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QuitBanningMe

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Mar 2, 2005
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Originally posted by: crab
I'd be happy with great health.
It is overrated....spare me the "you will miss it when its gone" arguement.
Give me a bunch of money and feeling in my peepee and I'm alright:p
 

eigen

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Nov 19, 2003
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being able to kill at will.And a hot-air balloon safari across Africa.
 

jerryjg

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Jul 2, 2005
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A lot of money! A wise man said money won't buy you happiness, but it will buy you the kind of misery you can really enjoy!!
 

phisrow

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Cynic answer: A few minor neurochemical tweaks. More useful answer: Were I able to maintain the best parts of being a student on a consistent basis, I would probably be as close to happy as I can imagine being. Excellent conversation, Great books, Hard questions. A quiet, comfortable, independent life; but with good friends and a loved one close by. The occasional nice meal out, good puns, libraries, &c.

In practice, of course, I'm not too good at keeping this up for arbitrary periods without the downsides interfering, and it isn't going to get any easier once I need to enter the real world; but as a purely hypothetical situation, that is probably it.
 

UncleWai

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2001
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Continue success in anything I do.
I really hate the feeling of failure.
 

Skyclad1uhm1

Lifer
Aug 10, 2001
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Omnipotence.

Although a few billion dollars and a small country with me as dictator would be a nice start.
 

OS

Lifer
Oct 11, 1999
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tall, gorgeous, blonde trophy wife and 7+ figure net worth.

<- working on it
 

jjzelinski

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Aug 23, 2004
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Originally posted by: eigen
being able to kill at will.And a hot-air balloon safari across Africa.
Folks, THIS... is the secret of life. Spurious murder and hot air baloon safari's.
 

nakedfrog

No Lifer
Apr 3, 2001
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I'm already pretty happy. I don't want for anything (other than meaningless trinkets and such).
 

NikPreviousAcct

No Lifer
Aug 15, 2000
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I've come to the conclusion that no amount of external influence can make me truely happy in life. It's all about whether I choose to be happy or not.

I choose to be happy. :)
 

fbrdphreak

Lifer
Apr 17, 2004
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I have two main problems in my life that I would love to be fixed, the rest I can take care of:
(1) Money (I can take care of this of course, but having a sh!tload right now would help)
(2) Stop my gf from trying to move to NZ with her Mom & sis (or in the same turn just stop her Mom & sis from moving ;))
 

NikPreviousAcct

No Lifer
Aug 15, 2000
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Originally posted by: QuitBanningMe
Originally posted by: crab
I'd be happy with great health.
It is overrated....spare me the "you will miss it when its gone" arguement.
Give me a bunch of money and feeling in my peepee and I'm alright:p
Crab is more than qualified to tell you that you'll miss it when it's gone.

:beer: for Crab. Helluva guy. His struggle is inspirational.
 

nakedfrog

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Apr 3, 2001
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Originally posted by: Nik
I've come to the conclusion that no amount of external influence can make me truely happy in life. It's all about whether I choose to be happy or not.

I choose to be happy. :)
Today, anyway ;)
 

Patt

Diamond Member
Jan 30, 2000
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Being able to make a living writing, travelling and taking photographs with my wife at my side. Oh yeah, and for true happiness, I must break par! :)
 

rudder

Lifer
Nov 9, 2000
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Having my kids grow up strong enough to take care of themselves in this crazy world. They are my focus now.
 

So

Lifer
Jul 2, 2001
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All I want is for everyone who thinks its okay to use force in an attempt to impose their worldview on me to STFU.

This includes:
Religious people
Socialists
Environmentalists
cultural relativists
Monopolists
the RIAA
Neo-nazis
and
Neo-pets.
 

NikPreviousAcct

No Lifer
Aug 15, 2000
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Originally posted by: nakedfrog
Originally posted by: Nik
I've come to the conclusion that no amount of external influence can make me truely happy in life. It's all about whether I choose to be happy or not.

I choose to be happy. :)
Today, anyway ;)
ARE YOU CALLING ME FAT :|
 

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