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“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”

hatshepsut123 2009/08/28 13:20:15
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those beliefs and wishes that society puts in our heads, they are not our expectations, not our wishes actually.
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  • Dirty(oYo) 2009/08/28 19:39:37
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    I don't know about that. Take the corner of a cabinet a little too close and stump your toe barefooted does a pretty dam good job!

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  • haarp35117 2010/04/05 02:38:44
  • carolina6sd 2010/03/17 04:02:14
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    I agree.And it's SO sad that people often do not realise that.
    The don't even bother questioning what they're told. Most people don't even dare to wonder whether things could be different.It's really sad
    I'm not sure why,but it reminded me of this quote I really like :

    Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
    — Luis Bunuel

    Idk...I think it fits...
    or maybe I'm nuts lol xD
  • hatshep... carolin... 2010/03/17 11:23:09
    hatshepsut123
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    it really fits and i agree 100%
  • Moon1Adores1Rice 2010/03/11 18:59:23
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    that is totaly true i hate that
  • Shell 2010/03/11 05:10:44
  • 1team.spirit@gmail.com 2010/03/11 05:08:04
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    I was not able to introduce my idea clearly , but in few words : my thoughts made me satisfied with myself but never made me happy !!!!!!!
  • Psykhê 2010/03/11 01:52:29 (edited)
  • hatshep... Psykhê 2010/03/11 10:11:34
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    yep. that is the point.
  • emmamess ~ In My Conscience... 2010/03/11 01:49:29 (edited)
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    emmamess ~ In My Conscience I Trust ~`
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    you're definately seeking in the direction of finding answers - just don't get lost in the darkness that can often overshadow the light while seeking. It is possibly to know when you have found what you sought is what i'm saying - don't get caught up in the view of many athiests and agnostics who also oppose 'societal norms' (aka orthodox believers and conformists) as many are the ones who are forever seeking and never finding.

    edited for clarity
  • hatshep... emmames... 2010/03/11 10:11:00
    hatshepsut123
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    good thinking
  • emmames... hatshep... 2010/03/11 15:06:07
    emmamess ~ In My Conscience I Trust ~`
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    lol - i just re-read it - i was so deep in thought when i wrote it that's it's not quite as clear as I had thought it. I'm gonna edit a few words.
  • hatshep... emmames... 2010/03/11 16:29:00
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    lol i got it, don't worry ;)
  • Jester 2010/03/11 01:34:22 (edited)
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    I do not spend a great deal of time worrying about the beliefs of others unless they impact me.
  • MeMyself&Kai 2010/03/11 01:32:50
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    That I love the fact that you made that quote a question just by adding a question mark at the end.
  • Bad Angel 2010/03/11 01:28:29
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    Excellent thought.... I always told my kids that no matter what anyone else ever taught them or told them to believe that they needed to find out the truth about things for themselves and what they felt in their heart was the truth. I think we all need to do that and then hold true to the things which we decide that we stand for. That was a great thought Hats.
  • SeaSparkzz 2009/09/03 04:59:43
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    That may be mostly true, but it doesn't account for actual depression.
  • Sara 2009/08/29 21:10:55
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    excellent quote. I do think that unhappiness is necessary in order for happiness to be felt. If we are conscious of our happiness/ unhappiness as a choice, we are able to draw more fulfillment from them.
  • <--That guy 2009/08/29 02:26:53
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    I don't know if it's the ONLY cause for unhappiness, but it certainly is one that could be very effective in causing unhappiness. Some people like to say that those believes give them happiness, but I don't think they mean that. If anything, all it really gives them is complacency. They stop questioning things because they don't believe that they have anything to worry about, so they pretty much become comfortably numb. But in order to be happy, you need to be able to feel something, and you can't do that when you're numb.
  • Dirty(oYo) 2009/08/28 19:39:37
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    I don't know about that. Take the corner of a cabinet a little too close and stump your toe barefooted does a pretty dam good job!
  • Connie 2009/08/28 15:11:27
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    Yes, and these false beliefs become our truths, which defines our reality. That's it, in a nutshell, so to speak!
  • BlackREBEL$OULJA 2009/08/28 14:06:31
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    I got a quote : Life is like smoke it don't last long before you know it itz all gone!!
  • hatshep... BlackRE... 2009/08/28 14:27:40
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    true. life is short.
  • BlackRE... hatshep... 2009/08/28 18:04:26
  • Tootsie 2009/08/28 13:38:07
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    That is a wonderful quote! It really makes you stop and think!!! I have never heard it before!! I love quotes~I always have one by my name! Thanks for sharing!!! :)
  • hatshep... Tootsie 2009/08/28 13:41:43
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    im glad you like it, it is from Anthony de Mello, great writer, if you want more, find some of his books, you wont regret :)
  • Tootsie hatshep... 2009/08/28 13:46:00
  • Mr. Rock "n" Roll 2009/08/28 13:23:00
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    Well that explains the voices I hear all the time.

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