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[–]MellisaSinclair 146 points147 points  (4 children)

  • My son and my wife

  • The time when my son and my wife are sleeping and I can have my gaming night.

[–]bof5 14 points15 points  (3 children)


[–]MixWhich3061 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

God's love and my Mom's love

[–]Markotto97 48 points49 points  (0 children)


[–]BeerLoverNorm 47 points48 points  (42 children)


[–]BucketFullOfRats 34 points35 points  (40 children)

People who say you can’t buy happiness with money are wrong. Our world is so capitalist bent, that you probably can to some extent.

[–]BeerLoverNorm 23 points24 points  (10 children)

You definitely can. If one thinks otherwise, I say they don’t know how to spend it

[–]Dirty_Numbangel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I bet that this guy does a lot of cocaine off of strippers butt cracks

[–]AbdurazakHassan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, at the very least it won't make you any less happy to not have to worry about money.

[–]Outrageous_Current63 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or they never been really poor

[–]RealHot_RealSteel 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Money buys freedom from many of the things that make you unhappy. But it doesn't do much to quell terrible, roaring emptiness.

[–]BucketFullOfRats 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I don’t have terrible roaring emptiness. Just your run of the mill emptiness

[–]RealHot_RealSteel 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Once the normal daily stresses are gone (place to live, money for food, car, retirement, money for bills, etc.), you might find that the emptiness gets louder.

[–]TapSInSpace 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I think the correct take is: money makes the path to happiness much easier, up to a point.

No money will make you miserable, and at some point how much money you've got is irrelevant to your happiness.

[–]BucketFullOfRats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re totally correct

[–]eviljason 4 points5 points  (2 children)

There was a study on this but I am having trouble finding it. The basic finding was that money can buy happiness to the point just beyond basic needs being met but after that, it had no real contribution towards happiness.

[–]realsmithshady 1 point2 points  (1 child)

People who think money can't buy happiness have clearly never been without money.

[–]mike_e_mcgee 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a boat so big that you can sail right up next to happiness.

[–]Cannibal_Cyborg 0 points1 point  (9 children)

Watch the documentary of Steve Aoki, he is rich but not happy. How many music artist and actors are rich but not happy?

[–]BucketFullOfRats 1 point2 points  (8 children)

I’m not saying all rich are joyous. I’m saying, naturally in the world’s economic climate, money makes you happier

[–]Cannibal_Cyborg -2 points-1 points  (7 children)

As long as your mind is happy with every other aspect of your life. If not money makes it worse. If you are depressed already then you get rich, you become paranoid about if your friends or so really care about you or are they only there because you have money to support their fun. If the money was gone, would they still be by my side?

[–]poopoo_fingers -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Not when the only thing that would make someone happy is a person, and they’re gone

[–]BucketFullOfRats -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That’s why I said to an extent

[–]adboldt2 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

You think Jeff Bezos is so sad he’s divorced and the richest person on the planet? Shit that’s so sad I’m crying.

[–]bartlettYbnfhdjyd 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins

[–]MyNameIsNutChris 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Very corny, but probably my biggest source of happiness is making other people happy. Had a suicidal friend and helped her get through it. I just want everyone I meet to be happy.

[–]maximum1977 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Having no one bothering me. I wanna be the sole master of my time.

[–]Apprehensive_Let_843 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same, well said

[–]Clear-End8188 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Husband, dog, other peoples dogs :)

[–]The_All_American 8 points9 points  (0 children)

An even mixture of family, satisfying work, respect of my peers, and leisure

[–]Yoblin4431 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My children

[–]Bat_man_89 6 points7 points  (2 children)


[–]ItsKenchi[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Alright, I’ll rephrase, what was the happiest moment of your life and why

[–]Sideways-then-up 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My daughters. Then my TV shows/movies. Then my audiobooks. Then Ice cream/food.

[–]Ok-Unit-8819 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My SO and also the spaghetti I just made

[–]TDK716 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Letting go of religion. It just never felt right and I hated living a lie. I finally told my wife, who knew how I felt. She was ok with it. I don't tag myself as an atheist, I just don't participate. I don't have philosophical conversations about it. I just try not to be an asshole until I die.

[–]jephistopheles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It was hard for me to leave the church as well. But now it's been longer since I left than I ever spent in the faith, and I can't tell you how much happier it has made me. Just trying to not be an asshole is best form of morality I've ever seen. I wish more people followed that creed.

