Happiness

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Penny, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    I want to discuss 2 things Happiness-related. The first one is: has anyone seen that Todd Solondz film and what did you think of it? Cause I think it's brilliant.

    The second thing is: do you think people who are happy all the time are scary and real? Cause I think I do. Think they're scary. Not real though. And boring. I was having this convo with some friends at the cafeteria the other night. Fine Arts and Philosophy students.
     
  2. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    i am happy all the time. like content. i get upset, angry, yeah. but i am generally extremely happy. i lead a good life and am true to my soul. it's not fake. it's amazing.
     
  3. nakedtreehugger

    nakedtreehugger craaaaaazy

    happiness is much more complex than a smile on your face all the time. people who are truly happy have a sense of peaceful bliss that accompanies even the worst times, the greatest sorrow. like a serenity and grace to get through the tough times.

    but constantly having a smile on your face and being in a "good mood" all the time is NOT happiness, in my opinion.
     
  4. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Well I suppose that's healthy - but I'm talking about people who are like: "everything in life is wonderful and I never feel kind of 'bad' emotion"
     
  5. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    I guess that's the kind of people I was reffering to. People who pretend that there's nothing ever wrong - or not necessarily wrong but just.. no deep thinking, no kind of emotion just like yay all the time. I'm not sure how to put what I mean into words.
     
  6. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

    I think happiness is overated. Sorrow has benefits too. A balance between the two is best imo.
     
  7. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    It's a very good movie.

    People who are happy all the time are either pretending to be happy because in reality they are miserable, insane, or plain ol' dumb.
     
  8. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

    I know what you mean. People that act like they're happy, but deep down aren't. People with joy though are at peace no matter what happens.
     
  9. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    it's called zen. i am generally pretty zen. but i feel very deep emotions, especially when i see other living creatures suffering.
     
  10. Monkey Boy

    Monkey Boy Senior Member

    Yeah, I guess zen is a better definition. When you're aware of your emotions instead of identifying with them.
     
  11. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot truth

    Such people are a type of liar and chances are that they're lying to themselves. If a constant state of euphoria were somehow possible, it would probably eventually lead to an emotional crash or burn out I'd expect.
     
  12. Aristartle

    Aristartle Snow Falling on Cedars Lifetime Supporter

    Happiness is but a state of mind.

    When you're feeling California and looking Minnesota.
     
  13. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    is a warm gun

    bang bang shoot shoot
     
  14. nakedtreehugger

    nakedtreehugger craaaaaazy

    i know, that was my first thought too.
     
  15. zen_arcade

    zen_arcade Banned

    I've seen all the Solondz movies except Happiness, and I really really want to see it. it's cool that you liked it, considering you were so disgusted when we watched Palindromes in Brooklyn.

    I think anyone capable of sustaining a perpetual upbeat attitude has got to be really shallow.
     
  16. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    i've gotta check out happiness, i have heard about it twice in a week now.
     
  17. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    Penny, I don't know about me and that beer. But I think if I drink enought I can hang.
     
  18. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    i've never found happiness to have anything to do with drama, in movies or otherwise.

    but then my way of looking at things, is looking at THINGS. not about possessing them, but their geometry and texture.

    creating and exploring though, that's where i've always found it. in doing so.
     
  19. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    It all depends on the person of course, but in general I'm not as much annoyed by the hypocritical/naive happy people as those persons that wallow in their misery and negative feelings. What does freak me out horribly are those people that are just overly nice and smiling and are faking concern for others. Not that I encounter them a lot happily :)

    Never heard of that director I'm afraid.
     
  20. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    lol Palindromes.. yea I need to watch that not stoned again. I totally puked hahahaha THAT's the expected reaction though..
     

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