You guys are much older, sagely and experienced than I. You guys also go into good discussion so I hope I can get an answer.
After being trolled by SAO last night, I realized something. (There was an April Fool's joke where a highly desired TV series special was going to air, I fell for it)
What is happiness and when do I really feel it?
I see people my age being 'happy' all the time. I know what happiness feels like(maybe) and I can say that I don't feel it most of the time.
Yesterday's April Fools with SAO 16.5 showed me(reminded me) what it really feels like to be happy, excited and overall in a good mood. I am generally in a neutral everything mood or state.
We here in our demographics and psychographics are pretty similar people(over in the Anime thread, 17+ age and a love of tech and anime). So let me ask you guys, do you feel happiness often? And if so, how? What do you do? Do you have people around that always make you smile and have fun? Do you get happiness from the sheer activities you do be it gaming, watching anime or conversing?
I am not exactly sad, but I do like the feeling of happiness when dopamine releases. ..... It feels good. And I want to be happy.
I'm 75% neutral, 20% Sad and 5% happy.
I hope that college will give me the chance, oppurtunity, and reason to be happy. But I know statistically from people who are like me who also say that, that such a thing really doesn't happen. We can try to be more outgoing, find more friends, be more peppy, but we can't exactly hide our inner selves.
I exhibit symptoms that are generally exhibited by those who have been bullied, hurt by a female, or just denied by people in general. Except that that hasn't happened to me.
So what exactly is happiness and how do I achieve it?
Edited by bowei006 - 4/1/13 at 10:33am