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Happiness is...

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    A kitchen full of food.

    A car tank full of gas.

    Money to pay the rent.

    A hub that gets daily traffic.

    What say you?

    1. Dancing Water profile image61
      Dancing Waterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I agree!

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      LindaTuckerRDAposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Happiness is enjoying your life today because you are not promised tomorrow.

      1. prospectboy profile image91
        prospectboyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I like this reply. Need more people in the world who think this way.

    3. ratche24 profile image60
      ratche24posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Cup of coffee and sitting on the couch with my wife and puppies. Nothing better.

    4. Cantuhearmescream profile image84
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Does one view count?

      1. Cantuhearmescream profile image84
        Cantuhearmescreamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh wait, that's my own :-(

    5. Jason Marovich profile image89
      Jason Marovichposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      According to empirical data surveyed by Weiten, Lloyd, Dunn, and Hammer (2009), happiness depends mostly on the following factors:

      1.  Factors relatively unimportant in determining our general happiness:  money, age, gender, parenthood, intelligence, and physical attractiveness.

      2.  Somewhat important:  health, social activity, and religion.

      3.  Very important:  Love and intimate relationships, work, genetics. and personality.

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      Sarra Garrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Being able to literally breathe and have good health.  (mine is going fast)
      To see others happy
      To make others smile
      That's what makes me happy.  If I can make someone else happy that is my happiness and if I can make at least one person a day smile then I've done my job for the day.

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    ClusterCritterposted 3 years ago

    I totally agree on the fourth one.

  3. Paul Corvan profile image83
    Paul Corvanposted 3 years ago

    A hub that generates money!smile

  4. SoundNFury profile image84
    SoundNFuryposted 3 years ago

    Yep, that about sums it up for me.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I keep plugging away on that hub thing. Haven't had a success in a long time though. Starting to get somewhat perturbed about that...

  6. SoundNFury profile image84
    SoundNFuryposted 3 years ago

    Why stop at one hub that generates money?  I'd like ALL of my hubs to generate money!  Okay maybe gettin a little greedy.  But you aim for the sky and hit the ceiling, right? big_smile

  7. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I do indeed keep aiming for the sky. Problem is I think the Adwords Tool keeps giving me fake ammunition.

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    ClusterCritterposted 3 years ago

    So it is more like a hub that gets daily traffic and generates enough money to pay rent, fill the car with gas, and stuff the kitchen with food.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I've done the math as to how many more hubs I'd have to write to hopefully accomplish that. The answer was disconcerting to say the least.

  10. SoundNFury profile image84
    SoundNFuryposted 3 years ago

    I'd be happy with gas money and the occasional box of hot wings.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Me and my Doritos and root beer are happy as we speak. big_smile

  12. vocalcoach profile image94
    vocalcoachposted 3 years ago

    Eating chocolate without gaining weight

    Being hugged by my grandchildren

    Reaching 400,000 views (which I just did)

    Sitting by a cozy warm fire on a very cold night

    1. Dancing Water profile image61
      Dancing Waterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Lovely!

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    ClusterCritterposted 3 years ago

    Keep your spirit up, you are much better than me - I haven't even got my Adsense approved.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Happiness is.......
      Eating uni sushi everday instead once a week.
      Having unlimited amounts of ca$h at my disposal.
      Being forever preternaturally youthful without invasive surgery.
      Having 1 million views on HubPages.
      Having a very large apartment with 2 walk-in closets for ALL my clothes........

      In ESSENCE,  I want it ALL...........
      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7909015.jpg

      And a Hubscore of 100............

      1. vocalcoach profile image94
        vocalcoachposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'm with you!  (Will substitute the shushi for chocolate)  smile

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    A house with enough room for a lot of kids.
    Having the funds to adopt a lot of kids.

    1. Dancing Water profile image61
      Dancing Waterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Beautiful!

  15. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    A car that immediately starts up when I turn the key.

  16. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Hearing on the news that the bad guys have been caught.

    1. vocalcoach profile image94
      vocalcoachposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes!!!

