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Title: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 23/07/2018 14:49:25
I am sitting here pondering considering life and considering,  what is happiness?   To me happiness is every time I look at my children or anytime I help somebody out in life.  The joys of life can never be expressed in a sense of material worth, it can be expressed by being adored and adoring back, empathy for others having more self value than self value.  Now people just walk on by , ignorance of the world around them, the poverty , the sadness, the hurt that most people would just rather ignore.  I remember the last chance I had to get away, I went Blackpool a couple of days with the kids and their mum.  We sat on the pier listening to the sea ,  that was happiness, we were together and nature provided the scene.  Now one night walking back to the Bed and breakfast,  while passing the McDonald's on the promenade, I noticed a young lady sitting there on the pavement who was obviously homeless. I could not help myself , I sat down beside her and started to talk to her.  She explained her life , I felt for her,  gave her a tenner help her out.  But what touched me , my children gave her their doughnuts they had bought earlier on from the pier. 
 
So to summon up happiness , bringing joy to others is joy to oneself.  Here is a song of happiness, look at the happiness this young lady has. 


Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: opportunity on 25/07/2018 12:51:26
I'm thinking, perhaps like you, happiness is about being alive, not just as one person, but sharing that with others.

"life" is what's available to us, the great sphere we live in....to share more is to get closer to the greater.

Clearly its not a selfie, its shared moment to moment with those around us.

believe me, its true.....trusting in how we could head that way to a greater good confirms God is good.....because it works.....because "life" works.

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: opportunity on 25/07/2018 13:19:25
Happiness:


Its getting the 90's.

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 25/07/2018 14:47:29


I found the answer to my Universe,  because I am.....



I speak to supersede all the time, 



The lord came to me and with a silent high pitched whistle spoke softly in my ear,   

''be strong, deceive and take,  give thy rewards to  thy needy ''

The lord is so wise,  he knows ,  he will beat the evil  no matter which path the lord takes,  one is bright like a shining star, one will work out the magic and work out the universe , in doing this one can smile.  All my life I have give, never been a taker, take and give, with just a few crumbs for myself . 


For thy light shines a new path and you did not foresee my help from God,  I don't need YOU to tell me when God tells me everything.   You cannot see or hear God because your own ignorance does not allow you this honor. If I lose in this life , I will be back in the next to try again, eventually the walls of Jerico will fall into the sea.


God knows happiness, it is never too late for forgiveness,   you have to have trust in God , God knows what God is doing. 

On a more happier note , living is like


I was there , didn't need hard drugs to enjoy myself,  what a rush......

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: opportunity on 25/07/2018 16:52:34
And who needs to worry?


Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: opportunity on 25/07/2018 16:58:06
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Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 25/07/2018 17:06:36
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Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 26/07/2018 01:26:58
Well that's another day gone by,  bedtime soon.  I was rather bored today so just posted lots of rubbish.   It felt good to just post random sh1t instead of always discussing science.  Anyway bedtime for me, my boys birthday so going out for the day somewhere in the morning. 

Goodnight all.  :)
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 26/07/2018 14:01:16
Well I got up to take my boy out and he decided he did not want to go out as a family, he wanted to spend the day playing outside with his sister and friends.  Tea party it is then.....
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 26/07/2018 18:41:46
Well having a  good day so far, my boy is running around happy with his friend.   I have lots of friends I should visit more often, probably 100's of friends when I consider everyone I know, I must get in touch with  them .

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 27/07/2018 11:09:14
Anyway folks, it is that time of month again, the pay the internet bill challenge.  However with a £50 council tax bill out of £90 in the bank, this next month will be looking gloomy and doubtful. 

Survive by the day, that is what we do......
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 28/07/2018 02:39:07
Well guys and girls, I think this is the end of the road for me.  A science outcast who gave ideas away in hope of achieving and building something special.  I guess I was stupid after all and my notions were worthless.  I also think through thinking so hard about Science, I now need to go the doctors for extensive brain damage treatment.


Thanks in a sincere, sarcastic way, it was an experience.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 28/07/2018 03:04:07
When to See a Doctor
If you or someone you know starts showing signs of confusion, call a doctor. Confusion can have many causes, including injury, infection, substance use, and medications. It’s important to find out what the underlying cause of the confusion is so that it can be treated.

Your doctor will ask you or your loved one to indicate when the confusion started and when you last exhibited “normal” thinking and behavior. Being able to describe the characteristics and duration of the confusion will help your doctor diagnose its cause.

People suffering from confusion can sometimes act aggressively or unpredictably. A person experiencing confusion should be closely observed and protected from harming themselves or others. If their confusion is extreme or reaching the point of delirium, your doctor may recommend admitting them to a hospital.

If confusion follows a head injury or trauma, it could be a possible concussion and you should call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency room right away. It’s especially important to call a doctor if you notice confusion alongside the following symptoms:

https://www.healthline.com/symptom/confusion

Let me think , when did my confusion start ? 

About a decade ago doctor when science told me I was wrong.

delirium
dɪˈlɪrɪəm/Submit
noun
an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence, occurring in intoxication, fever, and other disorders.


Oh yes indeed, ''illusions'' that cost me about £100 in trying to win the lotto.  Restlessness , that sounds about right at 3.15 am .

I have the answer , happiness is when you die.

Yes that makes sense , it can't be nonsense,you can't be sad when you are dead,  no hurt, absolute nothingness, how bliss. 

On that note a poem

I put the rope around my neck
look to the ground
with no regret.....

Hang on , can't type from over there, try again

I put the rope around my neck
look to the ground
with no regret
for God I have not met yet
So just let....let be......


I am still alive , not to worry , I like to feel sad, it lets me know I am alive.  I need to find myself a women to talk too, there is more to life than just science.








Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 28/07/2018 16:46:36
Darn't it, my main computer just broke and now won't reboot. 


Added- Fixed it, but it not running very well now for some reason. I will have to clean up my files, probably adware .
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 29/07/2018 15:04:45
pffff, I am indecisive today , don't know what to post , 
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: opportunity on 29/07/2018 15:07:01
Regret, New Order:

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: opportunity on 29/07/2018 15:24:40
pffff, I am indecisive today , don't know what to post ,

When I've found British utopia, this gets me back:


Follow on...


Best way to start the day.

Its not saying "let them eat cake".....its "whatever".

The trouble of the world we live in is of course how "high" is defined and who knows how to fly for sake of needing to fly.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 29/07/2018 15:54:19
pffff, I am indecisive today , don't know what to post ,

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lol still don't know what to post...I don't feel inspired today, I think I may be getting better now.

This noise is bad .....


Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: opportunity on 29/07/2018 16:27:10
Lab V Nature:

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 29/07/2018 18:55:32
Lab V Nature:


Well it is normally midnight Sunday , the internet goes off when the bill is not paid, so surfing for me will be no more I guess.
I guess it is game over being an internet surfer.
 
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 29/07/2018 23:25:27
Just in case that's a cry for help, put the rope away - your children need you, and no matter how much you might imagine that you've failed them, there's an absolute guarantee that they'll be a million times worse off without you. Good times will come, and any struggle that comes first will make that future feel much sweeter for you than for any poor sods who have it easy all this time. The heights are amplified by the depths, so those who never struggle are incapable of getting full enjoyment from the good times - they take too much for granted. Apply your intelligence to the problem of how to make money. Make sickly food and sell it to fat people - someone will doubtless want to shut you down at some point for not having the right kind of kitchen, but you can test the market until then and it could be the start of a proper business. It occurs to me that there's a big market out there to exploit, particularly as I know that many of the things that are on sale by other people who are running tiny businesses successfully are only a fraction as tasty as similar things that my mother has recipes for. In fact, I'm just wondering now why I haven't acted on this myself as it could be a nice little earner...
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 29/07/2018 23:57:04
Just in case that's a cry for help, put the rope away - your children need you, and no matter how much you might imagine that you've failed them

Thank you for caring, I would never kill myself,  my children do need me.  I just need to find some inspiration in life, it is hard when I have practically give up. 

