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What's your thoughts on this: Born to be happy or unhappy.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chick-N-Picker, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 26, 2015
    North Carolina
    I don't believe in a pre-determined life, but generally speaking are some people born to be happy and others born to be unhappy?
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
  4. Bartholomew3

    Bartholomew3 Friend of Leo's

    Dec 8, 2010
    Some people develop problems in childhood that are handed down from parents IMO. Some worry, some have no confidence, some are just generally forked up, some complain & yell or maybe are abusive to people at home. It molds future personality from childhood onward.

    Why are we sometimes impatient ? Had no place to go or be anyways...inherited personality trait. Takes a lot of personal thought and determination to walk away from these things, to change them.

    Or maybe it's in our DNA.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
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  5. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    Some people’s brain chemistry predisposes them to depression. So, yeah, maybe.
  6. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
  7. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
  8. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    its the glass half full or half empty scenario

    SH-t doesnt happen , I make Sh-t happen!

    I am in ccontrol of my own happiness , and Im a very happy guy 99% of the time
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  9. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    Some people can’t be happy no matter how good they Have it. Some people can’t be miserable no matter how bad they have it. Whether or not we’re born with it, it’s a matter of perspective.
  10. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    There's many biophysical reasons that some people are happier than others. And that's just the beginning...
  11. O- Fender

    O- Fender Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 25, 2003
    People choose to be happy or unhappy (mental health factors not withstanding)

    I have a friend I don't see much anymore that seems to love to go for coffee and go on about how he works sun up to sundown and barely make ends meet. Any topic of conversation no matter what, he will fixate on what is wrong. Nothing is as good as it used to be (music, cars,movies) and nobody famous is ethical (politicians, celebrities).
    Yet give him a warm day, some 70's rock, a car that needs repair and his toolboxes and he is blissful, happy, full of jokes and funny stories.
    He can be happy but usually chooses not to.
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  12. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    I used to think I had the answer to this question. I have the answer to this question for ME, but everyone draws their own cards from the deck of life and some of them are better than others. I'm just really glad I don't have to ask the question. Life's been good to me, your mileage may and often does vary.
  13. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    that glass is clearly both have full and half empty
  14. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

  15. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    It's nurture not nature. meaning
    the way a person is emotionally imprinted by family, environment, socio-economic, cultural conditions has a great deal to do with how a person feels about his or her life.
    And we have the effects of the physical makeup of the persons anatomy. some things are generated by how parts of the body functions or in this case malfunction
    example to much serotonin or not enough can influence mood emotional balance and well being.
    Although it is widely believed that a serotonin deficiency plays a role in depression, there is no way to measure its levels in the living brain. ... Also, researchers don't know whether the dip in serotonin causes the depression, or the depression causes serotonin levels to drop.Oct 12, 2011
    As a person that has lived with severe clinical depression since I was a child, I have taken steps to counter act the effects of being clinically depressed resulting from extreme abuse as a child.

    Balanced diet ,rest and exercise.
    abstinence from recreation substances.
    Professional Counseling for severe trauma, diagnosed as ptsd

    Despite early childhood experiences today I am able to live a relatively satisfied life. making healthy choices and pursuing those things that entertain me and enrich my life.;)
  16. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
  17. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Apr 21, 2016
    I be happy.
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  18. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Born to live.

    I suspect it is more important as to what environment you were born into than what your DNA suggest.
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  19. playforfun

    playforfun Tele-Holic

    Feb 25, 2013
    Luna Louisiana
    I'm just happy to have a glass. Lol
  20. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    "While you optimists and pessimists were busy arguing about half-full or half-empty, I drank the water"

    -The opportunist
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