  17. SoundNFury profile image84
    SoundNFuryposted 3 years ago

    coffee and a good e-cigarette smile

  18. SoundNFury profile image84
    SoundNFuryposted 3 years ago
  19. Paul Corvan profile image83
    Paul Corvanposted 3 years ago

    "So it is more like a hub that gets daily traffic and generates enough money to pay rent, fill the car with gas, and stuff the kitchen with food" -- I couldn't agree more ClusterCritter LOL!

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    Brenda Durhamposted 3 years ago

    Happiness, right now, is..........
    my prodigal kitty coming back home.
    She's sweet, but sometimes mean.
    But she was gone for 3 days, and I'm so happy to see her!

  21. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    "Happiness is..."

    Discovering new keywords in Google Trends. Found 3 or 4 of them.

  22. ytsenoh profile image90
    ytsenohposted 3 years ago

    ....actually getting compensated nicely for what you write.  I've been here 3 years come this summer and I still average $10 a month or so.  A "zazzle" ad on everything.  Love the connections here, just disappointed in the work that goes in which reaps little benefit.  And, I am a patient person.  So, I would say that for today, happiness belongs to people in Boston, we finally are have a legitimate spring day in the Midwest, and I'm grateful I have my health.  It's a cha-cha day!

  23. fpherj48 profile image81
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    Holding a newborn baby
    Being his/her Grandma!

    Taking a long, slow walk, on a beautiful, breezy day

    An entire day to yourself, to do whatever you choose.

    The "Full Treatment" at a Day Spa.

    Loving and being loved right back

    Triple scoop Ice Cream Cones

    1. Dancing Water profile image61
      Dancing Waterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I agree here!

  24. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Having friends to talk with.

    1. Cantuhearmescream profile image84
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      ...having friends at all ;-)

  25. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    ... slightly higher traffic than the day before.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Same here. Most peculiar for a Saturday.

      1. liesl5858 profile image83
        liesl5858posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Happiness is having a roof over my head, have enough food to eat, have a job to go to and have good health.

  26. silkwormy profile image86
    silkwormyposted 3 years ago

    Happiness is...

    faith, hope, and lots of love! :-)

  27. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    A mayo, turkey, cheese, mustard sandwich. With a root beer chaser. And I'm dedicating this particular sandwich to Randy.

  28. brakel2 profile image87
    brakel2posted 3 years ago

    Happiness is
    Being alive
    A loving family
    great friends
    Frozen yogurt
    Being on HP
    Friends on HP and Google+
    Loving God
    Making more money on HP
    Good sex

  29. Zelkiiro profile image84
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago
  30. Good Guy profile image93
    Good Guyposted 3 years ago

    If happiness is all the above, then one just needs one item, MONEY.

    Happiness is more than that.  It is a state of mind.  Money no doubt will greatly contribute to one's happiness, but money foolishly used to seek happiness will ultimately lead one to despair and sorrow.

    I have just written a hub dedicated to my son on the subject of happiness.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Happiness is fulfilling your purpose.

  32. grand old lady profile image88
    grand old ladyposted 3 years ago
  33. SAM ELDER profile image78
    SAM ELDERposted 3 years ago

    Happiness is nostalgia for past.

  34. Paul Corvan profile image83
    Paul Corvanposted 3 years ago

    Happiness is being content of what you have and who you are smile

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    I like Pauls answer. I watched this documentary on Netflix a few months ago. It's great.

    https://www.facebook.com/HappyMovie?ref=ts&fref=ts

  36. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Happiness is being in perfect health, having an above average to genius level IQ, and a high sense of self.  If one has these components, HE/SHE can achieve what he/she set his/her mind to achieve.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What about someone with downs whose understanding is limited. Or someone with cancer who has just learned to live life to the fullest b/c they realize there is more to life than the comp?

    2. Zelkiiro profile image84
      Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hrm...I only have 1 out of 3.

      33% is a hell of a failing grade.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I'm a she so I met one of the criteria myself.

  37. damian0000 profile image74
    damian0000posted 3 years ago

    Happiness is when you get to the stage where you stop thinking that everything everybody says about you is always right

 
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