Anyway , if I do go offline and stop posting, good bye and good luck to you all. 

LOl I have said that a few times before...
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: oooks on 30/07/2018 18:43:15
It was very cool!
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 31/07/2018 19:28:40
Well my internet is still on at the moment , although tonight is the end of the month so I am in doubt it will stay on much longer.  Well my life is boring still,  not much to do with my children, I am at a loss what to do. But oh well, I will stay cool minded and try to work something out. 


Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 31/07/2018 20:42:36
Well my internet is still on at the moment , although tonight is the end of the month so I am in doubt it will stay on much longer.  Well my life is boring still,  not much to do with my children, I am at a loss what to do. But oh well, I will stay cool minded and try to work something out.

Perhaps you could do a deal with a neighbour to share their wifi, although that'll only work if they're decent people and you make sure you never use excessive amounts of data. Not ideal, but when money's so short it may become a necessity.

That aside, you need to start a business of some kind, initially without announcing it to the authorities so that you can test the waters without drowning in paperwork. You can't rely on anyone else to provide a suitable job for you - you have to spot an opportunity for yourself and then grab it.
Title: dRe: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 31/07/2018 22:32:04
you need to start a business of some kind,

I have tried a few business ideas with trials, from refurbishing bicycles to buying and selling clothes.  However, all trials were a failure mainly because the competition is much bigger and already established , I ended up giving lots of things away because they just ended up clutter.  A complete minus and no tax owed ,  I think I needed a lot more goods and  premises to make it work, but I could not afford more than nickle and dime stuff and not much of it at any time.  Also standing out what bit of money I did use, took a long time to get back, facebook sale sites are hardly speedy sales sites.  A shop would be much more functional. 
I think my kids have give next doors kids the  wifi password,  she has 7 kids , something like that, but what do you do hey , I would feel horrible if I cut them off, they are only kids.  Also any people who come here visit , always end up logging in my connection while here, I should start charging them 25p a time  :)

 
Title: Re: dRe: What is is happiness?
Post by: Colin2B on 01/08/2018 22:33:02
I think I needed a lot more goods and  premises to make it work
A surprisingly large number of successful businesses start out in someone’s front room. The thing that separates these successful people is their dedication, they work all hours under the sun to make it a success. Most people don’t have the sticking power.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 01/08/2018 22:57:14
I think I needed a lot more goods and  premises to make it work
A surprisingly large number of successful businesses start out in someone’s front room. The thing that separates these successful people is their dedication, they work all hours under the sun to make it a success. Most people don’t have the sticking power.
Indeed, I remember working 7 days a week , working all hours in various trades in the past.  Deadlines we had to meet, meant more working hours were needed each day to succeed.
Some trades can be day and night trades, I think there is some trades though that require day time hours.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 02/08/2018 14:42:26
Happiness, is putting things back in that are taken out....



Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 03/08/2018 02:30:09
Well I have had a nice steady day chilling with my kids,  we went on a walk earlier after it had gone dark. Something had a huge glow in the night sky, I think it may of been Mars.  I feel anxiety of late, quite confused , I have a horrible feeling that something is going to try to upset my life.  My spiritual guidance keeping my senses aware and telling me to be aware of evils about to fall from the sky onto my door step with fire in their eyes.
Evils wishes to do me harm ,  but I have foreseen this future , although these evil forces are strong and they will force a mental breakdown, I will wear my armor and hold my shield of my spirited energy field to protect me .  I shall say no words but look them in the eyes , my silence leading to their subjective outlook of attack,  turning around into an counter strike of immense proportion.  At what cost will the evil forces recon compensation for their sins. 

LOl   I love just writing junk,  maybe I should screw my head on and write a book. :D

The Boxes Junk Book, 10,000 pieces of nonsense .

Chapter One - The Insecure ramblings of a looney

That sounds catchy , being a looney works for David Icke ,  ;D

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: Colin2B on 03/08/2018 05:43:23
“being a looney works for David Icke”

I think he was famous for something else before being famous for being loony.

Your first 2 paragraphs could easily be part of a book, try it.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 03/08/2018 06:31:25
“being a looney works for David Icke”

I think he was famous for something else before being famous for being loony.

Your first 2 paragraphs could easily be part of a book, try it.
I could hear them laughing in the background, a deafening upset of defeat, was this the time to run and hide in the corner like a scorned little boy .  ''Oh no'' I shouted out loud, this will not be so, I will not take defeat lightly, I will seek my revenge on those who shine away from empaphy leaving a darkness behind.  Why must it be this way you might ask, I don't know why but the quest is seemingly endless.
Oh,  how the wall stops my path , make'th a difficult journey indeed, a journey that requires deep consideration in respect to rambling on.  How my eyes grow tired with age and how my muscles feel weak, such a long journey to get here, perhaps I should just sit down with a cup of tea beside a pond on a summers day , butterflies and bee's , tree's with a breeze, all a part of one's fine self.

Perhaps, you can just all laugh some more....as I find my footsteps to the door to be no more. How you ask so much of me, the village fool  that made no difference, a life of poverty by stricken health, yet now you all need me now the time as come, the time of recogning for those ....

Wait , who is that man I see in the corner , with a grey beard and a stick, oh my, we thought you was lost.  Staring at you made me realise one thing, I really should of wore my glasses, it was a mirror.  Oh my! how I grow weary , an empty room and just imagination, my friends long dead, living inside my own head.  The shutters on the window and the gaurd at the door, shhhh, I better not talk anymore.

''How is your day '', I asked Margaret as we walked the path of love, looking at the sun above, such a beautiful blue sky, was quite light for night,  as the tablets kicked in.  Lying in my bed I heard the cries of Will,  people left behind could not wait for me to be put on chill, I arn't even ill , I live close to Rhyl , ask the gaurd he will tell you.

I thik th e tabe ts wrked ...gud nite

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: Colin2B on 03/08/2018 09:33:29
It could catch on, I’ve certainly read far worse that has ended up published.
It has a certain something that will appeal to some audiences.
Go for it.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 03/08/2018 17:56:45
There are too many books being published now (and which make next to no money), to the point that it's hard for the good stuff to get noticed (so it too makes next to no money unless it gets lucky). You can push the odds heavily in your favour though if you can make people laugh (so long as they aren't laughing at the quality of the work). If you can't do comedy, it's likely to be a thousand hours of wasted effort, and it'll probably take many thousands of hours of practice before you can produce writing of publishable standard in the first place.

In today's world, you'd be more likely to find success by doing something through Youtube, although everyone else and his dog is trying to do that too. Maybe a "Bonkers Science" channel would be a line worth exploring - you could do experiments that always go wrong but which crucially also go right by educating people about science in an entertaining way.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 03/08/2018 19:46:30
There are too many books being published now (and which make next to no money), to the point that it's hard for the good stuff to get noticed (so it too makes next to no money unless it gets lucky). You can push the odds heavily in your favour though if you can make people laugh (so long as they aren't laughing at the quality of the work). If you can't do comedy, it's likely to be a thousand hours of wasted effort, and it'll probably take many thousands of hours of practice before you can produce writing of publishable standard in the first place.

In today's world, you'd be more likely to find success by doing something through Youtube, although everyone else and his dog is trying to do that too. Maybe a "Bonkers Science" channel would be a line worth exploring - you could do experiments that always go wrong but which crucially also go right by educating people about science in an entertaining way.


What a great idea, a sort of don't try this at home it is useless.  :)


Anyway , I have had some good news today,  my sisters ex who drives and is probably one of my only true friends has agreed to go out for a couple of days taking me , the kids and the kids mum out somewhere .  So I thought a few sandwiches and drinks and Matlock for a picnic. So I am happy we have a day out to look forward too now and it will not cost much which is a bonus. 

