facebook Twitter RSS Feed YouTube StumbleUpon

Home | Forum | Chat | Tours | Articles | Pictures | News | Tools | History | Tourism | Search

 
 


Go Back   BanglaCricket Forum > Miscellaneous > Forget Cricket

Forget Cricket Talk about anything [within Board Rules, of course :) ]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 28, 2012, 07:02 PM
iDumb iDumb is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: June 18, 2010
Location: NYC
Favorite Player: Di Caprio
Posts: 2,491
Default How to be Happy!

What is the secret to happiness?

- I am not struggling to have basic things in life
- I have a family that I can go to any time.
- I have couple of friends that I can hang around with if mutual time can be managed
- I am married to a woman who cooks good food.

Yet I am just NOT happy!!... Just don't know HOW to be happy. Do you feel like me or you found a secret?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old April 28, 2012, 07:15 PM
Navo's Avatar
Navo Navo is offline
Moderator
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: April 3, 2011
Location: Dhaka
Favorite Player: Shakib, M. Waugh, Bevan
Posts: 3,514

Along with the 'mistakes in my life' thread, I now see a case for a BC version of 'In Treatment'
__________________
thebarnecessities.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 28, 2012, 07:44 PM
iDumb iDumb is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: June 18, 2010
Location: NYC
Favorite Player: Di Caprio
Posts: 2,491

Quote:
Originally Posted by Navo
Along with the 'mistakes in my life' thread, I now see a case for a BC version of 'In Treatment'
didn't understand the reference, never watched "in treatment". All I am looking for is happiness. I don't think that should make me a "case".
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 28, 2012, 08:02 PM
Purbasha T Purbasha T is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: November 26, 2008
Location: London
Favorite Player: Saudi Capital
Posts: 6,983

I have a secret but I won't tell you.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 28, 2012, 08:05 PM
Nasif's Avatar
Nasif Nasif is offline
Administrator
BanglaCricket Development
 
Join Date: October 4, 2002
Location: USA
Favorite Player: Mashrafe Mortaza
Posts: 8,653

Its a state of mind. You can only be happy if you know you are happy. Catch 22, if you are not aware of the precondition: being calm & content.

In the voice Morpheus:
"Don't think you are, know you are"
__________________
They said, "After we turn into bones and fragments, we get resurrected anew?!" Say, "Even if you turn into rocks or iron.[17:49-50] |Wiki: Cold Fusion occurring via quatum tunnelling in ~101500 years makes everything into iron.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 1, 2012, 10:00 PM
Zeeshan's Avatar
Zeeshan Zeeshan is offline
BC Staff
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: March 9, 2008
Posts: 25,331

Or simply this... (lol didn't see it at first :p)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasif
Its a state of mind. You can only be happy if you know you are happy. Catch 22, if you are not aware of the precondition: being calm & content.

In the voice Morpheus:
"Don't think you are, know you are"
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 8, 2012, 08:31 PM
iDumb iDumb is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: June 18, 2010
Location: NYC
Favorite Player: Di Caprio
Posts: 2,491

dear friends i am suffocating. i feel so empty....

i think i need some cricket... i am gonna take a vacation but i dnt even know where to take a vacation to...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old April 28, 2012, 09:09 PM
Blah Blah is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: December 8, 2004
Posts: 1,161

Things that works for me:

- Being content and have reasonable expectations.
Don't worry about having the next flashy gadget just because everyone else has one. When reality doesn't match unreasonable expectation you are bound to be unhappy.

- Not try to control (or worry about) the uncontrollable.
You can't cheat death. The best you can do is try prolong your life by living healthy. The act of living healthy itself will make you happy.

- The finish line is not the point.
People usually associate finishing/reaching a goal with happiness, but gets surprised when the feeling is short lived. That's because reaching the goal is not the point but the journey towards your goal is whats making you happy.

Exercise & Meditation.
- It works. As simple as that.

Have a hobby
- No, watching movie and p0rn doesn't count. Preferably something physical that involves creating/building something.

However, at the end of the day; you are not going to be always happy and smiling from ear to ear 24/7. There will be good times and bad times. The idea is to have more good times, but not always. You would want to have some balance in your life to have a healthy perspective.

