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If you had everything you wanted, do you think you’d be happy?

ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 7,188 The Mix Elder
edited December 2018 in Anything Goes
This is a question I saw somewhere else and makes me think. 


Things like career, relationships, money , a house. If not happy now and don’t have those sort of things now that are satisfied with- do you think it would make you happy if did?. Hope makes sense. 

I personally don’t think I know what happiness is lol🙃feel like it would part help but i don’t know 
“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton

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  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,376 Fanatical Poster
    edited December 2018
    Honestly I feel pretty happy now the only thing that ruins the day sometimes is mental health and long term chronic conditions. I believe I'd be much happier if I could stay here or get a place but ultimately with everything together no.  It would make me really happy for sure but every day?  No we all have off days :) just gotta appreciate what we have and accept that sometimes we're not okay and that is okay xo

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    Shaunie
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,372 Fanatical Poster
    I think so, but only on the technicality that one of the things I want is happiness :joy:

    I guess what I need is a job that pays enough money to live, plus a little extra for nice things that aren't really necessities, like occasional food that isn't supermarket own-brand, or christmas.

    But what I'd want is money, so I'd have the freedom to always get nice things, and I think more importantly for me, a nice career that makes me feel like I'm doing some good and accomplishing something without having to worry if it'll pay enough to live on.

    I don't think money buys happiness. But it certainly helps you keep happy if you can afford to live :joy:


    LaineShaunie
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,055 I eat threads for breakfast
    No. I think if you had everything you wanted to would have no drive and nothing left to achieve. 
    Shaunie
  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,713 Part of the furniture
    I wreckon I would be, I think my biggest barrier is stress, I stresss to easily, and if I had everything I wanted, I would be happy, but then things I want aren't just objects, it's like, I want to be thin, I want to be in control, I want friends, I want a social life outside of work, etc. LikeI think if I had everything I wanted, I would be happy, I would be in control, I would constantly be busy  etc. Im not after objects, Im after emotional satisfaction really, oh, and money. I could always do with more money. 
    Shaunie
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 193 The Mix convert
    I think I would be, but again, the things I want aren't material things, they're more to do with emotional fulfillment. I would like better physical and mental health so that I can pursue my goals, I'd like some close friends and a loving relationship, and I'd like a family who love and support me. All things that money can't buy, but I think I would feel happy if I had those things (although I don't for one second imagine that I wouldn't still have some daily struggles and life rubbish thrown at me as well! But the baseline, at least, would be happy rather than miserable). Very interesting post! 
    Shaunie
  • MikeMike Hummus-Fuelled Whovian LondonPosts: 1,892 Staff Moderator
    It's really interesting to see how people have interpreted this thread, the idea of being happy and how 'want' is defined. 

    For me, I think the main thing is stability. If your finances and health are stable, it can open up a lot of doors and headspace for you to do things that bring you a sense of achievement and fulfilment. Assuming I had perfect health and perfect finances, I think I'd be able to completely dive into things I want to do, and doing those things would be the source of my happiness.

    But if I could automatically have those experiences and skills without needing to gain them, I don't think I'd be happy. Like @Skive said, I think I need that ongoing sense of accomplishment and impact on the world. :) 
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
    Shaunie
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