 8)  sunglasses on, whoopee  ;D

I  miss my old work , I was quite a craftsman , have a read and see underneath link

https://www.worldskills.org/what/career/skills-explained/construction-and-building-technology/painting-and-decorating/

What I miss the most was some of the gizmo's we use to have , like wind up radios. for site use.

I though they were so inventive with things.    :P  , I wonder what I could invent .






Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 05/08/2018 01:39:19
Well another day passes and there is no clear sight of an end for me, although I am hopeful that getting out next week will inspire me to find some work .  Perhaps I should look at the different types of work available and try to find something that inspires me and makes me feel like I want to go work.  You know, stacking shelves is hardly inspiration but I may even have to resort to that although the thought alone is enough to cause anxiety.  :o
Where's summer gone, I seem to have missed it this year, stupid dreams of becoming a scientist because I was just totally stupid.  Luckily I seem to be finding my faculties  again now , I am not even sure where they went or why they went. 
Well anyway I like music , I had not heard this one before tonight, thought it was quite a good tune.


Anyway , good night folks.  :)

added- PMSl , remember this one



added - pffff, can't sleep, wide awake, too much thinking, more music ......


I would of loved to have been born with super powers , who doesn't envy superman, I think all villains want to destroy superman in the movies.



Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 05/08/2018 04:13:15
Darn't it , youtube has got some rubbish on it....


Oh well, what can I say ,



Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 05/08/2018 05:57:53
Most people are full of


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Who pick on


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Probably all that sniffing about they did when they was younger. Isn't it just so bloody marvelous  hey, how a rat can brush his fur and pretend he is a gentlemen rat when really he is still a rat .  It is bloody marvelous that you can feed a rat anything and they will just eat it right up .  I once knew a rat who died of lead poisoning, lucky I am not a exterminator, there is special sorts of people to do that sort of business. 
I will call this rat , rat A and keep feeding this rat bloody marvelous concoctions.

Have a nice day  :)
























































Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 05/08/2018 07:56:53
I have enough problems in my life with illness and being a carer to deal with anymore BS.  I have spent nearly a full year not going out of the house mainly, whats it called?  A poverty trap. 

Oh I feel like shouting at somebody alright,  this world proper pisses me off, the act of selfishness in this world is unreal.  I have always cared for people and looked out for people , I can't say I have anybody who cares or looks out for me. 

Science , what was the point?  Why did I ever bother to be laughed at .  Tried to get a job and that failed , wouldn't even give me a sh1t job to do .

Well I am proper pissed off now, although I knew from the start, but  hoped I would get somewhere and was wrong. 

Anyway thanks for waking me up, now I am awake I can go make some money the ways I know best.  See you soon no doubt , you know where my door is .  ::)

First job ring a solicitor for sueing purposes, second job ring an independent news paper to tell them my story and give them all the screenshots. Whoops did I say screenshots.....


Anyway , after reading all that , don't you think I deserve an academy award for the performance I just give  ;)


All of this internet and I can't get a proper job from it, wow man that is sick.












Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 05/08/2018 20:46:57
You could try selling novelty greetings cards. Imagine one with a picture of you on the front holding a long rubber pipe, a funnel and a jug. Inside, a message says: "This card serves as a voucher for a free colonic irrigation session. To make an appointment, book online." I'm sure lots of people would buy that for friends as a joke, and it's highly unlikely that anyone would turn up for an appointment. If any did, well, you'd just have to give it a go and hope for the best.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: The Spoon on 05/08/2018 22:28:38
I have enough problems in my life with illness and being a carer to deal with anymore BS.  I have spent nearly a full year not going out of the house mainly, whats it called?  A poverty trap. 

Oh I feel like shouting at somebody alright,  this world proper pisses me off, the act of selfishness in this world is unreal.  I have always cared for people and looked out for people , I can't say I have anybody who cares or looks out for me. 

Science , what was the point?  Why did I ever bother to be laughed at .  Tried to get a job and that failed , wouldn't even give me a sh1t job to do .

Well I am proper pissed off now, although I knew from the start, but  hoped I would get somewhere and was wrong. 

Anyway thanks for waking me up, now I am awake I can go make some money the ways I know best.  See you soon no doubt , you know where my door is .  ::)

First job ring a solicitor for sueing purposes, second job ring an independent news paper to tell them my story and give them all the screenshots. Whoops did I say screenshots.....


Anyway , after reading all that , don't you think I deserve an academy award for the performance I just give  ;)


All of this internet and I can't get a proper job from it, wow man that is sick.













You do realise that you need to pay a solicitor?
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 05/08/2018 22:51:47
You do realise that you need to pay a solicitor?
I never considered that .  ???

edit: Oh well, only a couple of hrs left then I can ring the docs see what he says.  Hopefully he wwill give me an afternoon appoinment sio I can grab a couple of hrs kip, I feel so drained. 
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 06/08/2018 11:53:23
Just remember who you are and smile,


Take the red pill or the blue pill ?

Lets party and take them both



 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) :) :) :) :) :) :)


I bet this forum as never had a party going on until now,  whoop whoop , whoop whoop , party....


Yoyoyooo, hands in the air, drop them E's like we just don't care, please share  :o


A shout out to the massive, sing it now


Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 06/08/2018 12:17:43
Lets go mental now, a new world record for a science forum disco . Whoop whoop

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 06/08/2018 16:16:20
Still awake, thinking I might start playing games again, I use to love gaming at one time, running around with a squad killing the red team off.  Gaming is good for stress,  let off some aggression but at the same time keeping a decorum and gaming etiquette.
I was never really any good at gaming , use to try to get a sniper rifle and pick off the targets to gain score and rank. One for hiding behind objects and waiting for that clear shot, but mostly some smart ass comes from behind and stabs you up , then stands over you just to rub it in .  Then of course there is the spawn point campers, you spawn then die, a proper bitch when that happens.
Tank v troops, come get some bitches, but then in comes the air and wipes you out or the c4 guy frags your ass back to spawn point.   Mad as, there is always a top player who scores loads, 1 shot kills like magic guided bullets.
My moods are up and down today, feeling ok though seems I have had no sleep for ...ohhhhh lolz. 

 ::)
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 06/08/2018 21:23:05
Well time for bed, I did it and stayed awake all day to reset my body clock .    :)

Arranged my day for going out with the kids so all good ,  hope the weather stays nice.

It sort of feels good to blog, although I talk mostly sh1t.  I think talking absolute sh1t is good for the mind. 

I sometimes wish I knew who I was actually talking to on here, anybody could be anybody and it is hard to imagine what people are like in reality. 

Anyway I am going to try and go to sleep now, good night folks.  :)
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: tkadm30 on 07/08/2018 03:00:44
Quote from: Albert Einstein
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

If you don't believe yet that Thebox has a great spirit then you're probably a fool or having a very mediocre mind.

tk
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 07/08/2018 18:10:11
Quote from: Albert Einstein
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

If you don't believe yet that Thebox has a great spirit then you're probably a fool or having a very mediocre mind.

tk


Jack Daniels is a great spirit  ;)

Hi all, I had a lovely sleep, I feel great now, sorted out a few things today for my day out tomorrow with the kids.  I hope the weather is nice , but if not who cares , I will still enjoy my day out with the kids.  Fetched my tablets this morning so I will sleep much better now at night. 
Feeling a lot calmer, perhaps my mind is finally finding some peace in the sense of sanity and happiness being the love for my children and providing them with a bit of happiness in their lives. 
I have discovered an important lesson in life , sometimes , me , myself and I , is the importance of looking after ones own mental health.  From now on , me, myself and I , is also going to look out for me , myself and I, remain true to this and hopefully get healthier in the process.   Tomorrow a new dawn and a new day for me, a bit of exercise and some fresh air, lets not forget the picnic , beef, lettuce, spring onion and mustard, what more could one want on a English day out. 

