The happiness quiz..how happy are you?.

  1. http://www.time.com/time/2005/happin...z.html?cnn=yes
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    I scored "You are dissatisfied with your life". Mainly because I answered "3" on all but the last one, which I answered "1". Because there are some things I would do differently. I went through the school of hard knocks and I would dodge a few of those blows if I could.

    Also, while I'm perfectly happy and content, I do have goals, dreams, aspirations and there are areas where I can improve. Thus I put "3" instead of the max. But I certainly realize how truly blessed I am to be loved, have shelther, health, live in America and all that jazz.
  4. by   UM Review RN
    I scored "very satisfied" with my life. Mainly because I've gotten everything I've asked for in life, and now I'm riding the crest. Until the next big challenge, that is. :chuckle
  5. by   ProfRN4
    Call it bad timing, but I too, am dissatisfied with my life. Oh well, time to change that...
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    I scored "very satisfied". No surprises there, as I've achieved much of what I wanted from life (love, family, job satisfaction, decent material comforts, spiritual health etc.) and still have the youth and energy to enjoy it. Of course, I think the secret to happiness is wanting what you have, rather than having everything you want.

    Now, if only I were 150 pounds lighter...........wait, didn't I just say one can't have everything?? :chuckle
  7. by   jnette
    "extremely satisfied" with my life. Can't argue there.

    Sure, there are some things I might change if I had a "next go 'round",or would have changed in the past... and there are some things I'd still love to do. BUT... yes, I'm quite content nonetheless.
  8. by   z's playa
    extremely dissatisfied with my life....no big surprise there.
  9. by   psychonurse
    I am "extremely satisfied with my life". There are things that I would like to have changed, like I would like to have my parents still around and I would like to weigh less, but most of the rest of my life is great and I would gladly do this all over again...
  10. by   live4today
    The test was very accurate for me. I'm truly dissatisfied with my life.

    Now...how can this be changed to my being satisfied? I've been at a loss for words for quite sometime now. HELP if you dare.
  11. by   z's playa
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    The test was very accurate for me. I'm truly dissatisfied with my life.

    Now...how can this be changed to my being satisfied? I've been at a loss for words for quite sometime now. HELP if you dare.

    When you figure it out let me know. You are not alone

    Are you ok?

    Z
  12. by   live4today
    Quote from z's playa
    When you figure it out let me know. You are not alone

    Are you ok?

    Z
    ((((((Thanks for asking Z)))))))) :icon_hug: I have many stressors in my life right now, and as anal as I've always been about having it altogether, I'm speechless as to where to go from here, what to do about it all...........:stone

    I've had three different nursing jobs since November 2003 that I resigned from in less than five months time (total) because I'm sick and tired of being played like a fiddle on schedules that are no longer acceptable for my life right now. I'm sick and tired of being emotionally battered, and physically abused when working a nursing job. I'm very protective of my nursing license to the point that I don't want to just be a warm body running up and down the hall being a flunkee for everyone that yells in my direction with no respect attached to them wanting a piece of me for this or that. I'm tired of not having control of my day to day life. I soooooooo want the madness to stop!

    Outside of hunting for a job that fits the life I want for myself each day, I'm stressed over my personal life. I'm married to a man who abandoned me over a year ago who lives overseas and won't give me a divorce because he is confused. I've been alone for this entire year plus a few months without dating, no fun in my life, and I'm clinging to my kids and grandkids for the last bit of hope I need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I thank God for my kids and grandkids, too. They are the reason I get up every morning, and try and find something funny to laugh about each day.

