Happy Kid, Die Early

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Well shit...kids AREN'T always happy. We were called in for an emergency staff meeting last week to inform us that a 15 year old committed suicide. Bummer...huh?

Emma - posted on 08/09/2011

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I totally agree with Being too cheerful – especially at inappropriate times – can also rouse anger in others, increasing the risk of a person coming to harm.

I hate people who are always cheerful i often wish i could punch them in the face to see if they would still be so happy. lol

Katherine - posted on 07/27/2011

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That means the best way to increase your happiness is to stop worrying about being happy and instead divert your energy to nurturing the social bonds you have with other people.


Well kids don't have a concept of this. Kids are inherently happy. What a bunk ass study.

Mrs. - posted on 07/26/2011

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I thought it was a bit out there too...but totally worth discussing if anyone thought there was some merit to it.

I think it would be crazy, if it were true or had aspect of truth to it.

I liked the fact that in the end they were saying, it is not so much forcing yourself to be happy, but just focusing on being social or increasing your social interactions.

Jenn - posted on 07/26/2011

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I thInk the article is Misleading. The examples given were extreme. Overly cheerful (happy even when inappropriate for situation) leading to bipolar or mental illness. Then those who seek happiness desperately, resulting in depression, well, duh! Both of those scenarios would lead to shorter life spans!

A very dear woman friend of mine was the epitome of happiness. She was kind, loving, generous, made the best of every situation and died of cancer when she was 60. She led a full, happy life with few regrets.

My husbands grandfather was a miserable, hateful, loveless drunk who died last year at age 87. He left behind a wide who mourned him but also hated him for treating her and their children so poorly. Even at his funeral, there were few positive words said about the man.

So I guess to me, truly living life is to live as my friend did. Even if that life is shorter.

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