If you have depression (depressed people sometimes don't know that they are depressed) you might wanna see a psychologist. Popping pills doesn't always have positive effect - but sometimes its one of few best options you have.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old April 28, 2012, 09:14 PM
FaHiMa's Avatar
FaHiMa FaHiMa is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: April 28, 2007
Location: like.citytv-everywhere!
Favorite Player: YOURFACE
Posts: 3,346

2 words my friend : Oprah's Lifeclass
.
.
.
.
.
.
or is that 3 words?!
__________________
Go get `em TigerZ!
*War is organized murder, and nothing else*
-Harry Patch
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old April 28, 2012, 09:28 PM
Navo's Avatar
Navo Navo is offline
Moderator
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: April 3, 2011
Location: Dhaka
Favorite Player: Shakib, M. Waugh, Bevan
Posts: 3,514

iDumb, there is no secret. If Camus is to be believed, for someone to be content, one needs to accept the futility of their existence and the certainty of their fate.
__________________
thebarnecessities.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old April 28, 2012, 10:49 PM
Blah Blah is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: December 8, 2004
Posts: 1,161

Quote:
Originally Posted by Navo
iDumb, there is no secret. If Camus is to be believed, for someone to be content, one needs to accept the futility of their existence and the certainty of their fate.
Camus is one of my favorite philosopher.

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
― Albert Camus
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old April 28, 2012, 11:11 PM
Navo's Avatar
Navo Navo is offline
Moderator
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: April 3, 2011
Location: Dhaka
Favorite Player: Shakib, M. Waugh, Bevan
Posts: 3,514

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blah
Camus is one of my favorite philosopher.

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
― Albert Camus
I was paraphrasing a part of Camus's "The Myth of Sisyphus". (The Myth of Sisyphus is the myth of the man condemned by the Gods to ceaselessly push a rock up a mountain and watch it roll back to the valley below.) Camus finds a parallel between our own futile existence and the ceaseless, pointless labor of Sisyphus. He concludes that man, like Sisyphus, must realize the absurdity of their situation and accept it - only then will they be happy ("we must imagine Sisyphus to be happy")
__________________
thebarnecessities.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old April 28, 2012, 10:01 PM
Zeeshan's Avatar
Zeeshan Zeeshan is offline
BC Staff
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: March 9, 2008
Posts: 25,331

bong
beer pong
old reruns of cheech & chong
girls wit an added flavah of dhong
getaway trip from phnom penh to hong kong
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old April 28, 2012, 10:33 PM
Roey Haque's Avatar
Roey Haque Roey Haque is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: March 26, 2012
Favorite Player: Shakib Al Hassan
Posts: 1,778

Quote:
Originally Posted by iDumb
What is the secret to happiness?

- I am not struggling to have basic things in life
- I have a family that I can go to any time.
- I have couple of friends that I can hang around with if mutual time can be managed
- I am married to a woman who cooks good food.

Yet I am just NOT happy!!... Just don't know HOW to be happy. Do you feel like me or you found a secret?
Sometimes, not having a family to go to can make you happy. Seriously. It opens up doors and makes you over the edge productive. You achieve things quicker and derive satisfaction from that.
__________________
His excellency, Shere Bangla, descendent of Tipu Sultan, the Uniter of the Two Bengals, the Wily Bengali, the prince of all things cool, I present you Roey Haque the 1st.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old April 28, 2012, 10:36 PM
Purbasha T Purbasha T is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: November 26, 2008
Location: London
Favorite Player: Saudi Capital
Posts: 6,983

^ Uh oh.. ghor palanor mas'ala dewa hocche!!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old April 28, 2012, 10:50 PM
Purbasha T Purbasha T is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: November 26, 2008
Location: London
Favorite Player: Saudi Capital
Posts: 6,983

Okay, being serious: Travel the world.

We tend to get fed up when life gets repetitive.. going places can bring a change to that.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old April 28, 2012, 11:07 PM
oronnya oronnya is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: October 19, 2011
Favorite Player: Shak,TI,Mash,Mushy,Dravid
Posts: 3,711

Just keep it simple... We shouldn't think too much about life rather should consider every minute as an opportunity presented to us and we should make the best use of it !!!

