I can’t read Andy’s post, and I’m too lazy to try and plug it into Babelfish and decipher the butchered translation, so I’ll just reply to your replies, and the basic ideas of Andy’s post, lol.
Because you CAN!
Idk what Andy was saying, but that answer works for almost everything, so I agree.
If you compare yourself to a child of a similar age in a less well-developed country, such as Africa or rural China, you really are extremely privileged and comfortable, and you really should be considering yourself happy.
I realize I probably use this argument a lot, but it still remains striking, at least to me.
You should consider yourself happy? I don’t think that makes sense. I guess you can consider yourself more fortunate, but how can you consider yourself more happy? If I’m not happy, I’m not happy. it has nothing to do with your surroundings. I can be less happy than a kid in Africa, even if I’m a lot more comfortable and fortunate than them. Maybe they’re just capable of enjoying themselves in spite of all their suffering. Maybe it makes you a bad person to hate everything even though you have a lot more than others, but it’s very possible to be less happy. People in the US and many people in Japan commit suicide due to depression, even though onthe surface, it appears they should be happier, as they live in civilized, first world countries. They’re just not happy, for whatever reason.
Stop making unsubstantiated claims about my future happiness >_<;
I don’t know what he said, but lol.
Think of it this way; as a kind of Thanksgiving thing. Count the things you’re grateful for, rather than brood over the hateful things in your life.
It doesn’t solve any problems at all, but happy AHS students are efficient AHS students.
Yes, we should do that, but it’s difficult at times. And I disagree with the second part. The AHS students that are most happy are those who have a life and enjoy themselves, which, in most cases means they aren’t doing as well academically. I guess it would help those very stressed academically to be more efficeint by being more happy, but I don’t know very many like that, so we might never know.