 :)

 

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 08/08/2018 15:38:13
My legs ache, Matlock and Carsington waters have done me in lol, but kids enjoyed themselves so all good.  Managed to stay dry all day as well so a bonus .
Coffee time I thinks ,  :)
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 08/08/2018 18:51:32
Very happy to hear that it went well.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 08/08/2018 21:45:35
Very happy to hear that it went well.
Thank you David, I am going to find something else to do with them at the weekend. 
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 09/08/2018 07:28:58
What to do today ?  The weather is not great today as yet, maybe later it will brighten up some.  I cannot decide what to do ,maybe I will watch a movie or two with the kids, maybe not. 
How these school summer holidays are flying by , towards the end I have got to buy school uniforms, how absurd school uniforms are, more needless expensives in life.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: Nika2003 on 09/08/2018 21:33:14
Happiness is not an emotion. It's not just an emotion. It is a state of mind, a state of being that permeates our existence. Or, at least, it would be if we fix it.
Happiness - or a state of happiness - is not something that you giggle all the time. In addition to the fact that this is not a very functional state, it, like most people, will be fairly pointed out, it is impossible
Happiness does not mean that you have to smile all this damn time. Happiness does not mean that you have to disguise your anger, fear, sadness, disappointment, or any of the ten billion other emotions that people are especially gifted with. Happiness does not mean that you need to raise the front when everything collapses.

Fulfillment of any or all of the foregoing is a surefire successful label for such suffering, which is the antithesis of everything that means happiness.

Because if happiness meant anything from the above, I would quit my job and gladly joined the unhappy tribe long ago.
Imagine that your emotions are drawn on the line. Imagine that the line rises and falls with a change in emotional reactions and even moods. Your anger, joy, fear, stress, pain, excitement - every little passing emotional tremor creates ripples in the line.
Now imagine happiness as an outer cover - a permanent protective case that does not allow your emotional-line line to go completely bent or off the hook. The line still hesitates, still flowing freely with your emotions and moods - but with the encompassing of the all-encompassing happiness it always returns to its default position-the position of calmness and balance. In other words, your happy place.
A happy mind is not immune to emotions. And definitely not magically torn away from all the senses. He is also extraordinarily protected from maxima and lows of life.

On the contrary, a happy mind, a happy being, knows that emotions are crucial. Spraying them or throttling them is never a solution, but simply an idiotic and dangerous distraction - an illusion that is related to the reverse consequences.
However, a happy mind is better suited to emotions. And even when he willingly lets himself go with the flow of his current emotions and / or moods, including more negative ones such as anger, he always retains understanding and the ability to eventually return to his default position.
And this, perhaps, is the only definition of happiness that is applicable. It really and really makes sense.
Happiness is the ability to become attached to our own ideal state of mind - our happy place where we are in our quietest, best self. There is no prototype of this "ideal". It is subjective and inevitably changing from person to person. It is important for us to identify our own personal ideal, and then work on ourselves, identify the tools and methods that work for us, and educate ourselves to support this ideal as close as possible.
Happiness is more than emotion. This tool. A happy state of mind better copes with failure, is more creative, more productive and an important key to a holistic life.
In general, happiness is different for everyone. Choose your fortune and be happy.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 09/08/2018 22:22:00
How these school summer holidays are flying by , towards the end I have got to buy school uniforms, how absurd school uniforms are, more needless expensives in life.

The trick with uniforms (and some other clothing) is to buy the outer layers second hand from people who have clean, unadventurous children a bit bigger than yours; i.e. the less common kind of children who don't come anywhere close to wearing them out. Part of the deal has to be that the previous wearers of them must have no idea who they went to (and ideally they shouldn't even know that they've been passed on at all). It's worth asking around (secretly), as you might be able to save a good few quid, and in the process help someone else buy new stuff that you'll again be able to buy from them in good condition for a fraction of the cost next year. This clearly isn't ideal, but every pound saved in this way is an opportunity to improve your children's quality of life in other ways (it all adds up), just so long as the clothes are still in good condition and don't look significantly worn. In the same way, you might be able to sell your children's old uniforms on for a little money if they haven't worn (eroded) them too much. I suspect a lot of perfectly sound clothing simply ends up in the bin because no one asks.

If none of this turns out to be practical because you can't find any pre-owned clothes in good enough condition, then you should stop thinking of school uniforms as a needless expense - they would be wearing out other clothes otherwise and the expense would be much the same.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: alancalverd on 10/08/2018 10:29:30
There's a lot to be said in favor of school uniform. Kids have to wear something, and supermarket mass-produced shirts and underwear are as good and cheap as anything else. Regulation blazers or fleeces mean that they don't spend the day worrying about being out of  fashion. The only problem is likely to be shoes, but again sensible schools insist on regulation black laceups so there's no shame in wearing last year's trainers.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 11/08/2018 21:27:10




Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 11/08/2018 22:32:52
Time for one last poem

cube was real
cube was really empty
meme +200
tears cup full
stress dire level
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
fault all yours
They then looked out towards the mud
and ate worms for their dinner
waiting for their daddy return
from shoplifting
because that is real
as daddy cries
as daddy cries
as daddy cries
cus now daddy
just wants to die...
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 11/08/2018 23:51:12
If that's based on your own life, you need to blog about it and get the politicians involved. The country is letting millions of people like you down by failing to provide adequate support, but the public still doesn't see it. Get angry about it and show them.

If you haven't already done so, find out how to access food banks - go to the Citizen's Advice Bureau and set out your situation to them.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 18/08/2018 12:14:31
 
If that's based on your own life, you need to blog about it and get the politicians involved. The country is letting millions of people like you down by failing to provide adequate support, but the public still doesn't see it. Get angry about it and show them.

If you haven't already done so, find out how to access food banks - go to the Citizen's Advice Bureau and set out your situation to them.
Thank you for caring David, my mental health is getting far better at a seemingly rapid pace.  I am managing to forget all the fake science I made up in my mind ,  also my compulsion to post nonsense is fading and I am slowly stopping the want/feel for the need to do science.  My internet is going off soon, this time I am not worried about tryin to raise money to keep it on, I will just let it go off and start to live again.  I plan on finding a job, go back and join the ''rat race'',  go do some mindless shelf stacking or something similar.   So if i don't  cya again, just cya... :P
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 19/08/2018 00:13:10
A break from the Net can do a lot of good. You can return to it later with a new perspective and understand better how to prevent it dominating your time. A lot of people are going wake up some day and realise that they've wasted the best decades of their lives talking crap online with people they've never even met. Anyway, good luck, and keep in touch from time to time.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 24/08/2018 15:26:05
A break from the Net can do a lot of good. You can return to it later with a new perspective and understand better how to prevent it dominating your time. A lot of people are going wake up some day and realise that they've wasted the best decades of their lives talking crap online with people they've never even met. Anyway, good luck, and keep in touch from time to time.
hey buddy, managed to get my net back on, cheap entertainment for a month is a must on a budget, its like £1.50 a day .
I tell you what some people need to learn how to read, just recently I was talking about piles and how Andrex gives a less soar ass, but never mind they read it wrong and lost me .

Anyway I am going to perfect my ideas and show science I am not no deluded idiot fool.  I am feeling well now David, sort of wide awake from limbo.

Anyway hope you are well.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 24/08/2018 18:54:33
hey buddy, managed to get my net back on, cheap entertainment for a month is a must on a budget, its like £1.50 a day .

That's good, but don't get sucked in too deep. Your priority is to find a way to make money, and that's where your ideas should be focused.

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Anyway I am going to perfect my ideas and show science I am not no deluded idiot fool.

