11 Dec – The Happiest

Who is the happiest person you know? What is their secret?

I find that I’m constantly surrounded by almost unbearably positive people. These are the people who are constantly spamming my FB wall with their inspirational / motivational graphics, and status updates about how amazing life is blah blah blah.

…I can’t stand it.

Don’t get me wrong, I know that I’m very much a pessimist, but I’m also a realist – and everybody has shit in their lives that they need to deal with. It just irritates me that these people are constantly going on about how amazing their lives are, because they’re focusing on the positives, rather than everything.

I’m not really sure if there is one particular person that I would consider to be ‘the happiest’ – how do you compare one person’s happiness to somebody else’s?

There are some people who’s happiness seems to be constant – they never seem to ever have a bad day, and everything seems to always go their way; they always seem to have things handed to them, and find themselves always landing on their feet if something doesn’t go their way. It’s annoying, but good for them.

There’s always the argument, that positivity breeds positivity, suggesting that if you remain a positive person, then positive things will happen to you – personally, I think that is a bunch of crap, but I can see why people will believe it. I’ve tried so hard to be as positive as I can, but inevitably, REALITY kicks in, and brings with it all these people who seem content on bringing me down and destroying any possible chance of happiness I could have with their stupidity and unreliability.

Maybe I’m missing something; maybe there is something to it, that I’m just not getting? Or maybe it’s really as simple as trying to focus on only the positive things in your life, and literally keeping all the negative stuff to yourself like some kind of dark side that you lock away behind closed doors and is never discussed?

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