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Being happy
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Posted - 11 January 2017 21:32
I have become cautious when going through happy periods of life. Because they are inevitably followed at some point by varying levels of misery.

Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 11 January 2017 21:42
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The key is to transcend such bourgeois notions as happiness and misery, and instead live each moment mindfully.
Posted - 11 January 2017 21:47
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And wooooh look at these meds!
Posted - 11 January 2017 22:03
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I remember a teenage friend of mine saying she never liked to get too excited over anything because then you'd be disappointed...I didn't realise at the time but her brother was dying of leukaemia so I think that's where she got that attitude. I found it very sad as it was the first time I'd encountered that sort of attitude ( at 14 years old). I think older people are more jaded.

Get a bit fed up with all the mindfulness...they even encourage it where I work! You can go on a. Free mindfulness course if you want...

Posted - 11 January 2017 22:12
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Being happy is for mediocre people.

What drives me is my ambition to achieve, to be more successful than I already am.

Happy people accept their mediocrity and settle for their 3 bed semi in the suburbs.

Work at Bervan Britton, Capsticks or Hempsons.

Derive meaning and happiness from their braindead children and live vicariously through them.

Tragic really.
The Real Anna
Posted - 11 January 2017 22:15
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Not really.

"Being happy is for mediocre people."

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Catherine Morland
Posted - 11 January 2017 22:16
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Maybe you should enjoy the varying levels of misery as you know it is going to be followed by happy periods
Posted - 11 January 2017 23:01
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I shouldn't worry Matty. You're not likely to be happy. So everyting be irie.

Posted - 11 January 2017 23:16
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Nope. As my friends across the ditch say:

The glass is half full and other half was delicious!
Posted - 11 January 2017 23:23
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Matty, you slag of every firm but the one you claim to work at, yet on your own admission your firm is neither US/MC/or SC, yet you hold US firms up as the barometer by which solicitors earn as contrasted with Bazzas of equivalent experience.

As to Capstics, I doubt whether an EP, on 400k plus, is too bothered. Drives or walks to work, works 40/50 hours a week, goes home for lunch should they wish, does the school run morning and afternoon. Watches children play rugby, football, mid afternoon. What is not to like.
Posted - 12 January 2017 00:05
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Salaried partners at that firm will make about 90-120k. Or about that. Equity is hoarded by a select few.

Re children etc, I refer you to my above statements, e.g.

"Derive meaning and happiness from their braindead children and live vicariously through them."