You'll never be able to convince a deluded science establishment that you aren't deluded, so you're doomed to failure. Indeed, some of the greatest scientists of all time are still dying off without being recognised. LaFrenière appears to have been onto something big, but he was completely ignored because he was building everything upon Lorentz's aether theory. I don't know if his ideas are right, but he certainly had the right approach.

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I am feeling well now David, sort of wide awake from limbo.

That's good - assisted sleep doubtless assists wakefulness too, but there may be an underlying cause which could mean there are better ways of controlling things. You recently went through an episode when you made thousands of posts here in a single month, and that looks like an indication of some kind of instability that comes and goes over time. Have you ever discussed things like bipolar disorder with your doctor to try to rule it in or out? It's common in creative people with an interest in science, and isn't necessarily a bad thing to have, so long as it's recognised and kept under some control. My favourite aunt has it. A high-status, high-performing member of this forum has it too. Stephen Fry has it. It's super cool these days, so don't be afraid to explore the possibility.

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Anyway hope you are well.

I rarely am, but at least I know what it is now (Crohn's disease). Doctors can misdiagnose things for decades, so it's worth doing lots of research yourself online, and then getting a new doctor who asks the right questions and doesn't only care about getting through as many consultations as possible in the shortest time.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 24/08/2018 19:24:58
You recently went through an episode when you made thousands of posts here in a single month, and that looks like an indication of some kind of instability that comes and goes over time. Have you ever discussed things like bipolar disorder with your doctor to try to rule it in or out?
I have considered bipolar David, I have also considered the ignorance of science driving me to post to try and gain a scientists attention.  We both know there is not many people who dare engage in my theories , I have put out enough challenges in the past and present.  Forums have banned me on one post , for ''crying out loud''what the heck.  Where as talk gone ?  Why do people have certain comfort zones where they dare not venture beyond.
I give up and get back up again David. 

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I rarely am, but at least I know what it is now (Crohn's disease). Doctors can misdiagnose things for decades, so it's worth doing lots of research yourself online, and then getting a new doctor who asks the right questions and doesn't only care about getting through as many consultations as possible in the shortest time.


Sorry to hear that David , I wish you well, I may have to look that one up now and try to  find the causality.

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You'll never be able to convince a deluded science establishment that you aren't deluded, so you're doomed to failure.


It should be about my work and notions , not about me.  I don't think science is deluded but when it comes to science, neither am I .  I know my own limits and  capabilities, I don't know everything and always like to know nothing. 

Anyway thanks for your reply, you are a true gentlemen sir.



Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 25/08/2018 03:12:27
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 27/08/2018 00:09:02
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 27/08/2018 18:52:15
If only when I was young, I could of seen 4 different directions of life ahead of me.... :-X :) >:( ???

I wonder which direction I would of taken....

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 27/08/2018 21:22:44
If only when I was young, I could of seen 4 different directions of life ahead of me.... :-X :) >:( ???

I wonder which direction I would of taken....

Which direction are you going to take now so that you don't look back later and wonder a similar thing? Why not make a TARDIS? And I mean that literally: novelty garden sheds for the small garden, built using the secret construction method I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in a PM (and taking advantage of free materials that are being thrown away). Start a business through experimentation. 5x5ft is big enough to sleep across the diagonal, so a homeless friend could use it as temporary accommodation too if necessary. Build your own future by doing something unconventional, making unique products that command a premium price.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 28/08/2018 10:44:18
If only when I was young, I could of seen 4 different directions of life ahead of me.... :-X :) >:( ???

I wonder which direction I would of taken....

Which direction are you going to take now so that you don't look back later and wonder a similar thing? Why not make a TARDIS? And I mean that literally: novelty garden sheds for the small garden, built using the secret construction method I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in a PM (and taking advantage of free materials that are being thrown away). Start a business through experimentation. 5x5ft is big enough to sleep across the diagonal, so a homeless friend could use it as temporary accommodation too if necessary. Build your own future by doing something unconventional, making unique products that command a premium price.
I am not sure which direction I am heading at the moment, a bit busy trying to help out my friend.  So far I have begged a few clothes items and some food , got him go the doctors who as give him a sick note , depression tablets and he as got to go for bloods, suffering high blood pressure at 28 years old, wow.  Getting him to make a ESA claim a bit later today, as for accommodation, bad news so far.  I have rang a few places who offer 1 bedroom accommodation, no deposit, DSS welcome.  However they want agent fee's and a months rent up front, the irony of no deposit.   
So now it looks like I need to do a fund raiser, need about £500 to get him somewhere, I would take  a loan if I could, but no loan company is going to loan out £500 unless you are working full time etc. 
Dilemmas of life hey......I will come up with something...
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 30/08/2018 16:00:11
Yay , I got my internet back on, a weird day indeed.  The money that we got off our beloved government went on school uniforms, was looking rather stuffed to say the least, then a miracle, the women next door out of the blue mentioned she was saving a bit of money , and if we was stuck we could borrow some and pay it back weekly.  A no interest loan restoring my faith in some humans. 
 :D :D :D

Happy.....
 
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 30/08/2018 19:58:03
I am still happy today, I bet you are all shocked, even better news, I may have found a way to help my friend out, and hopefully in a few weeks somewhere to call home.. How cool is that    :P :P
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 30/08/2018 22:22:48
I am still happy today, I bet you are all shocked, even better news, I may have found a way to help my friend out, and hopefully in a few weeks somewhere to call home.. How cool is that    :P :P

It all sounds positive. If you borrow money from the bank next door, make sure you pay some interest on the loan even if it isn't asked for. And keep focused on finding a new source of income. People are always spending money on something, but the trick is to find out where the untapped demand is. Visiting elderly people to change light bulbs or help them use the Internet could be lucrative - my uncle's currently being fleeced by some bastard who charges £40 an hour to help him use his computer, and he deliberately installs things that are hard to use in order to guarantee return business. Someone doing the same kind of job without the exploitation aspect would get a much better reputation and would find just as much work as knowledge of his service spreads by word of mouth. You might be able to become that person.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 30/08/2018 22:51:12
I am still happy today, I bet you are all shocked, even better news, I may have found a way to help my friend out, and hopefully in a few weeks somewhere to call home.. How cool is that    :P :P

It all sounds positive. If you borrow money from the bank next door, make sure you pay some interest on the loan even if it isn't asked for. And keep focused on finding a new source of income. People are always spending money on something, but the trick is to find out where the untapped demand is. Visiting elderly people to change light bulbs or help them use the Internet could be lucrative - my uncle's currently being fleeced by some bastard who charges £40 an hour to help him use his computer, and he deliberately installs things that are hard to use in order to guarantee return business. Someone doing the same kind of job without the exploitation aspect would get a much better reputation and would find just as much work as knowledge of his service spreads by word of mouth. You might be able to become that person.
£40 a hour is good money, I do think though since the bringing out of tablets and more advanced laptops, standard PC's are becoming a thing of the past for home use.  I have no statistics for that , it just seems true by observation.  That said there is probably still a small market for that , but I imagine there is established business's already doing this type thing and I do not have a driving license although I can drive, that makes finding suitable work more awkward. I have been trying to think how I can create a job working from home, computer based, maybe I can find some sort of research job or even some some of reporting job.  Surely there is somebody in the world who might consider my thinking an asset. I don't know David, at a life crossroads where I am standing in the middle looking in every direction, unfortunately the directions look empty with no prospects at the moment.   :P


Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 30/08/2018 23:51:10
That said there is probably still a small market for that , but I imagine there is established business's already doing this type thing and I do not have a driving license although I can drive, that makes finding suitable work more awkward.

