what's the key to happiness?
intelligence is the last thing that would promote happiness
I find happynes in nourishing the youth.
The ideal happy lifestyle is being able to enjoy everything you have and not having any worries in life. The truth is that's intangible for virtually all of humanity. The key to happiness is just being able to appreciate what you get and not getting sucked into the bad things in life.
Except they all do keep track of time; they're just not aware of it.
Birds migrate ritually every single year. They chirp at the rising of the sun, and begin to fall quiet as it sets.
A dog eats and sleeps in a fairly consistent pattern. They all simply do not comprehend time.
In response to Hemingway's quote, "happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."
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Honestly faith. Not nessecarily in a god, but in something.
I go by the belief that whatever happens to me is my fate, and no matter how unfortunate things are they were meant to happen that way.
that bitch sucks at fucking
give this man a gold medal
this when i was 15
lots of this
life would suck with out one
Yeah but many people don't find happiness in small things like that. Majority of people are unhappy because they don't win the lottery or aren't rolling in cash or because they don't look like a super model. Being happy in things like this is a far more sustainable way of living. Can't all be Buddhist monks.
Didn't Schopenhauer say something along the lines that want would only lead to more want? However if you don't want would you ever move? I liked the idea of making my own life goal but I routinely lose interest and have nothing to live for. Then again why care about why I should live? There was never a reason to in the first place according to absurdism
Living in the moment.
Regret of the past leads to depression. Worry of the future leads to anxiety. Live in the moment and be at peace.
If you've got a foot in the future and a foot in the past you're pissing on the day.
Anons please at least consider this I fucking promise it's the key to ALL life.
What about determinism ? It's totally logical and is the direct application of causality.
But would that mean that there's no free will ?
I think the correlation between happiness and intelligence is U-shaped. With the base of the U (maximum unhappiness) being probably slightly above average intelligence. This Is probably where you're smart enough to acknowledge everything that's wrong with the world, but not smart enough to internalize that it doesn't matter. It's obviously not that simple though, since willpower definitely plays a role in happiness. People who can get themselves to eat healthy and exercise regularly tend to be happier. Does seem like the dumb and the actually highly intelligent tend to be happier than those of us in the middle though.
Be smart with important decisions and you'll make more money and live a much better life.
But being intelligent also means you have to deal with a mind that doesn't know when to shut the fuck up.
Why would we need love ? Why would we need happiness ? We are nothing, we are candles in the dark. When we'll die, we'll be forgotten in ten years. And it's like our love, our happiness, never existed.
No. The only way to make our existence meaningful is to leave something. A mark. A scar. You are a candle - set fire to the fucking house.
Same here. Always trying to get further towards the other side though. I have some neuroticism that I struggle with. Caring too much about my faux pas and just general overthinking.
Think I'm gonna start using Beeminder to make myself start exercising again... I hate giving money to people that probably have more than I do and it was pretty much the only way I've got into good habits.
It isn't easy at all. Reading Eckhart Tolle is a great beginning start. Be careful though, it's EXTREMELY easy to get frustrated if that makes any sense. In a sense he talks about rocks being alive so there's an example as to how ridiculous it will seem a lot of the time. Do you really expect the answer to life to be one we will understand ever, much less when first hearing it.
Dude having faith is not being retarded... Having faith is more like leading your life as hard as you can, but accepting that some things just wont work for you...
Also, understanding the world around you and yourself is crucial, otherwise you're just using te term faith the wrong way...
Understanding yourself can be pretty depressing.
You can see the good things about yourself, but also all the flaws that you can't quite change.
For example I am extremely helpful, but it's to the point where I neglect myself and feel like a waste of space when I'm not being helpful.
Which does not make me happy.
You misunderstand, it's an unattainable ideal. You don't achieve it but the act of striving for it is what makes people truly happy. I'm not stupid, I plan for the future with information in the past but I do not dwell on it. I take what I need from my experience and do what I can for the future and that's all I do. Not a single extra unnecessary thought goes into it.
What do you mean by that?
I meant to say that they are treated worse than the average man would get treated. Cause they are still a woman and aren't taken as seriously as a man. But they also don't get the benefits that come with being a pretty woman.
Dont think that was anons point though. Circadian clocks are different to actually perceiving time pass. Animals act on biological clocks that they aren't aware of but does a dog ever worry about getting old and having wasted its time on this planet? No they just shit eat bark and sleep and seem rather content doing such.
But you can change that, and knowinh is half the battle. You should also understand the diversity of mankind (not in a stupid new age "special snow flake" belief...) and the importence of you in all of it. Sure you might want to big like Arnold, or smart like Einstein, but you are fundamentally a different person, and you are important in the existence around you, as much as other people are important. Thats why you must empower yourself, and find your cause... When you make something of yourself, make it the biggest it can be, but make it for yourself and believe in the "I".
