Group of Women Plan Event To Help Others Find Happiness

There are 18 comments on the Mar 18, 2013, NBC29 Charlottesville story titled Group of Women Plan Event To Help Others Find Happiness. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The pursuit of happiness -- it's part of the age-old American dream. But with work, bills, and chores, it's no wonder many of us aren't as happy as we want to be.

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twinmom

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Mar 20, 2013
I'm glad that NBC29 covered this story. They just made a whole bunch of online readers laugh hysterically at the ridiculousness of this non-event, and it didn't cost us a dime. Without this, I might have needed to go outside on this beautiful spring day and walk through the woods, or spend time with my family, or read a good book.

One thing they left out, What are the qualifications of these ladies who think they have the answers to the great mystery of life? Are they certified head hedonists? Will I get a certificate if I attend and leave with a smile on my face?

Any FYI, for comparison, a 90 day prescription of generic Prozac is just $10 at a local big box store.
Judy

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Mar 20, 2013
Outspoken Atheist wrote:
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How exactly does it take more faith to be an atheist ? Do you have any evidence to support this statement that the bible is the word of any gods or that Jesus is real ? Have you ever researched who wrote the bible or why it was written ? I have and found it was created by melding all the beliefs of the period to better control the servants and get money from the rich, anyone who refused to "have faith" was tortured till they did, or simply killed in a horrific manner by being burned alive. Happiness comes from within !
I have studied the bible. Not sure how you can look around this world and say this is random. That takes and incredible amount of faith. However, it is not my agenda to change your mind, just to let you hear the gospel.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Mar 20, 2013
Blind faith.
Toomanyidiotstoc ount

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Mar 20, 2013
King Ralph wrote:
Wherever happiness is to be found, I personally guarantee it will not be in a room with a bunch of old, fat women with subpar intelligence and nothing interesting to say. Especially when you realize you got hornswaggled out of $160 just to be there.
I'll save anyone who wants to go to this travesty enough money on 4 good dinners: if you are 1) in shape, 2) can laugh at yourself and others, and 3) keep in touch with a few good friends a week, you will be happier than 95% of people out there.
My goodness you're an angry little pathetic troll aren't you.
Toomanyidiotstoc ount

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Mar 20, 2013
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
If you have to pay someone to tell you how to be happy, then you're probably missing the happiness gene. It is certain that you'll lose $160 and gain a few calories. It's unlikely that your life will be measurably brighter after lunch. Just decide to be happy. Done.
If you have to waste time posting something nasty about something you know nothing about, you're just a sad excuse for a person aren't you.
Toomanyidiotstoc ount

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Mar 20, 2013
King Ralph wrote:
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Swindled, taken for a ride, etc.
Actually I partially renege my previous statement. It would temporarily help my happiness considerably being around these cretinous women for 5 minutes or however long enough it would take for the appreciation that I'm not as intellectually vacant or exist nearly as pointlessly as them. It's why trips to Wal-mart can boost your happiness too, when you surround yourself momentarily with a much lower form of humanity, you can feel better by comparison. Just don't hang around long enough for their hopelessness to rub off on you.
Still not worth the scratch and the extra time.
How do you know what these women are like? You realize you sound like a total dumba$$ don't you?
Toomanyidiotstoc ount

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Mar 20, 2013
Sally wrote:
I'd rather have my teeth pulled sans Novocaine than attend that hen party...
Why? Because you are so angry at other women that you don't even know that you have to post something to make yourself look like a moronic fool?
Toomanyidiotstoc ount

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Mar 20, 2013
twinmom wrote:
I'm glad that NBC29 covered this story. They just made a whole bunch of online readers laugh hysterically at the ridiculousness of this non-event, and it didn't cost us a dime. Without this, I might have needed to go outside on this beautiful spring day and walk through the woods, or spend time with my family, or read a good book.
One thing they left out, What are the qualifications of these ladies who think they have the answers to the great mystery of life? Are they certified head hedonists? Will I get a certificate if I attend and leave with a smile on my face?
Any FYI, for comparison, a 90 day prescription of generic Prozac is just $10 at a local big box store.
Aww, twinmom. I know you have no identity of your own and you resent women who do. But stop pretending that what you posted is anything other than garbage. I feel sorry for your twins if you are their example of how to treat people.
Outspoken Atheist

Richmond, VA

#29 Mar 20, 2013
Judy wrote:
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I have studied the bible. Not sure how you can look around this world and say this is random. That takes and incredible amount of faith. However, it is not my agenda to change your mind, just to let you hear the gospel.
Studying the bible is not the same as researching the origin of the bible, which is totally different. It is not in my agenda to change any minds either, if you are happy subscribing to a old fictional book and calling it fact, then that is completely up to you, and you have every right to pretend that book characters exist, just don't force your delusional beliefs on the rest of us because at the end of the day evidence is still king and there is no need for faith when you have fact, if you had fact, you wouldn't need faith. As for the gospel, it was created by melding all the beliefs of the period as ordered by Constantine, and that was a time when religion ruled, they called it the "Dark Ages". That said, this article is about finding happiness which like I said comes from within, it's being happy with what you have in your life, even if you have nothing, just being happy because you are alive to see another sunrise/sunset and enjoying those around you. It's about making the most of what life has handed you. The secret is smiling and seeing the positive, even on the darkest of days.
King Ralph

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Mar 20, 2013
Toomanyidiotstocount wrote:
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My goodness you're an angry little pathetic troll aren't you.
Haha how many scales have you broken in your search for happiness?
King Ralph

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Mar 20, 2013
Toomanyidiotstocount wrote:
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How do you know what these women are like? You realize you sound like a total dumba$$ don't you?
They're like all the other self absorbed Charlottesville women past their prime who are desperately struggling to figure out why no one wants anything to do with them now that they're 250 lbs and have never learned anything useful, including the art of conversation. You are all a dime a dozen, if someone will even pay that much.