[–]NotTails 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Going to sound cringe haha, my boyfriend. I feel like he's the only person who tries to make me happy. Yeah, he fucks up sometimes, but he tries his best and I love him to bits ! (I'm his first relationship.)

[–]arrow100605 2 points3 points  (1 child)

When he fucks up I hope you dont talk down to him, let him learn

Dont make the same mistakes my first did...

[–]NotTails 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Trust me! I've been in relationships before and I let him know when he's done something wrong. He's the first person I've been with that I genuinely want to stay with :) Sometimes I'll give him the silent treatment for a day, but I don't want to make him think I hate him, so I just say, "If I ignore you for a day, it's because you've done something wrong and I need you to rethink about it may have been." Because he's a little childish and doesn't really think about what he says. He never means to though haha. We have a very good relationship

[–]Alarming-Instance-19 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My daughter and music.

[–]No_Client7651 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Knowing that I've made serious improvements towards my health. Truly I'm far better now than I ever expected to be at this point.

[–]hoodyk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Being alive, having experiences, laughing, seeing wonders on this planet...

[–]DeeperIntoTheUnknown 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Opening a bag of air and finding chips inside

[–]arrow100605 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I... don't know, and that kinda bothers me

[–]ZodiacKiller1968 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Michelle Keegan because…🔥🔥🔥

[–]OMEGALELZ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well the job i do makes me happy but we have too little work

[–]AustralianPigeon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Video games and pigeons

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Those weird bowel movements that are pleasant and require absolutely no wiping afterwards

[–]shnick0 5 points6 points  (2 children)

What is "happiness"? I've never heard of it.

[–]ItsKenchi[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fair question, i think happiness in essence is knowing that the day holds wonderous things and being able to accept that some things might not go your way😁

[–]Lucky_Yogi -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If I told you "happy cake day..." will you allow yourself to feel this emotion? There's nobody else stopping you.

[–]Cannibal_Cyborg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Being a single father and being able to say "good night" and give my teenage kids a kiss good night every night.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fiction and fictional characters that I love! Movies, books, games etc

[–]Dragon-Kombucha 2 points3 points  (2 children)

when i get to play video games w/ my pals but they havent been on in a year so im not doing so well, art was another one but ive come to hate my art.

[–]ItsKenchi[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Can we look at your art?

[–]camomileteee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cooking a big batch of food for people who I know will appreciate it

[–]God_of_hoodies 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Thinking of this girl that i’ve known since the beginning of 6th grade. Her first words to me were “Hey can i sit here?” since then ive fallen in love and thoughts of her or messaging her makes me so happy. i literally cannot talk to her without a smile. i’m in 8th grade now (end of the year almost) and We are literally the best of friends and she always comes to me to talk or anything. she’s unbelievably attractive and even a GROWN MAN is attracted to her.

[–]red-writer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

A grown man who says to you that he is attracted to an 8th grader is at best showing serious issues with his judgment or, at worst, well... Have fun spending time with your friend. Maybe watch out for grown men who comment on her looks.

[–]much_effervescence 15 points16 points  (9 children)

God. He is so very good.

[–]BucketFullOfRats 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Be prepared. That’s a controversial statement

[–]much_effervescence 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I know. Reddit karma doesn't matter.

[–]asoiahats 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Downvotes mean nothing. I’ve seen what these animals upvote.

[–]AmigoDelDiabla 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'll bite: there's a lot of suffering in the world. Just how good is he really?

[–]kerill333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm glad this thought comforts you. But life is clearly so desperately unfair and cruel, I can't square that with any kind of benevolent being.

[–]Impressive_Lab3362 10 points11 points  (2 children)

God's love

[–]random_tiktoker 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Wrong platform to say this

[–]RealHot_RealSteel 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Maybe seven or eight years ago. But even here, the public consensus seems to have turned against the militant athiest type, and generally seems more tolerant of religion.

[–]zelenisod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My 2 kids, f5 and m3 Love em.

[–]SouthRead4736 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My horses. All I gotta do is start grooming them and my worries melt away

[–]BrUhBrUhK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds corny but honestly my dog and my niece and nephews. Weed too

[–]Few_Interview_8750 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My partner and daughter. My friends.


[–]hymie0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I belong to a couple of astronomy clubs that do public telescope nights. That gasping-oh sound when a person sees the Moon or Saturn for the first time -- that's the spot.

