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Choosing To Be Happy
« on: July 23, 2013, 03:46:14 PM »
Psychologists who study happiness believe -happiness is something that has to be pursued. We can do this by thwarting negative emotions such as pessimism, resentment, and anger. And we can foster positive emotions, such as empathy, serenity, and especially gratitude.

The philosopher Bertrand Russell, in his book- The Conquest of Happiness had this to say: "Happiness is not, except in very rare cases, something that drops into the mouth, like a ripe fruit. ... Happiness must be, for most men and women, an achievement rather than a gift of the gods, and in this achievement, effort, both inward and outward, must play a great part."


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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 01:43:05 PM »
Watch "The Pursuit of Happiness" ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454921/ ) or "La vita è bella" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118799/ ) or remember Andrew Marvell's 'The Definition of love'; these might supplement your idea offering varied interpretations of that relative term "happiness".
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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 02:19:37 PM »
Yes, I've already watched the first one. It's really a nice movie  :).

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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 08:34:47 PM »
Carry on Tamanna. Would like to know more about "happiness". I watched the movie too...it's really nice.
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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 10:11:34 AM »
In sha Allah   ;)

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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 10:16:52 PM »
Dear all:

You can also watch LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL to know what is happiness  and how to be happy even in critical time.

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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 06:40:17 PM »
Rafi:

Thanks for mentioning "La vita è bella"( Life is Beautiful).  From now on please use English so that we can understand easily.  :D :

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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 07:46:44 PM »
:P  :D
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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 11:37:21 PM »
The suggestions are really good. Both the movies are my favorite.
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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 04:18:47 PM »
Let me infuse a new idea in this discussion thread.
Do you feel that there are a few people who can transmute happiness around them apart from being happy just by themselves?
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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 07:57:00 PM »
Dear Tahsina:

From my point of view, yes there are a few people.

The sense of happiness varies time  to time, place to place and also man to man.

Do you think we should bother those few people?

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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 09:14:12 PM »
Watched both the movies a long time ago but loved both of them.

By the way, can one really choose to be happy? Or in other words, does life really offer us that luxury more often than not to choose what we deem fit for us?


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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2013, 02:20:27 PM »
In response to the last comment, I think one can choose to be happy. I see too many people around me who like to whine and grumble about silly things. Obviously, life is not always favorable. We sometimes have to act according to others' choices and not how we want things to happen. But then again, life won't have its charms if everything happens the way we want.
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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2013, 02:22:19 PM »
The suggestions are really good.

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Re: Choosing To Be Happy
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2013, 10:28:12 PM »
Tahsina Madam

To realize life won't have its charms if everything happens the way one wants, it is necessary for one to actually have everything going according to one's wishes. My point being - was that an empirical realization or just a supposition?