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10 Ways To Be Unhappy by GreyLaw(m): 10:29am On Jan 15, 2016
I was thinking about the things that make people unhappy and came up with this nice, little list.

#1 Think you're the most beautiful

A wonderful recipe for being sad is to think you're the best thing that happened to beauty since fried rice. You'll be in for some real shock if you think of yourself higher than you really are.

There will always be people who are richer, cuter, finer, and smarter than you. Accept this fact, and you'll be OK; get too high-minded, and you'll have heart aches trying to measure up.

#2 Quarrel with your boss

Bosses are Lords of the Manor. Their manor! Make it a habit of quarreling nd arguing with your boss, and he'll make it his assignment to make your life at the office miserable.

In fact, two things will happen: One, you'll get the boot. Two, you'll get the queries, and then the boot! Either way you'll lose. Jose Mourinho and Eva Caboneiro come to mind. Trust me, that thing called 'Sack Letter' is never fun.

#3 Marry the wrong person

Ah! The wrong spouse is the real meaning of unhappiness. Marry the wrong person and you are bound to have constant mind aches. Beauty and money are not everything. Make sure to get married to someone you can live with ten, twenty years from your wedding day.

If you love to be unhappy, get married to the wrong person for the wrong reasons. You'll be finished in no time. Unhappy!

#4 Keep waiting for God

The perfect recipe for unhappiness is to wait for God to do what you have the ability to do. Wait for God to bathe you, marry for you, fix your corrupt country, give you food to eat. You'll wait and pray. Endlessly.

If you have ability, use it! Get out there and work with your hands that which is good. God still does miracles, but not for the lazy. Keep waiting for God to do things you can do yourself, you'll be a sad, waiting, little man.

#5 Set unrealistic goals

You want to be unhappy? Set far-fetched goals. Years will pass and you'll not achieve them, leaving you angry and frustrated. The more castles you build in the air, the more impossible for you to realise them, and the unhappier you are.

Goals should be SiMpLE + MeAsUrAbLe + AcTiOnAbLe + ReAliStiC + TiMeLy. If your goals don't have these qualities, good luck with your unhappiness.

#6 Envy others

There is nothing that dries people up like envy; it eats you up. Envy makes you jealous of other people's pretty wives, kids, cars, success, etc., but the worst part is that with such negative emotion, you'll never get to have those things.

Envy makes you not see anything to be thankful for. And, trust me, a thankless person is a sad, little person. What an unhappy combo: Envy and jealousy. They kill!

#7 Go late to work

Make it a habit of getting late to work, and you may be staring at your "thanks-but-no-thanks" letter soonest. Your boss will shout the hell out of you until he's fed up and then gives you the sack. You know how the job market is these days. Believe me, you won't be laughing home!

#8 Eat poorly

Poor eating habit, plus abuse and misuse of drugs, lead to systemic and organic damage. There is not a single person in the world who sickness makes happy. Smoking, excessive drinking and the likes, will get you to the doctor's. And sincerely, sick people are not happy people.

#9 Help everybody

You heard that story about the good Samaritan? Try it regularly and you'll soon be in for some trouble. Try to help everybody, and you'll soon be overburdened. You'll end up tormenting yourself, trying to carry other people's load. Give money to every borrower out there, even those that masquerade as friends, and you're sure to lose money.

Not every problem is meant for you to solve! Try playing Santa Claus and you'll get burned.

#10 Take everything personal

You want to be unhappy? Listen to every comment, good or bad, coming your way, and your heart will ache you to a coma. If you need people's validation to be normal, then, you'd realise too late that they'd rather not give it to you.

Be yourself! Wait for others to make you happy, and your unhappiness is as sure as the existence of the sun!

Feel free to add yours.

Paraphrased from: http://www.hardcrunch.com/lifestyle/10-ways-to-be-unhappy.html

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Re: 10 Ways To Be Unhappy by niggi4life(m): 11:12am On Jan 15, 2016
A very insightful piece
Re: 10 Ways To Be Unhappy by CharlyNick: 11:33am On Jan 15, 2016
Who doesn't like happiness cheesy

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