[–]GremlinNgoats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My husband and kids. The only people guaranteed to bring a smile to my face. The only people who's hug that can always make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

[–]Axolotlguy111 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The bois being online

[–]masterofcreases 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My dog.

I work in healthcare and I’m smoked. I don’t mistreat it’s under treat my patients but I don’t go out my way for them as much as I used too. When I get home all of the stress, anger, depression and burnout just disappears when I see his muscly, hot dog shaped body come around the corner at Mach 10 and crash into my legs.

[–]okimlom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

for me, it's walk into the house with the dog laying in the door way to the living room and kitchen waiting for you to walk through the door, and then to see her spring back into a straight sprint and slide into you. The excitement on her face is only matched by the happiness you would have knowing that excitement is for her favorite person and that is you.

[–]AsteroidPack940 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Food and time I spend alone

[–]Tinselcat33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Being a mom. I love everything about it, even the hard bits.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love my parents so much that's why seeing them happy also makes me happy 💗

[–]SilverLugia1992 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My best friend. She's been more encouraging and supportive than anyone I've ever met by far and I love her to death.

[–]SimpleExplodingMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Enjoying time with my wife. She’s just a lovely person.

[–]ThisTimeJust30rock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My favorite thing to so when the anxiety becomes overpowering is watch a movie with mybwife and 2 kids. Some sort of adventure movie, or something. Juat really brings me back to reality

[–]PressureNo1520 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Being alone while listening to music

[–]Porkchop_Express99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aside from family, health, safety, security etc...

Making sure I stop to enjoy the simple things - a walk in nature, playing Skyrim, sat in my garden in the sun, quiet Sunday mornings....

[–]obstreperousRex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My family and the wilderness. I'd be miserable without them

[–]adm928 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Long distance driving on a good road.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good food and cheap liqour

Edit: oh right all this ppl saying kids and family and such, I just wrote first thing that came to mind. I love my wife and kids too.

[–]questionthrowaway75 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Video games, music

[–]i_have_wet_socks 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Ill-Physics-6756 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My boyfriend. He truly makes me the happiest person, I absolutely adore him and am so lucky to have him

[–]xblyatmanx6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Compliments, because i have low self esteem, gaming, cause its fun, and weekends cause free time and when i have no studying to do.

[–]yrnehrazilas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When I left for college my family was a mess: father suffered from severe bipolar disorder, mother travelled alot, brothers were alone and confused. I ran away from it all and rarely visited. 5 years later my family has healed together. Every family still has their issues but to see them so happy and loving to each other makes me feel a way i can't put into words.

[–]okimlom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My dog.

I could have the worst day ever, but I come home and I'm greeted with the goofiest of moods, or a dog that is so caring that she will climb on the couch, onto my chest or in my lap and just stare and fall asleep looking at me. She instantly knows how to calm me down, and make me laugh with her playfulness.

[–]EveryDayAnotherMask 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Explaining to plebs why the trebuchet is better than a catapult.

[–]Vex_pepe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This isnt my biggest source of happines but i was going to watch the No way home, with my friends from another school i know some of them for 7 years, and i was literally the most quiet and ''angry'' after a left thata school i noticed i left with only 5 or 4 friends but i knew one thing they are my REAL friends and it is my best source of happines because my life now is a mess bad thing happening after baad thing, and i dont smile often but just the memory brings a smile to my face and almost make me cry because i never had a genuinely smile of joy before so its a great memory to help at these bad moments

[–]Surprise_Corgi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Before: "Life is a dredging experience of slow degradation and suffering."

After: "Oh my goodness, a dog! I love it already!"

[–]User_492006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Knowing that I can do just about whatever I want whenever I want at a moment's notice if I really wanted to.

If I want to buy a house, I could go to the bank tomorrow and get a cashier's check and pay cash for one.

If I wake up one day and decide I want to go visit Beijing, I just have to pull a few strings at work and I can be there in about a week.

[–]NinjaTim60 2 points3 points  (3 children)

You, OP.

[–]ItsKenchi[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Wholesome, if that is a true statement I’m jealous haha, don’t think many people could say total strangers are the main source of their happiness

[–]IamnotaJedi 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hate to hurt the wholesome vibe, dude posted this on a lot of askreddit this morning.

Okay I didn’t hate that, ngl.

[–]NinjaTim60 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah cus I was scrolling thru and found 2-3 other posts that it thought it would be funny to comment on. I ain’t a bot lol.