Since: Oct 12

Rustburg, VA

#32 Mar 20, 2013
Outspoken Atheist wrote:
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Studying the bible is not the same as researching the origin of the bible, which is totally different. It is not in my agenda to change any minds either, if you are happy subscribing to a old fictional book and calling it fact, then that is completely up to you, and you have every right to pretend that book characters exist, just don't force your delusional beliefs on the rest of us because at the end of the day evidence is still king and there is no need for faith when you have fact, if you had fact, you wouldn't need faith. As for the gospel, it was created by melding all the beliefs of the period as ordered by Constantine, and that was a time when religion ruled, they called it the "Dark Ages". That said, this article is about finding happiness which like I said comes from within, it's being happy with what you have in your life, even if you have nothing, just being happy because you are alive to see another sunrise/sunset and enjoying those around you. It's about making the most of what life has handed you. The secret is smiling and seeing the positive, even on the darkest of days.
You'll never be anything near as interesting, verbose or well-read as Christopher Hitches. So don't try. Perhaps you should consider giving up evangelical atheism and becoming a silent pantheistic mushy serf admiring the sunset scenery.

cheers

Miss Guided

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Mar 20, 2013
Most of you that posted here....confirm that there a alot of UNhappy, evil minded, miserable FOOLS in this town that have NOTHING better to do than critize anything positive, do not pass go, do not collect 200, go straight to hell.

Since: Oct 12

Rustburg, VA

#34 Mar 20, 2013
Miss Guided wrote:
Most of you that posted here....confirm that there a alot of UNhappy, evil minded, miserable FOOLS in this town that have NOTHING better to do than critize anything positive, do not pass go, do not collect 200, go straight to hell.
Apparently you are one of us too!

It is a variant of what the German's call Schadenfreude. Except in some folks cases they are taking joy in trying to make others miserable for their perceived lacking in thought, understanding and all around humanity (i'm sure the germans have a word for that too). It is hedonistic in essence and perfectly keeping with the post-modernistic aims of this group of fine Fraus who wish to make $ off of ancient hippie tripe.

Welcome to hell, sweetheart.
:)
King Ralph

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Mar 20, 2013
Miss Guided wrote:
Most of you that posted here....confirm that there a alot of UNhappy, evil minded, miserable FOOLS in this town that have NOTHING better to do than critize anything positive, do not pass go, do not collect 200, go straight to hell.
If you think that trite is positive, I have a positive deed to the Sistene Chapel I can sell you for $160 as well.

Morons pay money to seek that which is free, exquisitely styled cretins defend the transaction as sacred.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#36 Mar 20, 2013
Outspoken Atheist wrote:
<quoted text>
Studying the bible is not the same as researching the origin of the bible, which is totally different. It is not in my agenda to change any minds either, if you are happy subscribing to a old fictional book and calling it fact, then that is completely up to you, and you have every right to pretend that book characters exist, just don't force your delusional beliefs on the rest of us because at the end of the day evidence is still king and there is no need for faith when you have fact, if you had fact, you wouldn't need faith. As for the gospel, it was created by melding all the beliefs of the period as ordered by Constantine, and that was a time when religion ruled, they called it the "Dark Ages". That said, this article is about finding happiness which like I said comes from within, it's being happy with what you have in your life, even if you have nothing, just being happy because you are alive to see another sunrise/sunset and enjoying those around you. It's about making the most of what life has handed you. The secret is smiling and seeing the positive, even on the darkest of days.
Not too bad for an atheist, take it one more step and don't bother with even addressing the issue, be free, go non theist.
Boodreau

Waynesboro, VA

#37 Mar 20, 2013
I'm happy for no reason at all :)
cvillemom

Charlottesville, VA

#38 Mar 20, 2013
Toomanyidiotstocount wrote:
<quoted text> Aww, twinmom. I know you have no identity of your own and you resent women who do. But stop pretending that what you posted is anything other than garbage. I feel sorry for your twins if you are their example of how to treat people.
Ma'am, the point of most of these posts is that the majority of people are quite capable of finding their own happiness and don't need someone else (with questionable credentials) to give them lessons on it. If you need lessons to be happy, go for it. Spend your $160 and feel good about it. I happen to be a person who is extremely happy, and very fortunate in my life, despite adversity. If you are one of the "instructors" and you derive pleasure from telling other people how to be happy, and can feel good about taking their money for it, have at it. Whatever floats your boat. And if you're happy, I'm happy for you.

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