If you had everything you wanted, how much happier would you be?

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  1. mommas homeboy

    mommas homeboy cautiously optimistic

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    Of course you don't know, but what do you think? I used to think I'd be much happier but I'm not so sure anymore...any thoughts on the matter?
     
  2. Kyle1991

    Kyle1991 Banned Banned

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    I don't think people with a lot of worldly possessions sleep any better at night than people with less. Happiness is being thankful for what you have
     
  3. Threetrees

    Threetrees Well Actually

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    ....alot.
     
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    I'd be VERY VERY happy. I'd redefine the word.
     
  5. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    I'd be super happy.

    If my happiness rating is like a 7/10 it'd get bumped up to like 9.99/10
     
  6. Hades86

    Hades86 Brown Belt

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    Very happy. If I had all the money I wanted then I would have no more troubles since Money/Bills are the only downers in my life. I know most people are gonna say not much happier but I don't understand that. I couldn't even think of any problems if I didn't have to work or worry about bills. My chick is cool, my family is good, life would be good.
     
  7. Kevin Rudd

    Kevin Rudd Banned Banned

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    it is interesting how people equate having everything you want to material possessions and money.

    No one wants love? No one wants a little bit more confidence around the ladies? No one wants to be able to bench the 275?
     
  8. CountOfSoCal

    CountOfSoCal Black Belt

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    I'd be happy, but what motivation would I have to do anything? It'd be boring.
     
  9. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    With money many (not all) can buy their way to feel confident (clothes, cars etc.). And you can buy hella lot of supplements and get a personal trainer with money too so teh 275 would become the warm-up weight. Haven't you seen UberDana and UberLorenzo?
     
  10. Merlotte's

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    It's possible that longing for something is better than actually having it.

    Satisfaction is the death of desire.
     
  11. MMA-woooooh!!!!

    MMA-woooooh!!!! Brown Belt

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    if i had everything i wanted i'd be so much happier than i am now, it would be indescribable
     
  12. CC's left foot

    CC's left foot Silver Belt

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    a lot happier
     
  13. RoninJin

    RoninJin Holla At Me If You Like My Avatar

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    Money can't buy happiness. I kinda like my life now though there was time I wish I had a little more money. However, compare to those poor souls in N.Korea, Syria, im way ahead
     
  14. VulcanNervPinch

    VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    Having a couple major things could help.
    But I think studies have shown that after successes in life, most people's happiness levels return to 'their normal' fairly quickly.

    And getting everything you want in life is definitely not a recipe for happiness.



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  15. FishinWithFredo

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    My life would be complete. Srs
     
  16. Daverisimo

    Daverisimo Brown Belt

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    This is a really poorly worded question. Since I'd wager most people want to be happy (or at least happier) someone having EVERYTHING they want would be happy by default.

    Now, I'm going to go ahead and assume you mean material things. In that case, I'll go ahead and say that I'd be much happier if I had all the material things I wanted, but not for too terribly long. Eventually I'd get bored of it and return to roughly the same level of happiness I was at before.

    The hedonic treadmill is a sonovabitch.
     
  17. Kevin Rudd

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  18. markulous

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    Only thing I can ask for is less stress about money.

    After a certain point, the more stuff you have doesn't have any affect on your happiness IMO. In other words, I don't see a family of 4 that gross 150k a year in a nice area with a low cost of living, any less happy than people that are filthy rich making millions a year.
     
  19. thewhiteSRR

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    You'd get bored, and you'd be miserable again.
     
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    If I had the perfect bitch I'd be complete
     

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