There are likely some such people within walking or cycling distance, so it's a market that may be worth testing, and you don't have to declare your earnings while testing the idea. You do have to be good at helping people with the relevant skills though, and that means being patient and applying your intelligence to work out strategies for them to negotiate what is often terrible software - don't take this on if you aren't good at explaining and teaching things. (I'm not certain that you would be good enough at it, but you can start by offering free help on the basis that people only pay if they really think you've done a good job, and you'll soon find out.) Just accessing emails is hard enough for many people, and being able to save photos from them, then find those photos, etc. My uncle, despite parting with multiple amounts of £40, still can't access his emails, never mind reply to any. The shark can't even teach him to use Skype, but he won't want to do that as it would lead to other people being able to help without the shark being paid. That is how dire the situation is, and I'm sure you can do a better job than that shark. That's why a better service could be a viable business once you've built up a reputation and people start to seek you out (because everyone says you're not a crook and that you don't trap people into depending on you). If you have time to kill, go and speak to elderly people in the streets nearby and tell them directly that you're experimenting with business ideas. Don't ring doorbells as that isn't done these days, but just look for people who might be open for a chat. Ask them if they know anyone who might benefit from your help, and give them a way to contact you - you might get a phone call months later, but a delay in the thing getting started is not an indication of an inability of the idea to get somewhere over time. It's also fine to explain to them that money is tight and that you are trying to find a better life through work, explaining that you suffer from stress issues which make it hard for you to do normal employed work and that you need the flexibility that being self-employed offers. Explain that you're happy to help people in all sorts of ways, changing fuses, moving furniture, etc. - simple things that they may have been able to do themselves with, but now find a bit of a struggle. There are people who make a living doing this (many of them in a highly exploitative manner), so why shouldn't you be one of the good ones who doesn't rip people off?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, and this has the advantage of low/zero costs - you just need to be able to relate to people, to be practical, and to be able to give clear, memorable instructions when teaching. Add gardening to the list of things you can help with - be a jack of all trades, and win customers by being friendly, affordable and 100% honest. On occasions where the task is trivial, you can refuse to charge - that will generate more business, and it will help word about you spread. Don't take on anything that's beyond your abilities - if it isn't just a washer in a tap and needs a plumber, tell them to get a proper plumber in and refuse to charge them.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 31/08/2018 00:30:30
That said there is probably still a small market for that , but I imagine there is established business's already doing this type thing and I do not have a driving license although I can drive, that makes finding suitable work more awkward.

There are likely some such people within walking or cycling distance, so it's a market that may be worth testing, and you don't have to declare your earnings while testing the idea. You do have to be good at helping people with the relevant skills though, and that means being patient and applying your intelligence to work out strategies for them to negotiate what is often terrible software - don't take this on if you aren't good at explaining and teaching things. (I'm not certain that you would be good enough at it, but you can start by offering free help on the basis that people only pay if they really think you've done a good job, and you'll soon find out.) Just accessing emails is hard enough for many people, and being able to save photos from them, then find those photos, etc. My uncle, despite parting with multiple amounts of £40, still can't access his emails, never mind reply to any. The shark can't even teach him to use Skype, but he won't want to do that as it would lead to other people being able to help without the shark being paid. That is how dire the situation is, and I'm sure you can do a better job than that shark. That's why a better service could be a viable business once you've built up a reputation and people start to seek you out (because everyone says you're not a crook and that you don't trap people into depending on you). If you have time to kill, go and speak to elderly people in the streets nearby and tell them directly that you're experimenting with business ideas. Don't ring doorbells as that isn't done these days, but just look for people who might be open for a chat. Ask them if they know anyone who might benefit from your help, and give them a way to contact you - you might get a phone call months later, but a delay in the thing getting started is not an indication of an inability of the idea to get somewhere over time. It's also fine to explain to them that money is tight and that you are trying to find a better life through work, explaining that you suffer from stress issues which make it hard for you to do normal employed work and that you need the flexibility that being self-employed offers. Explain that you're happy to help people in all sorts of ways, changing fuses, moving furniture, etc. - simple things that they may have been able to do themselves with, but now find a bit of a struggle. There are people who make a living doing this (many of them in a highly exploitative manner), so why shouldn't you be one of the good ones who doesn't rip people off?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, and this has the advantage of low/zero costs - you just need to be able to relate to people, to be practical, and to be able to give clear, memorable instructions when teaching. Add gardening to the list of things you can help with - be a jack of all trades, and win customers by being friendly, affordable and 100% honest. On occasions where the task is trivial, you can refuse to charge - that will generate more business, and it will help word about you spread. Don't take on anything that's beyond your abilities - if it isn't just a washer in a tap and needs a plumber, tell them to get a proper plumber in and refuse to charge them.
Thank you for some interesting good advice David, I have done some plumbing , fitted toilets and sinks etc.  Leaky taps not a big deal , or fitting outdoor taps , only a matter of having the right tools for the job.  Joinery work is not difficult, hate hanging doors though, skirting board and arcs etc is easy. Can also fit laminate floors, paint and decorate, in fact there is lots of things I could do because I am versatile.  I won't mess with house main electrics but only because of regulations, but it is not difficult to change a socket or ceiling rose. 

I had to change the toilet here from a gravity fed system to the mains for flushing, used the plastic system , was easy.

marks and s......high street job,  painting it at night , took ages to sheet out with polythene  etc.


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Another branch was a water damaged bowed ceiling had to cut out , re-board and skim , the paint still bit a wet in photo lol , hated unloaded all the top shelf of cosmetics. 


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Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 31/08/2018 20:59:01
One of the major barriers to jobless people starting up a business is the impact it has on benefits - they can end up becoming bankrupt almost as soon as they start because the trivial earnings that they initially make lead to problems with paperwork (accountants are expensive) and benefits can be slashed/eliminated. That's why we ought to have a basic income system instead so that you continue to get it regardless, providing a route to starting up a business without having the rug violently pulled out from under your feet right at the start, but politicians specialise in making a mess that traps people in unnecessary poverty and which also makes things much more expensive for taxpayers. (That's also why we have a shortage of people prepared to pick fruit - plenty of people want to do it, but there's too much bureaucracy involved which means they'd be working for no gain.)

The only sane thing to do is bend the rules - don't declare what you're earning until you're sure that it's sufficiently sustainable that you can manage without any benefits that might disappear, even if you go through a bad patch when you're too ill to work for a few weeks (this common need is something else that politicians simply don't understand - they don't have a clue about how to build dynamic systems that adjust effortlessly to people's continually-changing needs without snaring them at every turn and dragging them back down into their ridiculous system that maximises poverty and cost to the taxpayer). If things were better organised, you'd simply be able to feed all earnings through a special bank account while testing new business ideas, and half of that amount would be subtracted from your benefits without the benefits being affected in any other way. That would be reasonably fair because benefits are largely a payment for work that you would be doing if you could find it, and you're supposed to spend your time working on trying to find work, so any time taken out to do actual work should be balanced by a reduction in benefits smaller than the amount earned. In the absence of such an official pathway, you could stick to a system where you send half of all earnings during the testing phase to a charity that you care about, and you should do this because that amount (or thereabouts) does not morally belong to you - you will then be able to prove that you are not running an immoral black-market business and that you are genuinely still in the testing phase of a business idea which you will either switch to properly as an official business if the numbers stack up, or you'll abandon if they hit a plateau and stubbornly refuse to grow to the required level. This could technically be illegal if you're earning more than a certain amount, but in the unlikely event of you getting into trouble over it you could go to the press and explain exactly what you've been doing and how hard it is to get a business started if you play by the rules - that money given to charity would make it big story and could help bring about a change in the rules to make it easier for people to escape the poverty trap. This way, you turn a risk into something heroic.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 31/08/2018 21:51:29
One of the major barriers to jobless people starting up a business is the impact it has on benefits - they can end up becoming bankrupt almost as soon as they start because the trivial earnings that they initially make lead to problems with paperwork (accountants are expensive) and benefits can be slashed/eliminated.