    I have anxiety attacks because my monetary funds are so low that I can't pay my bills this coming week. I'm tired of catching up only to get behind again. I can't seem to hang on to a job even for the money. I'm depressed big time. I just started back on Celexa a few weeks ago, and do notice a slight improvement. But I'm so not happy with myself for not being able to land a job that fits me right now. :stone

    I've applied at family clinics, Borders bookstore, and tomorrow I'm applying at other non nursing jobs. I've done so much in 18 years of nursing that I am easily dissatisfied with the way nurses are being treated today. I want no part of hospital nursing anymore, yet I miss patient care. I can't handle the madness of it all. I just can't do it anymore. :stone

    Well.........that's a taste of what I'm trying to cope with right now. It's been rougher than rough. I want a break! I want a financial break for a change. I'm so tired of the constant struggle to keep up with everthing my husband left me with. I get no support from him. How do I divorce a man who lives in a foreign country so I can go on with my life?

    Sorry so depressing, but that's the jest of it with me these days. Now I need to finish out my cry.......
  13. by   akcarmean
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    The test was very accurate for me. I'm truly dissatisfied with my life.

    Now...how can this be changed to my being satisfied? I've been at a loss for words for quite sometime now. HELP if you dare.


    You can count me in also. I have many, many things, to many going on right now but what do you do. Your not alone.
    Angie
  14. by   z's playa
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    ((((((Thanks for asking Z)))))))) :icon_hug: I have many stressors in my life right now, and as anal as I've always been about having it altogether, I'm speechless as to where to go from here, what to do about it all...........:stone

    I've had three different nursing jobs since November 2003 that I resigned from in less than five months time (total) because I'm sick and tired of being played like a fiddle on schedules that are no longer acceptable for my life right now. I'm sick and tired of being emotionally battered, and physically abused when working a nursing job. I'm very protective of my nursing license to the point that I don't want to just be a warm body running up and down the hall being a flunkee for everyone that yells in my direction with no respect attached to them wanting a piece of me for this or that. I'm tired of not having control of my day to day life. I soooooooo want the madness to stop!

    Outside of hunting for a job that fits the life I want for myself each day, I'm stressed over my personal life. I'm married to a man who abandoned me over a year ago who lives overseas and won't give me a divorce because he is confused. I've been alone for this entire year plus a few months without dating, no fun in my life, and I'm clinging to my kids and grandkids for the last bit of hope I need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I thank God for my kids and grandkids, too. They are the reason I get up every morning, and try and find something funny to laugh about each day.

    I have anxiety attacks because my monetary funds are so low that I can't pay my bills this coming week. I'm tired of catching up only to get behind again. I can't seem to hang on to a job even for the money. I'm depressed big time. I just started back on Celexa a few weeks ago, and do notice a slight improvement. But I'm so not happy with myself for not being able to land a job that fits me right now. :stone

    I've applied at family clinics, Borders bookstore, and tomorrow I'm applying at other non nursing jobs. I've done so much in 18 years of nursing that I am easily dissatisfied with the way nurses are being treated today. I want no part of hospital nursing anymore, yet I miss patient care. I can't handle the madness of it all. I just can't do it anymore. :stone

    Well.........that's a taste of what I'm trying to cope with right now. It's been rougher than rough. I want a break! I want a financial break for a change. I'm so tired of the constant struggle to keep up with everthing my husband left me with. I get no support from him. How do I divorce a man who lives in a foreign country so I can go on with my life?

    Sorry so depressing, but that's the jest of it with me these days. Now I need to finish out my cry.......

    ((((((cheerfuldoer))))) It's awful to hear you feeling so down! I wish I could say something to make you feel better. But know this...if I was there and I knew you I'd give you a big old hug and let you use my hanky.

    I've gotten to know you in some ways around here and seeing you write the way you did makes me worried for you. Do you have a support group anywhere? The support here is great but there's only so much we can do on this board. I'm almost in the same boat as you but not quite so bad. I'm penniless...living in a loveless relationship...hoping for a miracle..duaghter is running wild god knows where......school is killing me...bills up to my eyeballs...thinking I may take up stripping to pay them all There's a mental picture for you! Hey...you could come too! We could go on the road!!!!

    A charity of sorts!

    Anyways....I hope you smile soon. Let us know and don't be a stranger ok?

    How are you today BTW?

    Z

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