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Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 11 January 2017 21:42
The key is to transcend such bourgeois notions as happiness and misery, and instead live each moment mindfully.
Posted - 11 January 2017 22:03
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I remember a teenage friend of mine saying she never liked to get too excited over anything because then you'd be disappointed...I didn't realise at the time but her brother was dying of leukaemia so I think that's where she got that attitude. I found it very sad as it was the first time I'd encountered that sort of attitude ( at 14 years old). I think older people are more jaded.

Get a bit fed up with all the mindfulness...they even encourage it where I work! You can go on a. Free mindfulness course if you want...

Posted - 11 January 2017 22:12
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Being happy is for mediocre people.

What drives me is my ambition to achieve, to be more successful than I already am.

Happy people accept their mediocrity and settle for their 3 bed semi in the suburbs.

Work at Bervan Britton, Capsticks or Hempsons.

Derive meaning and happiness from their braindead children and live vicariously through them.

Tragic really.
Phoebe Caulfield
Posted - 11 January 2017 22:16
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Maybe you should enjoy the varying levels of misery as you know it is going to be followed by happy periods
Posted - 11 January 2017 23:16
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Nope. As my friends across the ditch say:

The glass is half full and other half was delicious!
Posted - 12 January 2017 00:05
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Salaried partners at that firm will make about 90-120k. Or about that. Equity is hoarded by a select few.

Re children etc, I refer you to my above statements, e.g.

"Derive meaning and happiness from their braindead children and live vicariously through them."