If a person is on benefits, often this means no savings as saving on benefits takes lots of sacrifices in the way of not ''living'' at all.  When it comes to starting a business or even getting a normal job as an employee, if you are/have been on benefits , from the off this is a struggle unless you was lucky enough to gain a lump sum from somewhere to cover you . The pressure is on from the first day you go work, if you don't drive you need find public transport fare, if you do drive you need find petrol money. Then of course breakfast and dinner, which you will find a lot of people on benefits skip while at home, just having a tea time meal, but at work more energy is consumed so the body needs more fuel. 
The problem more than anything is there is not enough paid jobs, there is lots of ''unpaid'' jobs in the country that could be done,  but nobody wants to foot these bills because they are not profitable. 
Like I have said before, the monopoly board is full, so starting a business without big finance to buy and corner the market is not easy. Niches/fads don't last long , so a business needs to be long term and keep changing with the times to keep the customer market interested. Obviously the leisure industry can be good , adventure experiences and things like that .  Food is always good, but the right food to the right market, the average person does not want lobster etc, but some locations in the country , lobster goes down well. 
I suggested a while ago elsewhere, the government started a working for benefits program, but at a higher rate so people don't feel badly done . How can tax payers complain about a benefit system where the payees were tidying the country up for benefits and similar things . 
I keep looking at b and  b 's in Blackpool,  some seem quite cheap to buy , I obviously could decorate them to a high standard and have a nice place for people to stay.  Unfortunately  though, not too expensive is expensive to me when skint. 
Another one I have always fancied, is like a country park with wooden houses,with a lake of course .  That would be a cool business, but way out there dreams , be lucky get a shed in the back yard here :P
Sorry if my writing is bit chit tonight, I get down at times, but always pick myself back up.  Retail is always an outlook, but in retail the huge supermarkets are making it more difficult.  Even facebook as sales pages now, mainly car boot type items and personal belongings, nickle and dime stuff hardly worth the effort, takes weeks to sell one item sometimes.  Lots of people try , I even sore somebody doing raffles on there the other day, not sure if that is even legal.
I think the most of all if anything, a business I would like is one where the poorer families were gaining something, like a cheap holiday place or something similar. I think the satisfaction of seeing smiles would be better than profit , although there would be a some profit after tight budgeted running costs. 
Of course my dream job would involve fishing , but that is more of a love.  But in reality I do what I need to do to survive the rat race, like lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of people do in the UK.   I feel I have wasted my life and it is now too late... :'(

But hey ,  cheer up myself with a song...     
 :) :)                                                                         






Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 01/09/2018 01:24:08
Talk  to people, keep looking for opportunities, and then test the market. There are still areas where money can be made - most of the competition isn't daring to give it a go because they too are trapped in a system that makes it hard to break out. It's very hard to get anywhere if you stick to the rules, so you have to be bold and bend them a bit (while protecting yourself by making it clear that what you're doing is fully moral). There's nothing to lose from exploring possibilities - a lot comes down to finding the right ideas and the right people who want what you can offer. Helping old people use computers is about as simple as it gets, and there may be sufficient demand there for you to get places, but you need to become known for it and to gain a good reputation - people are not buying the service primarily because they don't know who to go to that isn't a shark. And by being a jack of all trades, once they've found they can trust you with one, they might have more work for you of other kinds, and recommend you to others. There may be people doing all the same kinds of work in the area already, but they'll vary in quality. If you're better than the worst ones (and there will likely be some bad ones making a reasonable living), you could take a lot of business off them.  It might be worth reading "How to Win Friends and Influence People" - it's something that conmen certainly recommend, and you have to be able to beat them.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 01/09/2018 01:27:54
@David 

Would you please mind answering a few questions on your diet habit's?

What type of water do you drink?

1)Normal tap water

2)Distilled

3)Bottled

What bread do you eat ?

1)White

2)Wholemeal

3)Other

Meat .

1) Red

2) white

I read the other day about somebody being allergic to water, I am wondering/considering Crohn's may be a version of this.  The seemingly obvious to me is that it is something to do with what somebody eats or drinks which inflames the digestion system.



Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 01/09/2018 01:30:14
Talk  to people, keep looking for opportunities, and then test the market. There are still areas where money can be made - most of the competition isn't daring to give it a go because they too are trapped in a system that makes it hard to break out. It's very hard to get anywhere if you stick to the rules, so you have to be bold and bend them a bit (while protecting yourself by making it clear that what you're doing is fully moral). There's nothing to lose from exploring possibilities - a lot comes down to finding the right ideas and the right people who want what you can offer. Helping old people use computers is about as simple as it gets, and there may be sufficient demand there for you to get places, but you need to become known for it and to gain a good reputation - people are not buying the service primarily because they don't know who to go to that isn't a shark. And by being a jack of all trades, once they've found they can trust you with one, they might have more work for you of other kinds, and recommend you to others. There may be people doing all the same kinds of work in the area already, but they'll vary in quality. If you're better than the worst ones (and there will likely be some bad ones making a reasonable living), you could take a lot of business off them.  It might be worth reading "How to Win Friends and Influence People" - it's something that conmen certainly recommend, and you have to be able to beat them.
Thank you David,  we must of been typing at the same time.   ::)

Anyway I am  not important, see my other post , let us see if we can work it out.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 01/09/2018 01:40:22
I assume if you were not born with Crohn's disease, the antigen got into your system via your mouth....the main digestive system being affected suggesting the antigen was ingested. 

I am not a doctor but we might be able to narrow it down to something by reverse engineering the disease to find causality. 

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It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.[7][9] While Crohn's is an immune-related disease, it does not appear to be an autoimmune disease (in that the immune system is not being triggered by the body itself).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crohn%27s_disease

Important bit in colour, try no milk....it could be like when a body rejects a  donor organ,  an adverse effect to a foreign body such as an  animal bio product such as milk. 

added- Sorry if I stepped over the mark and it is a bit personal to you, but I want to be able to help you !

added-

Butter
cheese
milk
honey
Meat
etc

All possible bio hazards that may possibly trigger the bodies immune system to respond to an antigen contaminator .

Do vegetarians or vegans get Crohn's?  Trying to rule out  meat...

 

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 01/09/2018 04:41:40
In answers to your questions about diet:-

Normal tap water
White bread (though used to eat brown bread - particularly oatmeal, but had to give that up when I got ill).
All meat's fine, but I only eat chicken and fish for environmental reasons (and for general health reasons, and because I don't like the taste of any animal meat).

A whole lot of foods all started to cause trouble at the same time, including nuts and all green vegetables, so I don't eat any of them now. Fruit's fine, as are root vegetables like carrots and potatoes.

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I assume if you were not born with Crohn's disease, the antigen got into your system via your mouth....the main digestive system being affected suggesting the antigen was ingested.

I had an aunt with Crohn's disease, but her symptoms were so different that I didn't consider what I had to be anything other than IBS until recently when it started affecting the very top of the small bowel and then my throat. Other symptoms then made a lot more sense. I subsequently found out that one of my uncles has it too, and like his sister, he had to have a section of bowel removed because of the damage it did there. This strongly indicates that the problem is genetic.

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Important bit in colour, try no milk....it could be like when a body rejects a  donor organ,  an adverse effect to a foreign body such as an  animal bio product such as milk.

I don't drink milk at all, but I do eat cheese, and it causes no trouble. I eliminated most troublesome foods long ago, but the more severe episode that began three years ago was set off by an experiment with red cabbage and oats as I tried to extend my very narrow diet, and it's taken till now to get to the point where I feel as if I'm getting back to the way I was before that.

Honey? Never liked the stuff, so I don't know.

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All possible bio hazards that may possibly trigger the bodies immune system to respond to an antigen contaminator .

