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How do individuals pursue or compromise happiness in their lives? Thank you very much! How do individuals pursue or compromise happiness in their lives? Thank you very much!

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Everyone makes compromises. In fact, I don't think compromise is an alternative to happiness. On the contrary, compromise is crucial to happiness. Since we can't always have exactly what we want, we need to learn how to successfully navigate life finding things we can manage with.

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Different things make different people happy, this will be elucidated in your responses. I have found that if you can find something that peeks your interest and keeps your mind occupied, happiness usually follows. In other words, try not to let life bore you. Alot of people just kind of float through the years with no purpose. Find a cause that you believe in and go to work.

Don't we all make compromises in some form or fashion throughout the life cycle? Compromise is a part of life that is ever present in your career, or relationships, or what you are going to eat for lunch. The key is to...

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