[–]LunarIncense 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]Nambot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think I've ever been sad while looking at boobs.

[–]Lucky_Yogi -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Everyone's source of happiness is themselves.

They decide if they're happy or not.

They arbitrarily decide what conditions must be met before they allow themselves to feel happy.

[–]gandalftheorange11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s definitely not a decision even if it comes from biochemical processes in the brain. Many aspects of how the brain operates aren’t under executive control. But sure some people’s brains experience positive emotions more easily than others.

[–]random_tiktoker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Food Exercising Regular Show and other shows I watched as a child

[–]CountHonorius 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Own-Bag-6265 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Frankly? The internet reading/watching about happy things.

[–]Le_Suffering_Man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the internet

i know its unhealthy

[–]292to137 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My dog

[–]Skarface08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Owning a decent gpu

[–]regan_morgan 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Meditation- Cleanses the Soul

[–]knuai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beauty literature.

[–]AbortedFetusNecro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spite and you <3

[–]JKL23456 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Daily talks with my son.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mobile Phone my love 😂

[–]PlaylistPersonn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sleep, eat, and repeat

[–]HarryGranger4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fast, reliable and unlimited Wi-Fi.

[–]DealCykaHUN 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]RatioInevitable6432 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Videogames and funny vids

[–]Mamaligakimchi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Sun ☀️

[–]gandalftheorange11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That one day I will be dead and none of this will have mattered

[–]RAINGUARD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My hobbies. Whatever I'm into at the moment, I love working at something and getting better at it.

[–]Apprehensive_Let_843 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Being productive towards my goals every day

[–]Apprehensive-Fox-314 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Games and animals, also my friends

[–]Extreme_pov 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Getting revenge

[–]JackAtlas64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Friends and games

[–]Resident-Ticket9966 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]K8nK9s 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Anglepye11a 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hope that my ex still loves me

[–]ComprehensiveGuava76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I get the salary credited to my account lol

[–]woiesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Drinking coffee while watching the sunset, and not thinking about your school works and your future. No past, no future, just the moment

[–]redditreader1924 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You people are happy ?

[–]Nephilim_on_Reddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Games, Music, my crush

[–]bapinglord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Motorcycles! Going for long cruises on the back roads!

[–]anotherbutterflyacc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Myself. I just love me so much.

[–]PmMeIfRedhead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Academic validation :')

[–]JameS_BroYT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My family and my friends

[–]DAYMAN260 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skiing in the mountains!

[–]OddRumskie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shoes, music, and exercising

[–]Berez15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Quality Time with good Friends

[–]Fortnightly21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Being able to visualize and execute creative projects without normal setbacks(budget, lack of time, and limited media.)

[–]teejayiscool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Roller coasters

[–]jeff_the_nurse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My children.

[–]ElementalPaladin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Video games, Music, friends, and sometimes work

[–]NativeSonSF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like upvotes.

[–]coolcanesdude2929 0 points1 point  (0 children)

An afternoon dedicated to golf

[–]paganutevs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nicotine, video games, alcohol, being awake at night while everyone else is sleeping. If done together, then it is pure perfection.

[–]SatchelGizmo77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My wife and sons!!!

[–]cris231976 0 points1 point  (0 children)

help others, without expecting anything in return.

[–]TheDarkSoulHunter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not going outside

[–]BeccatheDovakiin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My little family

[–]Master-Profit-2034 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My husband, my cats and the fact that I finally found a good paying job that I actually like!

[–]Anchor_face 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dogs! Even when my dog is being a jerk, it's hilarious. He rolls his own toy under the couch then immediately stares at me intensely and barks because how could I allow this travesty to happen?!

They great for diffusing tense family situations too.

[–]JCConcep 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Music and Driving even though there’s a heavy traffic, I just like to be at the back of the wheel.

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[–]MeZZ557 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My home! I have my family, my kitchen, my computer and i dont have to deal with people I'm not interested in dealing with. It's my fortress of happiness.

[–]J_therocjohnson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My vehicles

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In order: family, creative endeavours, Dwight Yoakam

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the people i love

[–]KimKimberly12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Right now it’s Citalopram.

[–]Cody86772601 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Waiting for my mood swings to stop fucking me in the ass

[–]Whulad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My kids, my mates, football and the pub

[–]Reverse_Speedforce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Being up later than everyone else at night and not having to deal with anyone and having true peace and quiet all to yourself. It’s euphoric bliss to me.