There seem to be a lot of triggers, and even with all the bad triggers eliminated, there's still a residual problem rumbling on all the time. Maybe I've kept too clean and not encountered a big enough range of bacteria - that's possible as I've always had an aversion to touching door handles (and anything else that hordes of people touch), but it may be that the ones who spread filth around and who are exposed to it are healthier for it. It's also possible though that it would have happened when it did regardless..
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 02/09/2018 02:42:55
There seem to be a lot of triggers, and even with all the bad triggers eliminated, there's still a residual problem rumbling on all the time. Maybe I've kept too clean and not encountered a big enough range of bacteria - that's possible as I've always had an aversion to touching door handles (and anything else that hordes of people touch), but it may be that the ones who spread filth around and who are exposed to it are healthier for it. It's also possible though that it would have happened when it did regardless..

I was just sitting here considering the different things, I agree it is genetic but I do think there must be something the causes the reaction of inflammation etc. Now for some reason slugs and salt came into my head and how slugs sort of ''explode'' in reaction to salt.  I also remember something about some people with Crohn's disease can experience skin problems as well.  This got me thinking body salts released by perspiration.
This may sound silly but maybe crohn's is a really mild slug disorder related to salt.   

Or maybe not ,  maybe it is something to do with hydrogen when you consume H²o......can't see it been oxygen related....

I will keep thinking ,  maybe we could do tests with cells and see how they react to different things maybe. 

Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 02/09/2018 19:49:53
Got a room to paint this week for my friends dad, he is about 80 so I do not want to charge him though.  A cup of coffee and a chat will do, it is local so it is no big deal and will give me something to do.  Next weekend I and my friend are hopefully going car booting, weather permitting.  This will generate some pocket change hopefully by car booting a few bits of no longer needed  items .  Maybe the week after then , I might push harder to find a job other than my carers role, I certainly need to come off this internet malarkey as it gets me nowhere. 
I think I really need to drag myself away from cyber life ,  stop chasing my own delusions of grandeur...
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 02/09/2018 23:27:45
The Interweb is an addictive prison - you need to apply very strict rules about how you use it. One visit a day to a site should be the norm, with a few extra looks if there's an important conversation going on that you want to keep turning over quickly, but otherwise it should just be a quick raid and out. For Youtube, I give myself one day a month for that (primarily because I'd risk by internet being cut for the rest of the month if I go over my data limit - I have no land line, so it's all done through 4G), and I usually don't bother even then because video is a monster that eats time and gives you very little in return. I prefer to use my time to build things.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 03/09/2018 00:00:49
The Interweb is an addictive prison - you need to apply very strict rules about how you use it. One visit a day to a site should be the norm, with a few extra looks if there's an important conversation going on that you want to keep turning over quickly, but otherwise it should just be a quick raid and out. For Youtube, I give myself one day a month for that (primarily because I'd risk by internet being cut for the rest of the month if I go over my data limit - I have no land line, so it's all done through 4G), and I usually don't bother even then because video is a monster that eats time and gives you very little in return. I prefer to use my time to build things.
I could definitely avoid the constant use of the internet if I had something else occupying my time such as building things.  I do my carer role when required but that is hardly anything challenging to the mind, often just quick tasks that I can literally do between posting. 
Even building things as a hobby needs raw materials although some materials can be recycled.  I built a home bar  years ago using the wooden frame off a single bed, then used tongue and groove for coverage and a kitchen work top   as the bar top, except I paint and grained it and put on a varnish for durability.
I like doing practical things, it uses the mind and sometimes a bit of creativeness to complete the task at hand.
I don't know David, I have very few options at the moment, it is hard to stay from being depressed, but I am hanging tough and at least don't feel like crying anymore...

 
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 03/09/2018 13:39:43
Asking the political parties of the UK if any of them want to give me a job.......Upload activist program.......scanning........all systems good....

I have tried being good, good does not get me anywhere,  so this week I will be leaving here were I live to a flat In which I shall move in with my homeless friend.   Stuff the caring for anybody, I am going to become a selfish ahole, be like everyone else , mean , nasty, greedy , horrible human beings.  Might even rob a granny or two while starting a new habit of monkey dust....  spend xmas in jail for 3 meals a day and warmth etc.. 
Sounds appealing doesn't it ?

Use my mega mind to be a mega mind, become the real MR Evil......let the evil out , put my Angel spirit in a lead lined box.



Do not become educated people, you will only end up in a minimum paid wage job, you might as well just remain stupid and be the monkeys they want working for peanuts.


Want to know what sort of things that set me off? 

When you wake up on a Monday morning and get £60 in carers benefit to last the week, I have got to pay £50 of that out in council tax today........£10 to last all week......


Last week is the week in this  household that is considered the good week in benefits, one week a month this happens.. but oh yea, school uniforms took the entire lot.....YOU are a joke and if I could swear on here you would have such a mouthful you aholes....

Anxiety and desperation is a dangerous mix, anything can happen....







Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: David Cooper on 03/09/2018 18:25:58
When you go car booting, have a good look round and keep an eye open for what's actually selling. Ask people what they've bought and what they're looking for so that you can get a feel for what's in demand. Ignore the totally random stuff and the stuff that's going for pennies. Some people aren't getting rid of their old junk, but they're systematically applying their intelligence to the business of buying and selling.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 03/09/2018 18:56:16
When you go car booting, have a good look round and keep an eye open for what's actually selling. Ask people what they've bought and what they're looking for so that you can get a feel for what's in demand. Ignore the totally random stuff and the stuff that's going for pennies. Some people aren't getting rid of their old junk, but they're systematically applying their intelligence to the business of buying and selling.
Of course, I have seen plenty of car boot ''stalls'' that seem more of a business than just car boot items.  I consider when you go a car boot to get rid of some unwanted items, it is good to focus on what I call the big ticket items.  These items might fetch say £10-£30 because often they are technology based such as a camera or something else that is unwanted.  If you can sell those items you are having a good day, all the ''bits and bobs'' become pocket change and can add up if you can sell plenty of.  Car boot location is also important, the more ''customers'' the more likely to sell items, it is no good going a car boot with only ten people there.   
I understand business quite well, I just wish I had made more of myself in my younger years and then perhaps I would have a business now.  My friend this time as gone around his families houses and begged bits for car boot, not sure what there is yet. 

Sell 1 million items at only a £1 profit each one, you're a millionaire, of course you would need to 'hit'' the internet to generate such large sales and account for ebay fee's etc.


Thanks for your advice David , as always.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 04/09/2018 13:48:19
Well I am sleeping much better these days with no medication to help me sleep.  The kids go back school tomorrow so a house clean is in order, it is hard at the moment though, my vacuum cleaner is not very good, all the attachments got lost so it is just the hose part and takes me ages to do .  However , next week I intend to have a go at stopping smoking,  I know tobacco is a killer and should know better,  I might try some patches or something.
Looking forward to having my new flat, hopefully this inspires me to rebuild my life , additionally I get to  house my homeless friend , so once settled, will try to help find him a job.  He likes warehouse work , so should be easy enough hopefully although job agencies ''rule'' around here.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: HomeWork on 08/09/2018 17:40:45
Happiness is when you have a family, everyone is healthy, love, favorite work, money and you enjoy every day of your life. ;D
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 08/09/2018 18:16:42
Happiness is when you have a family, everyone is healthy, love, favorite work, money and you enjoy every day of your life. ;D

Well, all that certainly helps in life, although favorite jobs could be one of several interests.  Some people can do several favorite jobs, however this is more for the business types who can allocate managerial positions to others, in doing this they can ''split'' themselves into more industries.
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: HomeWork on 08/09/2018 19:17:59
I absolutely agree with your opinion and support it. ;)
Title: Re: What is is happiness?
Post by: guest39538 on 12/09/2018 08:28:07

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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