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View Poll Results: On a scale of 0 to 10, what is your average level of happiness?
0 0 0%
1 1 1.05%
2 1 1.05%
3 3 3.16%
4 5 5.26%
5 8 8.42%
6 11 11.58%
7 21 22.11%
8 24 25.26%
9 16 16.84%
10 5 5.26%
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:04 PM   #41
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I would love to be a 10...in looks, happiness, wealth..etc...

The only way I'm a 10 is in regards to my boot size.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:26 PM   #42
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...I'm genuinely sorry for you guys coming in at 5 and below. That sounds like no fun.
I can't speak for others, but I am fine as is. Have always been somber since a kid. I am in fact a bit leery of cheerful people, though I frequent this forum so some of it may rub off on me. But not too much though...

However, I cannot stand being angry, and do not like to be around angry people.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:47 PM   #43
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Lesseee, it was 8 F this morning, got the fire in the stove going in a few minutes to a blaze, DW had the coffee done by the time I made it to the kitchen, then stood at the window watching the the payers of my SS moseying to w*rk.

In living color and exquisite detail with my new plastic eye implants. Get to wear real sunglasses.

Not w*rking, and now on the dole as well. This is the good life.

Now if this poll was in the summer it might have been a vote of 8.
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...I'm genuinely sorry for you guys coming in at 5 and below. That sounds like no fun.
I voted a 5 for myself, but remember the poll indicated an average. Personally, I feel like an 8 or better half of the time, but I clearly recognize I have some 3 days also. These pass quickly and then I'm off and running again. Some may call it mood swings, I call it living life.

It all evens out for me.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:12 PM   #45
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Growing up in the PacNW I thought happiness was illegal - you know sorta like the Sun.

Gumpy is good - just don't take yourself too serious.

Don't they have meds for happy? - you know like they do for depression?

heh heh heh - a day without whinning is like a day without sunshine. And after 30 yrs in New Orleans - my 4th yr of Missouri winter is still fun - cold, ice, snow and all. Maybe a white Christmas this year. Bah Humbug - - and yes I'm just kidding. I voted 5.
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Don't they have meds for happy? - you know like they do for depression?
Well, there was this stuff that Timothy Leary was fond of that took my "happy" away a few times... not enough times to matter, however.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:54 PM   #47
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I recently watched a Discovery channel program on Earth's history... Pretty amazing, but one thing that stood out was how for billions of years organisms have tried to survive on this rock, most died a horrible death after a short lifespan filled with dangers, hunger, etc. Even today most or all of us on this board are so much better off than 99% of Earth's population (and that is just among humans)... Sometimes not being happy seems like a sin!
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I voted 3 - my FIL was hospitalised just after we left for holiday so we had to cancel the holiday in Bali and turn around and come back home, one of my children has a cold (as do I), my other daughter broke my glasses (a real PITA) and my taxes are due shortly. Fortunately, these are all temporary (FIL is improving) - ask me again in a few weeks time and I will vote higher (in spite of being back at work).
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I voted 3 - my FIL was hospitalised just after we left for holiday so we had to cancel the holiday in Bali and turn around and come back home, one of my children has a cold (as do I), my other daughter broke my glasses (a real PITA) and my taxes are due shortly. Fortunately, these are all temporary (FIL is improving) - ask me again in a few weeks time and I will vote higher (in spite of being back at work).
I am so sorry to hear about all of this! Sometimes life just stinks (luckily, not for long in most cases). I hope your life improves very, very soon.
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I voted 3 - my FIL was hospitalised just after we left for holiday so we had to cancel the holiday in Bali and turn around and come back home, one of my children has a cold (as do I), my other daughter broke my glasses (a real PITA) and my taxes are due shortly. Fortunately, these are all temporary (FIL is improving) - ask me again in a few weeks time and I will vote higher (in spite of being back at work).
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9 for me; I'm usually a happy, content person (unless I'm driving, lol). My favorite quote is from the movie Arthur; "Fun is the BEST thing to have."
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Since I retired definitely a 9. Before retirement probably around a 5 or less.
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I would have been about a 7 a month ago. Now I give myself a 4.
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I'm a little late with this reply even tho I voted a 7 quite a few days ago. Even with this snow and being alone today, on Christmas, I'm still a 7. I like lemonade.
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I'm a little late with this reply even tho I voted a 7 quite a few days ago. Even with this snow and being alone today, on Christmas, I'm still a 7. I like lemonade.
I hope Im not being too nosey, but but why are you alone on Christmas?
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I hope Im not being too nosey, but but why are you alone on Christmas?
What are your plans for Christmas?
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Yep...that's my story. The candy is good and I really like my dog.
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OK, I voted 10. It may be 9 or 8 tomorrow, but so far this past three years it has been so close to 10 that I rounded up. Life is good.
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10...In living color and exquisite detail with my new plastic eye implants.
Far out, ls99! I got me one and I can't wait for the other other one to crap out so I can get it, too. I just wish these had been available for my father when he needed them.
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I score 8.

No serious health problems among us. Enough $$ for minimalist retirement in Mexico if absolutely necessary.

I mostly worry about getting the kids launched and whine about working away from home and family.
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