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How can be happy in life?

We have a short time for live.There are many problem in life. But how can we sense lucky? I think that the only way for that is don't take life serious. What is your view?

 

 

Feb 8, 2015 7:38 PM
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Good question. 

 

If your definition of "happiness" is the same as most people's, then you'll never find lifelong happiness [which is what you meant, I assume].

 

There's a phenomenon called the "hedonic treadmill" by psychologists which explains why human beings can't remain in a happy state for too long. I invite you to look it up and learn more about it if it piques your interest.

 

Then, there's one philosophy I know of which claims there's one form happiness which can last a lifetime. I can only share this much; if you've been on this site long enough, you probably know why I'm stopping here. :)

February 20, 2015

I don't have an answer, but your answer reminded me of an old song. It's not quite proper English, it should read "Don't take it seriously" but that wouldn't rhyme properly. "Dough" means "money."

 

Life is just a bowl of cherries:
Don't take it serious, it's too mysterious!
You work, you save, you worry so,
But you can't take your dough when you go, go, go--

So keep repeating "it's the berries,
The strongest oak must fall;
The sweet things in life, to you were just loaned
So how can you lose what you've never owned?
Life is just a bowl of cherries
So live and laugh at it all!"

February 10, 2015

I think the best way is to give a smile to others every day.

February 20, 2015

...another dumb question on italki.

February 20, 2015

I love cherries. Thanks for a beautiful poem, Dan.

February 19, 2015
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Elnaz
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