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Tony Villari

Responsibility for Happiness

  • "I can't be responsible for everybody else's happiness."  The author of this quote isn't anonymous to me, but I know he would appreciate not being assigned to this quote.  He had a valid point though.  Everyone seemed to expect him to make their miserable lives easier or happier, one way or another, as he became more and more unhappy in his own.  Finally, one day he threw up his arms in disgust and this line of truth issued forth from his pie hole.  Well, who can blame him?  I hear his type of story from lots of folks, time and time again.  I also hear the other side, wondering why some so-and-so is making life so hard or miserable, or why others just can't let them be happy.  The question was actually put to me, "Why don't they want me to be happy?"  Well, I don't know and, in all reality, I don't really care.  What I'm hearing is masochism; you letting someone else control your misery.

     

    Are you responsible for anyone’s happiness?  Why?  I had a few thoughts on this topic.  If you’d like to read more, please follow the attached link: Responsibility for Happiness

     

     

2 comments
  • Gail Dobson
    Gail Dobson Agree totally. You are responsible for your own happiness, just as you are responsible for your own actions. 
    Apr 11 - 2 like this
  • Bishop  Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.
    Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A. Yes we are responsible for our own happiness. Then there are those who don't give a hell of beans about someone else's happiness and want to continue to make that person unhappy just to suit their own fancy.

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