is what leads to disease. Don't worry be happy.
Cautious optimism.

After all, it's better to be pleasantly surprised than rudely awakened.

Paul Kimball
I've set up four questions but don't know if they were listed and don't remember
the questions asked. Do'h!

1) An Immortal Personality (is there
such a thing)?

2) How do we homosapians collectively
or indivisually cause self evolving?

3) Why is sex so guilt ridden and
problematical for us?

4) Will both sexes ever have equality?
Yes I am happy each moment of my life whatever happens I find happiness in everything that I come across. Take life as it comes and be happy.....
yes because i just started taking an antidepressant and i can't get any sadder.
Happier in 5 minutes...

5 years is plenty of time to rearrange outer circumstances to suit, if such a suit can be found!

Yet, thing are pretty good right now.

A pretty good balance has been struck... one I can happily live with!
No. As you get older, you don't think things like that, you hope things like that.
If I was fifteen, yes.

At my age right now all I see is me being five years older.
yes, after all tommrrow is another day.
Absolutely! In 5 years, I will be in collage, following Jesus, and learning more about myself and my faith! Contentment is my utter goal, and one which I intent to achieve...though I seem to have grasped it presently.
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