I think this question is similar to the one about whether or not money can buy you happiness. In the short term, I think the answer is yes. Yet like with anything else, the initial happiness would wear off. I would imagine it would take a lot of work to maintain that absolute power because there would always be someone who wants what you have. That makes it work - hard work - so I don't the person would be happy about it.
Yes! If you mean, I don't have to answer to anybody. And I choose happiness...
All right, this may seem over simplified, but in a Hub I have already posted, The Essense of Happiness, I state, 'As if by magic, once you choose to be happy - you are.'
It all began for me when I left my past behind (so to speak) and went to a place where I knew no one. Of course I had absolute power... over no one. I was alone. All alone in my own little world. I could (and still do) stay up all night. I could have ice cream for breakfast (now I've switched to Frozen Yogurt.) I could literally do as I damn well pleased. And I still do. I don't have to answer to anybody.
I have been alone for over 20 years now, and I've been happy for most of them. La de da!
by Andrew Hawkley 13 years ago
I don't think absolute power is even a technical possibility but if it is does that make God absolutely corrupt?
by Raymond D Choiniere 11 years ago
Hey Hubbers,What do you think? Yes or No?Not really looking for discussion, but it might happen anyways.Thank you for your time.
by marinealways24 13 years ago
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by Shrikrishna Potdar 9 years ago
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by Money Fairy 8 years ago
Do you believe manogomy is possible in relationships?Just wondering if any of you really believe in monagamous relationships or is one or the other looking over the fence thinking the grass may be greener on the other side(metaphorically speaking)?Can there ever be true happiness with only one...
by Sadie Methan 6 years ago
If you had absolute power, what would you do to improve life on earth?This question was brought up in a class discussion and among silly comments I've heard some pretty intriguing ones as well so I wanted to learn what others outside of this room had to say about this...
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