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Is Happiness Overrated?

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Submitted by Suzi B. from Beech Marketing

My purpose is clear –
Help those who are dear.

I’ll be happier,
Will feel less crappier.

I might live longer,
Keep my brain stronger.

Giving more than I will take,
Will be better than happy for happy’s sake.

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Submitted by Jay

Soothed by cool jazz and three stiff vodka tonics,
could my ‘happiness’ embrace more hedonics?
though recent research sheds some light
and suggests a purpose-filled life might
bring me Aristotelian eudemonics

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Submitted by Jim

They say to be happy
Have goals and acheive;
Don’t focus on self,
But on others in need.
Good advice I suppose
As far as it goes,
But give me a meal,
And a couple of drinks
And I will be happier
Than all of those shrinks.

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Submitted by Tom L from The Common Uncommonly

Pollyanna suggested I was a slave
To my to-do list.
Now I’m visiting Pollyanna’s grave
Wouldn’t she be pissed!

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Submitted by MikeTheD

You’re sad?
I am elated,
sadistic ‘til I’m sated.
Empathy’s just abated.
Your happiness?
Overrated!

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Submitted by Rachel H. from Rhyme Me A Smile

Is Rhyming Smiling Happiness Overrated?

Some scientists are saying “hedonic well-being” (like that found here)
is much less important than the pursuing the life goals you hold dear.
In fact, they feel despite less day-to day pleasure, fulfilling goals can
improve the late in life health of the average stressed out family man.

I certainly believe long term goals are important – I have quite a few –
yet I believe the little silly moments are quite important for us all too.
I think the study was frowning more on dreams of riches and fame
but technically, my rhymes bring extrinsic pleasure just the same.

 

New shoes or jewelry might entice some women to smile longer.
Some would grin more for that millionaire’s house down yonder.
Others want to attend the swanky parties with the stars.
Many spend too much money buying crazy fancy cars.

I think my rhymes represent the beneficial kind of extrinsic.
To have no fleeting silly moments at all just seems sadistic.
Who doesn’t need a happy boost to defeat day to day strife?
I do. Rhyming smiling happiness propels me through my life.

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Submitted by Norm

My research is scant, my sample is small.
In fact, I don’t have credentials at all.
To some, my view may even seem sappy.
In short, I’d rather “feel happy” than crappy!

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Justices to Pot Users: Be Careful When You Flush

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Submitted by Mike S

When narcs break in to take your pot,
The toilet bowl is just the spot.
But big loads dumped in one quick rush
Can clog the works and fail to flush.

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Submitted by Jim

As I’m takin a toke, there’s a knock at my door.
“Let us in,” call the cops “Go away,” I implore.
“No warrant, no entry, said the Court five to four!”

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Submitted by Sansing

It isn’t just suspicious vapors
That circumvent search-warrant papers.
What might bring Narcs in with a rush
Could simply be an ill-timed flush.

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Submitted by Norm

Some desperate actions need restraining.
Just call it new age “Potty Training.”

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Submitted by J

While smoking pot on the bathroom throne
Is the ultimate in unbridled leisure,
The Feds now will peer in each hole in your home
Though it’s ‘unreasonable search and seizure’

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Submitted by Harri

An excess of pot may make you blush,
But, apprehension is a reason to flush.

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Submitted by Jane Hill

While sitting on the pot
Be sure that you are not
Subjected to a police ambush
Precipitated by your flush.

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Submitted by MikeTheD

When you must in a rush de-stash your hash…
and cry at the loss and the fate of your waste now in porcelain,
remember those less fortunate who haven’t a piss to pot in.

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Submitted by Philip

Take heed when you hide your weed.
Change your mode, don’t use the commode!

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Submitted by Suzi B.

If the law comes knocking,
Hide your stash in your stocking.
Even if you’ve fried your brain;
Don’t flush your pot down the drain!

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