How do you measure your happiness?

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m abdullah javedposted 6 years ago

How do you measure your happiness?

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Wissam Qawasmehposted 6 years ago

By the distance between me and people i love

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m abdullah javedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

that's great, how do feel then?

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Wissam Qawasmehposted 6 years agoin reply to this

Feel happier as they closer. Plus, it's hard to measure a feeling since the human is complicated

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m abdullah javedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

Excellent Wissam, Jazakallahu Khair.

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alexatomasposted 6 years ago

It's difficult to be rational about happiness, but if we could have a mathematical approach to it, it should be a something like this:

how your life looks at the moment/ how you would like your life to be

The "dream life" part of the equation is always 100%, meaning full happiness.

The hardest part to measure would be the how your life looks at the moment. We would need to separate each component of life and give it a percentage of how much it really means for full happiness. Then we would have to score on how close we are from being fully happy.

Imagine that someone is happy by having a job as CEO of Google and having a big family. But in real life, they are at Google's first entry job and they are single. Imagining that google as 10 levels of employees and entry job is the first level and CEO is the 10th level, and imagining that being single equals to the first level of relationships out of 10, their happiness would be:

(1/10 + 1/10) / 100% = 20%

Does that make sense?

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m abdullah javedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

Very logical approach towards happiness, thanks for a profound reply,  Alexa.

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connorjposted 6 years ago

Conn says, well he really types/texts it... When in happiness embrace the moments, do not measure it unless one wants to possibly end it...

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m abdullah javedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

That's wonderful way of looking at happiness, but you know Conn... If you start realising the happiness along with its quantity then you might strive for more.

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Austinstarposted 6 years ago

I measure happiness by contentment. Also, lack of physical pain.
I worked to earn a living for over 40 years and thought I would be so happy when I retired. Instead, I am full of pain and unable to physically enjoy many of the things that I used to enjoy.
So now, my happiness is measured by having a "good" day, as opposed to a bad day.
A good day is when I feel somewhat pain free and I can enjoy my reading and writing and my family.
I have learned to have "happy moments". Those moments in time like when I eat an ice cream bar and it is so delicious that it makes me smile.
When I read a wonderful book that takes me away to a fantasy that I enjoy.
When my pets do something so cute that I have to say, "Awwww".
When my husband does the housework for me or brings me a cup of coffee or tea.
When the weather is good enough to sit outside in my swing or my hammock.
These are "happy moments" and I treasure them.

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m abdullah javedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

Austin your views about contentment are commendable, true without it even happiness lack the glamour. Thanks.

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thelonelypoet02posted 6 years ago

Happiness shouldn't be measure. Appreciation is what really matters it give us the quality living that anything in this world cannot give.

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m abdullah javedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

That's true. Thanks.

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Traci Michelleposted 6 years ago

Happiness is never what we think it is. But then it is also exactly what we decide it is.

I'm sitting here at 0535 (5:35 in the morning) finishing a shift at work. If you asked what would make me happy, my prompt reply would be, "my bed." But once I get home, I'll be reluctant to go there. To miss the day, as I have most days for the past 7 years.

That's the situation if I allow my thoughts and emotions to flow without consciousness. My normal operational mode. However, I've given some thought to experimenting with choice. I should choose my emotional flavor at any given time, or at the very least be conscious of it.

So I suppose I measure happiness according to the amounts in which I choose to have it...

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m abdullah javedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

Excellent Traci, you have rightly described your perception of happiness. Thanks.

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moisesbebeposted 5 years ago

No sé si la mido o no, pero la reconozco cada vez que mira mi pareja y cuando mi mascota (gato) se me sube encima y me ronronea.

Un saludo

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m abdullah javedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

I can't understand this language Toni, will you please translate it. Thanks in advance.

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