jump to last post 1-3 of 3 discussions (11 posts)

Happiness & pain

  1. Uriel profile image80
    Urielposted 7 years ago

    Can pain lead to happiness ? ANd how to find beauty in the haunting past big_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Pain does lead to happiness through wisdom.
      A haunting past is only a view, as is beauty. It is you who needs to find the wisdom offered in the learning of dealing with your past, for which, haunts you. wink

      1. snagerries profile image75
        snagerriesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Excellent answer.. Pain may sometimes lead to happiness...

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          All roads lead to happiness, because that is the ultimate goal each person tries to obtain. Pain "may"(being a bad word) sometimes leads to happiness is incorrect, due to a lack of wisdom. smile big_smile

    2. bsscorpio8 profile image61
      bsscorpio8posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yea, pain can lead to happiness, pleasure too. How to find beauty in the haunting past? Find the beauty in EVERYTHING!!!

      1. brandon125 profile image57
        brandon125posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i agree!! wink

  2. luvpassion profile image60
    luvpassionposted 7 years ago

    Depends on if you're in to fetishes...I guess.

    Perhaps I don't understand the question. If you have a tootache that doesn't allow you to eat steak, you have the painful tooth removed and you're happy you can eat steak again.

    Many authors and artists, haunted by their lives, have created beautiful works of art...I think it was Divinci who cut his own ear off.

    Teri

    1. bsscorpio8 profile image61
      bsscorpio8posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Van Gough cut off a portion of his ear; Divinci was left handed.

      1. luvpassion profile image60
        luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Knew it was one of em...thanks smile

        1. profile image0
          Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Sometimes less pain is happiness in itself! If you have a painful past, you have to find a door that you can close on that past and live your present and dream your future.

  3. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    In all my simple-mindedness, I see it this way:

    Pain:  Bad - and not related to happiness.

    Happiness:  Good - and only possible when there isn't pain.


    I,personally, would be happier with a little less wisdom "born of pain", and nothing painful that ever happened in my life has led to any lessons I wouldn't have been happier not having learned.


    So, in answer to the question, I'd say, "no".  Pain doesn't lead to happiness.

 
working