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#761078 - 05/05/12 10:49 AM Re: Why Can't People Be More Positive? [Re: Jilly]
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I think people in general want to feel like they belong. If their buddy has a boat then they want one too. Maybe that buddy is perceived as having more fun and having a better life. That means that more money has to be made so that a boat can be purchased. That will bring happiness to one's life. The same goes for homes, cars, phones, computers, televisions, you name it.

It is just a guess.....a lot of people don't realize that happiness comes from within you, not from things you can put your hands on. Things are just that.....things. They don't live, they don't breathe, and they don't love you back.
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#761154 - 05/05/12 05:58 PM Re: Why Can't People Be More Positive? [Re: DebbieMandel]
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I think people in general want to feel like they belong


I think this is an excellent insight. It's probably the answer wrapped up in a simple sentence.

I think since I have always followed my own drum (as far back as a child), appearing to be like everyone else have not appealed to me.

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#761160 - 05/05/12 06:11 PM Re: Why Can't People Be More Positive? [Re: DebbieMandel]
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The beauty of being with other people is that we all have our own unique personality and thoughts. This makes for interesting conversations.
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#761162 - 05/05/12 06:21 PM Re: Why Can't People Be More Positive? [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]
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I agree. I like that we are all different. I enjoy learning about other people and their interests.
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#762383 - 05/12/12 03:59 PM Re: Why Can't People Be More Positive? [Re: DebbieMandel]
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re material things: i am actually so pleased that I don't have much financial resources. It makes me really think about what I need and want. I feel like life is a fun game of figuring out how to get my needs and wants met without spending money. It gets my creative juices flowing.

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#770012 - 06/25/12 01:14 PM Re: Why Can't People Be More Positive? [Re: DebbieMandel]
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I think we are in a country in decline when it comes to trust in government, morals, ethics, temptations, the economy. We just worry so much that happiness almost seems unachievable for some.

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#770034 - 06/25/12 03:30 PM Re: Why Can't People Be More Positive? [Re: Sparkinthebrain]
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I think priorities are all messed up with many people. There is so much concern about getting the newest gadgets, cars, and other material things. Kids don't even play outside as much as they used to but instead play with their computers and cell phones. People feel that they get their pleasure from these things, and there is a lot of pressure to keep up with the latest trends and be like "everyone else".

The simple life of interacting with nature and being in a healthy environment is gone. People get pleasure and focus now from the things they buy, instead of the beauty that can be found in nature and the value in their interpersonal relationships.

If people go back to living simply and within their means, and focus more on the beauty within instead of without, they will be happier by far and will reflect positivity.
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