What has made you happy?
I just caught a soul-chill from this song (Dead Island Trailer by Giles Lamb) and was shot back to times when I was really happy.
-Driving around farm towns with 2 of my best friends during the summer, listening to these pop-punk songs that were surprisingly meaningful to all of us and watching the sunset
-Late night stoner conversations about everything but the mundane
-Playing music in a band
-Good times in NYC
but hey, I can only do so much living in one life, and at 21 my life’s just begun, so i’d like to hear what your greatest memories are. what times in your life would you be able to look back at, point out, and say through a grin, “that definitely made my life worth living.” ?
maybe we’ll find clues as to what really makes people happy. maybe we’re much more similar than we think we are…
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Being in Leiden, Netherlands from January-May 2012, greatest days of my life yet. Studying abroad, meeting amazing people from Canada, England, Netherlands, Norway, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Belgium, and in no time being best friends. Chillin’ every nite in my place, drinkin’, clubbin’, blazin’, laughin’, playing videogames (Fifa), playing soccer in great green fields, running across the dutch landscape, having deep conversations as well as the most mundane ones, travelling to Berlin with them (one of the greatest cities in the world), Dublin and Belfast for St. Paddy’s Day , listening to great music, doin’ shrooms at a National Park and Museum (Kröller-Muller) connecting. I think happiness has a lot to do with excitement, connection with people, REAL connection, unveiling your masks and just being yourself, enjoying with no effort every second of your day, fluent conversations, sharing ideas and interests, experiencing life with an open mind and open heart, and a great location is just the icing of this delicious cake called happiness.
@boribori90, Sprinting down the chief (a mountain hike) and feeling my legs stop working form exhaustion :P It took us 3 hours to get up, and 30 min to get down. I found it hilarious that my legs were giving out from under me as I was running and jumping down the rocks.
That’s the most recent for me.
Seeing people happy makes me happy, even more so when knowing that I was the cause of their happiness.
Also, what makes me happy is the fact that I was born with the ability to be BE happy, I feel special from so many who have lost that ability to simply be happy. I tend to think of it as a blessing from God, but I could have just as easily a chemical imbalance that makes me as insanely, unexplainably happy as I am on a day-to-day basis.
The times when I’ve been the happiest have mostly been in the last two years, because I moved to a place where I managed to find my best friends. So they’d be-
- Being pulled out of bed at 4 in the morning to see the full moon over the Huangpu river.
- Unannounced visits from my two best friends who insisted on playing hide and seek in my tiny apartment.
- All of us coming together to take care of my little sister who got way too drunk after prom, and realizing how much they cared about her.
More recently, the things that make me happy are realizing that you can love someone and express it even from another hemisphere. Also, dancing around my apartment to vapid pop music without being judged :)