I’ve always been really interested in the concept of “happiness” and how to achieve it, mostly because I think the only reason anyone does anything is in pursuit of this happiness. What’s interesting to me is that, people always like to think of happiness as an emotion: “I feel happy”. The way I see it, happiness is a state of mind; it’s what you are, not how you feel. Nervous, stimulated, restless, frustrated, elated — these are emotions. And you can be all of these things, and be happy at the same time: “I feel challenged, I feel confused, I feel curious; but I am happy.”
So I tried to narrow the root of my happiness down to three…what would you call them? — tips? Happiness Tips, I guess, a self-diagnosed list of three things that I tend to do, and have done from a young age, that I think has instinctively made happiness my default.
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I’ve always been really interested in the concept of “happiness” and how to achieve it, mostly because I think the only reason anyone does anything is in pursuit of this happiness. What’s interesting to me is that, people always like to think of happiness as an emotion: “I feel happy”. The way I see it, happiness is a state of mind; it’s what you are, not how you feel. Nervous, stimulated, restless, frustrated, elated — these are emotions. And you can be all of these things, and be happy at the same time: “I feel challenged, I feel confused, I feel curious; but I am happy.”

So I tried to narrow the root of my happiness down to three…what would you call them? — tips? Happiness Tips, I guess, a self-diagnosed list of three things that I tend to do, and have done from a young age, that I think has instinctively made happiness my default.

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draumbouy:

the-porcelain-empress:

White couples that adopt non-white kids

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If you’re getting mad at someone for adopting a parentless child and bringing that child into a loving home because their skin color doesn’t match then you need to take a good hard look at your priorities, evaluate your life, and ask yourself how you sunk this fucking low.

thefatgirlblog:

"All these young girls getting themselves pregnant"

Wow, self impregnating teenage girls, these men should be afraid, we as woman are evolving at alarming rates.

I had asked him many times why he stayed, and he always said the same thing: “Because I love you, and I wanted to, and I knew you were in there.” No matter how damaged I had been, he had loved me enough to still see me somewhere inside.

Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (via quotes-shape-us)