Are you thriving or just surviving?

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  1. Emanate Presence profile image79
    Emanate Presenceposted 6 years ago

    Are you thriving or just surviving?

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    Ben Blackwellposted 6 years ago

    I would say that most people who actively write on Hubpages are thriving in a way.  I certainly consider myself to be thriving.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. It would be fun to explore this a little more. Do you mean that because people are expressing themselves and interacting with others they are thriving in a way?

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      Ben Blackwellposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is exactly what I mean.

    3. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I associate thriving with flourishing, radiating vibrancy, aliveness, full participation with the whole of life.

      It is helpful to have answers like yours, for me to gain an understanding of how other people feel about the measure of thriving.

  3. soconfident profile image81
    soconfidentposted 6 years ago

    I'm happy with my life so I would say I thriving myself.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent. What more could one ask?

  4. kiera305 profile image61
    kiera305posted 6 years ago

    Not long ago I thought I was beginning to thrive but now I am back to feeling I'm just surviving.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is to understand. I guess most people go through those cycles. And thriving or surviving seems to be a perception, a way of relating to outer circumstances and stimuli. Thank you for sharing.

  5. yankeeintexas profile image60
    yankeeintexasposted 6 years ago

    There are areas in my life where I am thriving, but there is a few area that I can truthfully say I am just surviving!

    1. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for writing honestly. I can see that too, that thriving or surviving are not always 'across the board' but may be in some areas of one's life.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 6 years ago

    I may not have much but I am thriving.  I have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in and food to eat.  What else do you need?  It's all in how you conceive life to be.  I don't hardly make any money but enough to pay my bills and work 7 days a week.  I wouldn't want to be rich, I like being poor and living a simple life.  By living simple you appreciate the little things in life much better than most.  Being poor and humble is better than being rich and not humble.  Makes for a better world.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, thriving does not necessarily have to do with having money or even good health, though both can be appreciated. Simple living can be beautiful. I also feel I am thriving when I am using my gifts and being creative.

  7. Alisha Adkins profile image93
    Alisha Adkinsposted 6 years ago

    Definitely surviving.  I have been all of my life.  Somehow I thought I'd be further along at age forty.  tongue

  8. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    Life is what you make of it.  Your attitude oftentimes determine how you feel about life. It also determines how you approach it. read more

    1. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Attitude and approach are truly key factors in anyone's experience of life. You have presented your thoughts well in the hub.

  9. europewalker profile image74
    europewalkerposted 6 years ago

    As long as I have good health I feel that I am thriving. I am far from rich and live a simple life, material things don't matter to me and I am fine with that.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree. The richest moments in my life have been when I had no money. And if I had had money, those moments would not have happened.

      You have an interesting username, europewalker. Do you walk through Europe? Will check out your profile....

  10. Dan Barfield profile image71
    Dan Barfieldposted 6 years ago

    In the last 6 months I have:
    got a new job,
    got married,
    bought a house with my wife,
    gone vegetarian,
    given up smoking,
    joined a gym (and actually started attending it!),
    started meditating daily,
    started writing seriously,
    started growing some of my own food...

    On balance, I think thriving just about sums up the situation... oh and thanks for making me realise what an awesome year I'm having!! smile

    1. Taleb80 profile image83
      Taleb80posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very Happy for you. Great Achievements. Happy Married & shiny Life.

    2. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is fantastic, Dan. A high five to you.

      I especially like that you expressed the actions you have taken which have resulted in a feeling of thriving. Inspiring!

    3. Dan Barfield profile image71
      Dan Barfieldposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed... it is, of course, more messy and complicated than that as real life tends to be... but it is satisfying to see the changes in my life that I have enacted through my choices taking a positive effect. Truly gratifying.

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    Jennifer Sucheyposted 6 years ago

    Surviving. For a while I was drowning. Lately I'm surviving. Hubpages helps. wink

    I'm not sure if the question relates to finances or life in general, but my answer applies to both.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image79
      Emanate Presenceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jennifer,

      I meant the question to be open-ended.

      The terms are not narrowly defined here, but allow answers from all interpretations.

      You answered honestly and well. I wish you the best.

  12. DDE profile image27
    DDEposted 6 years ago

    Life is a wonderful if you make it so thriving I am and always felt that way because happiness makes me feel more positive during my darkest moments.

  13. Renee Abbott profile image86
    Renee Abbottposted 6 years ago

    I am thriving. It is interesting to view this, because technically I am  what our society would title successful. I am to me though. I thrive because I love life. I have my basic needs covered, and not letting society control me, or government. I am slowly taking myself off the grid, and moving more and more into global consciousness. I am rewiring my brain, because I know as a fact we do create what we think. This has helped me to stay out of worry, and keep in the place of gratitude.
    I thrive also because I learned I am totally responsible for what is happening in my life, so finger pointing, blame and excuses are not permitted.All of this has moved me  out of survival, and completely into embracing life fully.

  14. WalterPoon profile image72
    WalterPoonposted 6 years ago

    I am striving. No time to wonder whether I am thriving or merely surviving, LOL.

 
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