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Old 01-04-2006, 11:14 AM   #5
Barry Cooper
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It seems to me a lot of happiness is comparative. If I grow up rich, and become poor, I'm unhappy. If I grow up poor and become rich, I'm happy. If I grow up emotionally starved, and find love, then I'm happy. If I grow up surrounded by love, and wind up alone, I'm unhappy.

If that is the case, logically you should be able to obtain maximal happiness from minimal expectations. If I expect misery, and get some level of happiness, I'm content. It's like finding a $20 bill on the ground. Who doesn't like that?
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