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the pursuit of happiness


different things please different people.some people are happy quite often and some just stay in dark moods.it doesn't matter if your rich,poor,black,white,sexy,ugly or whatever.i'm interested in what makes a person happy or what it takes to keep them in a state of happiness.i guess in my pursuit of happiness that as long as my kids are healthy and i'm healthy myself thats the number one goal i aim to stay at.followed by spending plenty of quality time together and doing things.i like material things but they don't mean as much to me since i didn't grow up with much.i got a bike at christmas and if that bike got stolen a few weeks after i got it then tough luck i had to wait until the next christmas to get another.i got atari on my birthdays every year the new one come out.i had the 2600,5200,etc.see my babies have gotten to where they beg in the store now and scream for toys and most of the time i don't get them anything.every blue moon i might get them something but most of the time i don't because they have plenty of toys at home.my girlfriend says that is mean when i don't ever get them anything but i'm trying not to spoil them.i'm the kind of person that if i have few thousand in the bank i feel secure and comfortable.i don't go blowing money just because i have it.some people just don't get it.i was told the other day wow you have enough to go get a new digital camera and this and that.why?  why should i go blow money because i have it.and then when an emergency comes up i'll be flat broke regretting the purchase later.it don't take much to make me happy how about you?

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Rick GComment by Rick G - June 10, 2007, 9:38 am
Your kids are getting everything they need...a good dad.
Comment by pacattack05 - June 10, 2007, 11:41 am
YUP!....Having a few grand in the bank is the way to go. In my life, there just seems to be a never ending stream of financially bad situations which has it's way of surprising me. If it's not one thing, it's another.

That secure feeling is priceless.
The money is gone because I had to make that transition in moving to California, which didn't work, and I returned to Florida, but I did get me a nice Honda civic that i paid cash for, so atleast I have something to show for it....LOL
It's so nice not to have car payments, especially with such a reliable and fuel efficient car.
SlingKingComment by SlingKing - June 10, 2007, 11:47 am
I remember hearing something a month or so ago that made a lot of sense "There is no real happiness, only happy times and moments"

To me real happiness is not having to work! Work is bad! Working 40 50 60 hour weeks, "is bad"! I'd rather be fishing on a river or lake i've never been to before, or playing cards, riding through the woods. I like doing what i like to do! That makes me happy.
SlingKingComment by SlingKing - June 10, 2007, 11:52 am
Quick note: My last comment, where it says "is bad" Should have said "S.U.C.K.S" but i guess the filter changed it. Is it that bad of a word?
delores247Comment by delores247 - June 10, 2007, 1:10 pm
hi mike you know that is a good question,i have been looking for true happiness and trust worthy friends for so long i have forgotten to enjoy what i have,i am not homeless,i live on disability,i can pay my bills and thanks to my son i can play the lottery,you see my Son is a different story,he brings me change all durning the week because he says pennies nickels and quarters are worthless to him,I fuss but i also enjoy the change and happy he told me because he says he throws pennies in the trash,now i have a glass jar just like the avatar full of change not all pennies,Back to the orginal Subject,i hope you are happy Mike,i admire the way you are raising your kids; they will thank you when they are grown up,you will be their hero,we all have wants and needs that money can solve but money can't solve hurt feelings or emotions,i Trusted someone and they betrayed me,i am trying to heal the hurt but it always surface and the emotional scar Bleeds because this person fooled me and still fooling others,How long can this go on?When do the Good Guys Break even?   Delores247
emilygComment by emilyg - June 10, 2007, 1:18 pm
Mike - you're a good Dad. More important than toys - instill self-confidence in them. Teach them to go with life's flow. Teach them to be honorable people. Give them lots of love.
LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - June 11, 2007, 7:19 am
thanks rick,pacattack,slingking,delores and emily.really enjoyed reading everyones comments.i always love hearing others thoughts and opinions.

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