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Common Myths about Happiness

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  • Good philosopy, as long as people don't try to convince themselves they're happy when deep down they're not, because of some issue that needs to be addressed. Sometimes saying you're happy as you are, is a way of avoiding the need to tackle an issue.

    Feelings of unhappiness can be a valuable 'call to action' (to use Anthony Robbins phrase). It's how you respond to feelings of unhappiness that counts.
    - 12/15/2010 12:35:29 PM
  • KATHAKU
    This was lovely, and refreshing in today's seemingly endless world of want. - 12/15/2010 7:01:03 AM
  • What a great article. It is so very true and a brings up a lot of things I hadn't thought about before. - 12/8/2010 9:36:54 PM
  • I have on the wall in front of me as I write this: There is no way to happiness -- happiness is the way. - 11/20/2010 1:10:15 PM
  • JTWITTY
    Thank you! I really needed to read this today. My family has struggled the past couple of years with "I wish", "If only" and "Someday". We will put the practices into play today to appreciate what we have and be happy with ourselves and where we are today. I think this is a wonderful thing to share with my children. - 8/26/2010 10:48:32 AM
  • FITVALGAL
    Great article! My quote for the day: "The way you think about a situation frames your entire perception." - 8/19/2010 10:06:45 AM
  • I LOVED this article. I forget sometimes that I have no control over anything other than my thinking and when I remember that I am a happier person. - 8/18/2010 9:08:58 PM
  • Fabulous article! I have been living my life this way... well, 99% of the time :-) It's a huge part of my spiritual life. Yes, negative things will happen, and some are truly in the 1% of "terrible". However, most of life is just change, and I focus my creativity on how I can re-frame a situation into a positive, or solution-focused experience.

    I am amazed at the people who are married to their pain or the negativity of their past. It's as though they ask, "If I am not my pain, who am I"? I'm working on avoiding drawing this sort into my life.

    The one kick I got out of the article was the way it lumped together "overweight, being single, and money problems". Yes, being overweight can pose health problems. Money problems is self-explanatory. Single? That's only a problem if you want it to be a problem, or if you buy into some notion of our culture that makes no sense. I've been married, single and am happily partnered. It's all good! - 7/6/2010 6:47:25 PM
  • This article is so great and so true. Too many times too many of us focus on our wants versus appreciating what we have. This article is just great!! - 6/16/2010 9:12:38 PM
  • JBARBER1953
    What a GREAT article!!!! It is so true that we HAVE to be Happy with the here and now and I will have to say I'm getting there one step at a time.
    THANKS - 6/16/2010 1:33:10 PM
  • The article was very good and needed. Amazingly I just came from our gratitude journal - 6/16/2010 1:06:22 PM
  • I've been needing this article for a very long time. - 6/16/2010 11:21:15 AM
  • Thanks for the article. I am convinced that happiness is also a choice. You can choose to be thankful for each new day and put the next foot forward. No matter what is happening in our life we can choose to get better or be bitter. I realize that some situations call for sadness and grief and even anger, this is all part of life. I'm talking about having joy despite our situations. - 6/16/2010 10:21:51 AM
  • ROBBIEC33
    Great article, I'd like to add by recently starting the day thinking about all the things I'm grateful for it gives me a positive start to the day and a great perspective to take on any of the day's challenges which with this new perspective hardly felle like challenges at all ............Have a great & positive day! - 6/11/2010 11:23:35 AM
  • This makes so much sense and I really needed to see it today. - 1/10/2010 7:14:25 PM

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