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By Forrest Hershberger
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Look Twice at Reality


I was watching a replay of sorts, a talent contest, when one of the contestants said “you can’t wait until life is perfect to feel happy.”

It is a very insightful challenge for so few words. It is akin to the cycling challenge: “Wait for perfect weather and you will never ride.”

But what constitutes happiness, or did she really mean contentment? Can you be more, or less, happy depending on your circumstances? If so, happiness is an emotion that varies with your situation. You’re happy when the kids play together well, but not when the tire goes flat on the way to the babysitte...

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