What makes you happy?

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I'm watching the news and they are talking about "what makes you happy."
Apparently the people in the Netherlands are the "happy people."

so, What Makes You Happy?

and scale from 1-10?

I love doing things in the chemistry lab. :!!) And I say I'm about a 8 on the scale.
 

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I like checking out girls. Probably a 9 on the happy scale. 10 when they notice.
 
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Math self learning - 10
Math in college - 6

Movie once a week - 10
Movie twice a week - 8
...
Movie all weekdays - 0

Chemistry Lab (-)10 [that's minus sign]

Programming once/twice a week (self learning): 10
Programming at job: minus 10

Economics [Law of production which I am currently doing]: 7
 
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Existing (10), thinking (9), doing (8) (in that order)
 
  • #5
Reading. (8 / 10 for a really good book)
Shooting pool. (10)
Seeing old friends. (8-10)
Chess / Go. (9)
Flirting. (8)
 
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Studying Science 9.5
Lab 9.5
Reading/Discussing Philosophy 8.5
Writing 8.0
Bull**** around 7.5
 
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Ha the Nederlanders are only the happiest because of the legal dope.

Playing my mandolin or a guitar, etc. Probably a 7 or 8
Being with friends 10
Doing funny **** with friends 10
River trips 8-10
Listening to music 10
Lots of others.

Oh, the happiness thing was your overall happiness. Well right now its not very up there prolly a 4 or 5.
 
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playing a musical (non-percussion) instrument - 8
jamming (group music improv) with somebody (when it works out) - 10
jamming (when it doesn't work out) - 4

first time I fell in love - 10
second time I fell in love - 9
third time.... 7

science in general - 9
physics - 8

applying knowledge to reality - 10

seeing awesome geological sites - 8
 
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I think falling in love is a 10 everytime, its just when its not reciprocal, or the impending heartbreak, etc. its a minus 100.
 
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I'm watching the news and they are talking about "what makes you happy."
how about... making other people happy?
 
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The look of bliss on the Evo Child's face when I hand her my debit card (no I will never learn).

Finding a new baby vegetable on one of my plants.

Taking pictures of my vegetables with the camera that the Evo Child bought me (she swears she used her own money). :biggrin:

Both of my girls.

Sitting on my patio, crammed between all of my plants and watching the birds and squirrels eating the food I put out on the rocks for them.

I don't know how I could rate these. What would be a 10, winning 200 million dollars? That would be a ten.
 
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I don't know about happiness (as in joy), but I get a wonderful sense of satisfaction every time I make up and can another batch of hot chili relishes or salsas, or make another batch of pickles. My favorites from last summer are dill cucumber pickles with lots of Russian garlic and chilies for zest. My wife's favorites are the dill-pickled jalapeno rings - after I started using those on sandwiches, she tried them and is using them in everything from scrambled eggs to tossed salads. Gotta make more - we are going to run out for sure.
 
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I like sunbathing. That's a 9.

I'd like a hug. That would be a 10. ;-)
 
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how about... making other people happy?
The look of bliss on the Evo Child's face when I hand her my debit card (no I will never learn).
Right! That's the idea.

Forget about the x100 million$. I've seen things going very wrong after only a few million.
 
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Watching Nature/Science/Tech/Cosmology Documentaries - 10

Reading Physics - 8 (can be frustrating at sometimes)

Traveling - 10

Playing Videogames - 7

Playing Table Tennis - 8

Finally having a good grade & the sense of achievement . . . priceless
 
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Coming home on a Friday, when my hubby and daughter are home -10

Getting to work in the morning - 8 (although lately I've been swamped so it's dropped quite a bit, to maybe a 5)

Purring kitty in my lap - 8

Cooking for people I love - 8

Driving on a nice open road with a great song playing - 8

Seeing my daughter grow up and find her happiness - 10 (she just got her driver's license!)
 
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Can you believe i am doing some thing for a guy i have never met, the favour is causing me to spend money before i really wanted to, and using some of my time ,but that is a never mind ,as long as i keep my promise and he has a trouble free journey i will be very happy.
 
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Seems like married women get happiness from their kids..

married men?
 
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Seems like married women get happiness from their kids..

married men?
Here is my younger brother with his 6-month-old daughter. I've never seen him happier - just wait until he teaches her how to fly-fish!

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Playing electric guitar, bass guitar, drum pads, or synthesizer - 10

Listening to Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd - 10

Talking to my girl-friend - 10

Free-studying - 10

Listening to other music - 8

Playing video-games - 8

Staying real and being myself - 10
 
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My office mate and I always talk about the helicopters that fly overhead around campus. I told him that near our house is a farm, which is where the MD state trooper helicopter is parked. So if you driving past this house, you'll see a dolphine helicopter come out of the tree line and fly off. I told him its cool if you want to go see it, so we went today. We just drove down to the farm unanounced and parked near the hanger. I knocked on the door and the pilot came out and he showed us the helicopter and we talked for at least an hour and a half. Turns out he's also an engineer who flew for the navy and now the police. He was telling us all these great technical stuff about the helicopter. Really nice guy who loves what he does. That makes me happy.
 
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~christina~
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Oh, the happiness thing was your overall happiness. Well right now its not very up there prolly a 4 or 5.
exactly. But why are you so unhappy overall? 4-5
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For me lab specifically it's a 9 on the scale.

Purring kitty in my lap - 8
I forgot that too but it is also a 8 on the scale for me. :smile:
The look of bliss on the Evo Child's face when I hand her my debit card (no I will never learn).
:rofl:
how about... making other people happy?
I do like making my mother happy though.
 
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exactly. But why are you so unhappy overall? 4-5
Stuff, people stuff...
 
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I don't think it's natural to be happy all the time. That in relativity is not being happy. Personally, I think it's normal to feel depressed for a good part of your life, otherwise, what would happiness be but mundane?
 
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learning physics(and some other sciences too):9.5
reading: 8
rubiks cubing: 8.5
juggling: 8.5
doing homework: -(2^n) where n is the number of assignments
 

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