Also you shold read "13things strong people dont do"...Great book, and I think it will help you very much.
Tl:dr- make the best out you YOURself
Oh anon. Profess thine unbridled knowledge unto me and actually prove me wrong rather than quoting me. I would love to proffer from the well of your unbound knowledge oh anon.
Security in one's self.
Money, drugs, and hookers don't hurt either...
I am not sure why keeping phrasing this question as if happiness is something that can be found. As far as my experience, happiness is often the product of some of our actions.
If you wish to be happy then you only have to maximize the amount of those actions that will lead to the desired feeling. If you start seeing life in this matter, then you are actually taking control of what happens in your life.
Perhaps a good mental exercise would be for you to imagine your hypothetical funeral. The question is: what would you like them to say about you? How would you like to be remembered? Were you in shape? Were you well studied? big family?
If you play with that mental exercise then you will start finding what type of person you'd like to become.
With a little discipline, you can start sculpting your own character and personality.
want to be in shape?
hit the gym
Want to play an instrument?
Want to be a giant faggot who play self pity games?
You are on your way, now!
If you really don't understand what I was getting at, youre pretty thick. If you're being sarcastic and insinuating my point had nothing to it, you're also pretty thick.
Anyway, your dog is not "happy" or "content" the way you wish you could be. It's a dog and your anthropomorphic ideas about his emotions are furry fantasies.
The truth is that true happiness is when your self-perception matches the perception the rest of the world has of you.
All of these other answers: money, intelligence, sex, drugs etc. only exacerbate the chasm between those two realities. Once you see yourself as the world sees you there is no need for lies, shame, delusion or discontent. Because you've transcended the human ego, the human neurosis and all the baggage in between, and you are now fully living, and realising how staggeringly improbable it is to even be alive.
Well yes being happy and content are human notions. But what is happiness other than the absence of misery? If a dog is not miserable through suffering is it not happy? Also dogs may not be self aware but im pretty sure they have a basic set of emotional states. I dont see how thinking that an animal can in fact feel happiness makes me a furry. But each to their own.
Precisely why I now enjoy being a weeaboo instead of trying to pretend otherwise.
Finnaly there is a quality thread in this shit boarda, and you wont ruin it you hear me?!
YOU'RE A FUCKING ANIMAL
HAVING KIDS ? AND THAT'S ALL ? YOU'RE JUST BEING HAPPY FOR TRANSMITTING YOUR GENES TO A NEW GENERATION OF FAGGOTS ?
WE ARE FUCKING HUMANS, NOT ANIMALS. WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT, LIFE ISN'T JUST ABOUT FINDING A FEMALE AND BREEDING
White isn't a race.
And in any case, "white people" have always been a minority. The majority of the world are just various shades of brown, and only a few sit on extreme sides of the spectrum - 'white' people and 'black people'.
We all started out as black then, in changing environments, our physicality evolved to suit our climates. Now, it is easier than ever (and getting easier) to migrate to non-indigenous regions of the world and soon (not that soon; thousands of years) we'll all, for the most part, be various shades of brown, with very few people remaining on the extreme ends of the spectrum: 'black' or 'white'.
There isn't one. Let me explain to you how it works.
You go to school, go to college. Get a good job, find a great girl. It turns out that you love this girl and you know you want to spend the rest of your life with her. Everything is good and fun.
UNTIL, shit starts getting boring. She no longer wants to have sex on a daily basis. Suddenly the crazy sex that used to go on at the park doesn't go on anymore.
You crave something else. You cheat on this girl you love and realize it is pretty damn easy to hook up with random girls. You keep doing it. You keep cheaitn and fucking all these girls while you have a relationship with this other woman you love.
You love her, you can't live without her but you still cheat because you like the taste of a different pussy and you hate monotony. Life is shit, you realize you're shit but there's nothing you can do to change it.
There's no happiness.
But, in truth (all edginess aside), people don't want to be scumbags. They don't want to hurt other people. The delude themselves that their scumbag actions are justified, and that people don't care. If you realised how people felt you would change. Unless your a complete psychopath which most people aren't - although most of /b/ claim they are.
The majority of humans are actually land locked in giant undeveloped ghettos deep with in India and China.
They shouldn't count. Considering one good famine or plague will wipe most of them out.
The Zionists just want that process to happen a lot quicker and less naturally than it inevitably will. It's a long game. For example, most southern Europeans (Italians, Spaniards and southern French) have about 2% African DNA at present.