Life is a roller coaster ride and once we are on it we better enjoy it, We should scream with joy, shout on top of our voice just to let the fear go away.. That way by the end of the journey we will be able to look back with a smile on our face and think " What a wonderful life"
__________________
"Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, OUT, a beauty from the Bangladeshi Superman! Shakib gets the runs, Shakib gets the wickets. " CI
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old April 28, 2012, 11:13 PM
Zunaid Zunaid is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: January 22, 2004
Posts: 21,737

One just needs to be in love.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old April 28, 2012, 11:18 PM
WorldCup11's Avatar
WorldCup11 WorldCup11 is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: November 24, 2010
Posts: 1,606

Use water instead of toilet rolls, sometime little things can make you happy
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old April 28, 2012, 11:42 PM
WorldCup11's Avatar
WorldCup11 WorldCup11 is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: November 24, 2010
Posts: 1,606

On serious note:

I have been to some tablig-jamat gathering, even spend overnight in the mosque. What I learned from those gathering is:

1. To be happy, the most imp thing for human being is the peace of heart, not other things like money & power that most people are running after.

2. Those who prayes 5 rakah salah, Allah promised to give them peace in their hearts (even in dunia).

3. Feed yourself & family only halal food from halal source of income.

Just shared it because above 3 works for me, I consider myself as a happy man .
__________________
We were, we are and we will be always with you Tigers.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old April 28, 2012, 11:45 PM
Dilscoop Dilscoop is offline
Cricket Guru
Commissioner, MLC
 
Join Date: March 22, 2010
Location: @Dilcommissioner
Posts: 10,760

Seems like midlife crisis to me... #justsayin
__________________
Always doing Zeeshan's threads a favor.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old April 28, 2012, 11:45 PM
Dilscoop Dilscoop is offline
Cricket Guru
Commissioner, MLC
 
Join Date: March 22, 2010
Location: @Dilcommissioner
Posts: 10,760

Quote:
Originally Posted by zunaid
one just needs to be in love.
Ghaay!!!
__________________
Always doing Zeeshan's threads a favor.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old April 28, 2012, 11:58 PM
Zunaid Zunaid is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: January 22, 2004
Posts: 21,737

Or one is man enough and mature enough to publicly proclaim love is enough. Better that than be immature homophobic nitwits whose synapses only allow repeating meaningless one word comebacks. The future does not portend well for the human race.

Yes, I have cried at movies. Yes, I've also gone hunting for bears with the boys. I've ridden on the range in the Texan badlands and I've also written poetry. I've almost died. I've been broke. But, I'm happy. I have love. My wife and my daughter.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old April 29, 2012, 05:11 PM
goru's Avatar
goru goru is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: April 12, 2006
Location: jinjira
Favorite Player: James Bond
Posts: 2,094

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zunaid
Or one is man enough and mature enough to publicly proclaim love is enough. Better that than be immature homophobic nitwits whose synapses only allow repeating meaningless one word comebacks. The future does not portend well for the human race.

Yes, I have cried at movies. Yes, I've also gone hunting for bears with the boys. I've ridden on the range in the Texan badlands and I've also written poetry. I've almost died. I've been broke. But, I'm happy. I have love. My wife and my daughter.
__________________
Dust That Sings
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old April 29, 2012, 12:19 AM
Navo's Avatar
Navo Navo is offline
Moderator
BC Editorial Team
 
Join Date: April 3, 2011
Location: Dhaka
Favorite Player: Shakib, M. Waugh, Bevan
Posts: 3,514

I agree with WorldCup11's less-than-serious post: enjoy/appreciate the little things in your day to day life, rather than fretting over broader meaning or happiness.

Like a great cup of coffee in the morning or a particularly funny joke or re-watching the video of Mushy's last 6 against India in the Asia Cup on YouTube.
__________________
thebarnecessities.wordpress.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
BanglaCricket.com
 

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Partner Sites | Useful Links | Banners |

© BanglaCricket