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What is your definition of happiness?

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Happiness is my Tokyo-prefectural-Judo- champion JHS grandson not afraid to tell his friends that I'm his ojichan when I met them on the street.

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The road to happiness is self-less giving of love, the kind of love that has concern and interest and some measure of charity for mankind. Happiness seems to depend almost entirely on the degree of self-lessness we acquire, the amount of service we render, and the inner peace of mind which we enjoy. It also hangs to some degree on those loved ones and friends on whose smiles and welfare our happiness so much depends on like our family.

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Spending time with my boys . . .

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Spending time with my boys . . .

I agree. Spending time with my kids, particularly when we're traveling and I have no distractions and am not thinking about work.

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Happiness is marrying a Japanese girl and having 6 kids with her.

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Detachment. Plus all of the above.

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A nice crap and a nice cup of coffee in the morning. And a nice hot bath and a nice cup of hot cocoa before bed.

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Seeing the kids falling time and time again trying to ride a bicycle, but their persistence won in the end. They rode screaming "this is fun!!". That's when I know that they'll do fine in life, I can stop worrying so much.

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Absence of pain.

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Happiness is as happiness does. Give and don't take.

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Aside from being in good health and living in a country where you can be without fear, happiness is to be loved at home, respected in the community, and equipped with the skills you need to be optimistic about the future.

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My family.

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Peace of mind and enjoying learning something new.

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Work hard, play hard. Enjoy doing whatever it is you like doing. Oh, & some money. Not being super rich, but enough to live within ur means.

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being happy?

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Pottering around in my garden, relaxing after a stressful day without kids at home.

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Living your life the way you want, with a family that loves you.

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My motorbike.

A good book.

A beer at the end of the day.

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Just waking up in the morning makes me happy. I would hate to pass away in my sleep and never get to say thank you and good bye to so many nice people.

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A stress free life is my idea of happiness... no worries, no cares...

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Here, too: my family!

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Simple pleasures - coffee, fresh bread, a hot bath etc.

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Having so much money that I never have to work again; meaning I can spend more time with loved ones and do all the things I want to.

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"Absence of pain"

There is no such thing. There's only the deadening of pain.

From Conan::

Woman: I suppose nothing hurts you."

Conan: Only pain.

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Seeing people's faces light up when I walk into a room.

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Being a Leicester City fan.

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Understanding and defining our needs in life is the main source of happiness.

Because needs vary from person to person around the globe.

Some need money, some need good health, some need hair, some need good family and the list never ends.

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Happiness is when you share happiness with others

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Being able do the normal things in life with family, friends and partner.

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The Chinese tourist free zone.

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Happiness for me = everyday a sunday,money to live your dreams, and live like a" tiger and not like a sheep".

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Good health, the ability to put good food on the table every day, good people to share it with.

A reason to get out of bed every morning, the ability to get a good night's sleep every night.

Knowing that the kids are happy and doing well, watching the grandkids grow straight physically, mentally and spiritually.

Having people and critters to whom my existence makes a difference.

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