Discussion in 'General' started by _420, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. #1 _420, Jan 16, 2010
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    I have a pretty good life. But for some reason I'm never happy, at least for long. I go to a good college, I have a lot of friends, I've got money, and I smoke weed on occasion. I just got a new girlfriend, she's beautiful and I like her a lot and she likes me too. In other words, I should be happy. There's no reason why I should be depressed, but I am. Whenever things are going my way, I can't help but remembering what a shitty place the world is. There's a lot of war and poverty and disease, and even in places where everything seems to be okay, like here, no one is any more happy. The depressing thing is that I'm at the top of my game right now. My life isn't going to get any better, chances are it will get worse with age. Sometimes I just want to end it all. Why do I feel like this?

    edit: Just found out my gf tokes. WOOP WOOP!
  2. Perhpas there's something missing that you're blocking out? You could be unhappy for a reason that is buried inside you. repressed memories or something. Have you thought about seeing a therapist?
  3. #3 chronicman00, Jan 16, 2010
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    well something a lot of people realize when they get older is that money and whats portrayed as the good life wont bring happiness. it will to greedy people though. thats what this whole thing is based on..human greed. I assume youre not a greedy person by this post. youre at the top of what OTHER people believe is your game. your missing something in your life. youve been told all this will bring you happiness through out your life but then you realize you just got reeled in. but get checked out forsure man
  4. It sounds to me like you have "Depression". I've dealt with it all of my life, and I'm also bipolar. It was hard to deal with it before I knew what it was, and then doctors put me on meds that made it worse. I've learned since then that it's just something I have to live with, but you're not alone in it, so try to cheer up.
    I just try to remember that the people who care about me would be sad if I was sad, so I owe it to them to try to be happy. ^_^ :D
  5. Maybe you should get some counseling dude. I know what you mean, though.

    You have a roof over your head, a warm place to sleep, family + friends who love you, food to eat, ganja to smoke.. yet sometimes depression will hit you out of nowhere like a freight train.

    This planet be fucked up sometimes, I guess.

  6. That's why my name says "crazy bitch" under it. Lol. :D
  7. Sorry to comment again, but I wanted to say, I've recently taken up bass guitar lessons and it's made me 100x happier. I was super depressed, and it's getting me out of the house, making me feel productive and unique, and giving me something to talk about with my boyfriend.
    Try to find something you really enjoy doing and go for it. That's my best advice. ^_^
  8. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDJJwYw5Zhs]YouTube - Laugh A Little[/ame]
  9. Look up victor wooten and he will shatter your bass playing dreams :D.

    I agree, find a hobby you like also, but therapy is never a bad idea. I've got anxiety, mainly in social situations but I do little things to keep me occupied too.

  10. I never said I was going a badass, but you know.. I AM the best at everything I do. Lol. And yes, therapy is great, because it offers you a chance to talk to someone with an unbiased opinion. :)
  11. I'm always depressed/angry/anxious/sad - regardless of my current situation, good or bad. What gives, man?
    I think some people are just meant to be like this. I know I'm one of 'em.
  12. Nobody is MEANT to be that way. It's something we're born with and we have to re-program our brains to believe otherwise no matter how hard it is.
  13. I'm not convinced of this. I know I can relate to that outlook, but it's one that changes depending on my perspective.

    Do you think that maybe the factors in your life that are conventionally considering "good" and the source of "happiness" may simply not be what you require to feel happy and content?

    I mean, I know of few people who don't need friends and housing and food and entertainment to feel satisfied, but maybe you require something else other than just that. Maybe you haven't found that yet.

    It's difficult to build a foundation of happiness on anything other than yourself. You are the only constant in your life, everything else is transient. I'm certainly aware that I have tried to build my happiness on other things and other people, only to lose them. It's taken a long time to build a permanent foundation of happiness on my own virtue.
  14. I'm not sure man. I just know I've never been content with my current state.
    I've gone so far as to right down a journal containing my daily activities, intake of food, people I associate with and how they make me feel; potential triggers of unhappiness, etc.
    I've analyzed to hell for as long as I can remember, and I've come to a conclusion: I don't think anyone is truly happy, or can be truly happy. And if they are, they are either delusional (I say that in the most unoffensive way), meaning that their happiness is short lived, or their will to achieve it is so strong that they are constantly finding new exciting ways to sustain it.
    I believe that true "happiness" is never achieved. Only the pursuit of it.
  15. seems to me that you are feeling selfish and find it unfair that there are so many other people with nothing and you have everything. Maybe try doing some volunteer work once a week or donate some money to a charity
  16. Sounds like someone needs to eat more bananas.
  17. i love bananas man, if only they weren't shaped like, you know...a...pistol!

  18. totally feel ya, dude. this world is a pretty shitty place and keeps getting shittier.

    I'm told I have a lack of certain feel good chemicals. I've taken welbutrin(started taking it again like five days ago :/) which is for dopamine. I'm thinking of giving ssri's a shot which works with your seritonin re uptake.

    I'm not a fan of living life medicated and not being myself, but I think it might just make all this stupid bullshit a little more bearable so I can be more productive in order to get to a happier place.
  19. When I feel down in the dumps; I just remember what a wise man named Master Oogway once said: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
  20. i am unhappy that my satellite radio is getting worse service than regular radio!

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