Q: unhappyness and *dreams* about a better life..

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    • #1142
      har0bed1813
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      unhappyness and *dreams* about a better life.. r they a result from evolution?

    • #24343
      ctmdvf
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      Our brains evolved, and with that evolution came dreams, which help us embrace better life.

      Thanks to dreams men have done wonders (bringing the evolution of society)

      About unhappiness I am not certain. Humans try to be successful in order not to feel unhappiness, so maybe it is also a result of evolution

    • #24349
      MrMistery
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      Humans do things so they will not be unhappy. Second principle of the function of the humanm intelect

    • #24357
      charles brough
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      Yes, evolution is the ultimate cause—however, social evolution as well as biological and behavioral evolution. Behaviorally, we evolved as social animals. We need to work and live together to be happy. However, when our society is weak because what we believe is divided, we feel stress and, because of our deteriorating life as a result, we feel resentment. We also feel left out and rootless. Many take their frustration out on their children. Others are unable to have children.

      So, we wish for a better life than the one we have even tho this one is stuffed with “things” which our consumer-driven society drives us to buy. We wish for a better life even though we are free to take part in a host of assorted pleasures constantly being advertised or talked about on tv.

      People have no “purpose” and feel unimportant, useless.

      Perhaps the solution is to build a new and better society. . .

      Charles
      http:humanpurpose.simplenet.com

    • #24387
      mith
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      Charles, can humans truely be happy? Or will we never be satisfied? Countless literature have been written about the rewards of pursuit of happiness(Great Gatsby comes to mind) but how many are really happy when they finally get it? The movie the Matrix somewhat deals with this issue saying that humans will never be truely happy even in a utopian universe. We live for the struggle. Unhappiness exists as a contrast to happiness and allows its experience.

    • #25352
      har0bed1813
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      Deep thoughts.. 😛

    • #25385
      MrMistery
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      Einstein was right. Everything is relative. Including happiness. If you win the lotery, have a supermodel scientist who loves you as a girlfriend and plenty of friends who care about you, then you might think you are happy. But just then, your mother dies. Not so happy anymore, are you?
      I agree with mithril, we live for the struggle. when i will finally get the nobel prise i will have lost my no 1 reason to live… But i’m not worried, i’ve got a lot of work to do until then 😉

    • #25429
      opuntia
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      Humans are the last creatures you can make ”really” happy…the’ll never be happy no matter how much evolution is taking place ❗

    • #25463
      James
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      You could say we’re the only animals that can be happy, depending if other animals feel emotion.

    • #26087
      opuntia
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      I think all creatures feel emotins but not like humans and also as we are humans i don’t think we will know too much about their feelings.

    • #26097
      James
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      Well, animals think without language, whereas we think via language. This may be the difference.

    • #26108
      opuntia
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      i guess so 🙂

    • #26119
      biostudent84
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      quote har0bed1813:

      Deep thoughts.. 😛

      A little too deep for me 😉

    • #87992
      Kang1
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      Biologically, happiness must be the feeling of being a step better for our propagation. Otherwise, human can not survive long.

      Unhappiness is almost just the counterpart of the happiness.

      These conclusions can be drawn simply by reasoning with the knowledge of a high school student who has learnt the biology and history.

    • #87994
      alextemplet
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      Is it just me or is this the same post three times in three different threads?

    • #88003
      David George
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      quote Kang1:

      Biologically, happiness must be the feeling of being a step better for our propagation. Otherwise, human can not survive long.

      Unhappiness is almost just the counterpart of the happiness.

      These conclusions can be drawn simply by reasoning with the knowledge of a high school student who has learnt the biology and history.

      the answer looks a bit philosophical to me…..
      but i think its good enough.
      I am not very sure how evolution plays a major role here….

    • #88019
      mcar
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      The way you see the reality may tell how happy you really are.

    • #95804
      Nick1254367
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      interesting thoughts. I completely agree, happiness is a tricky word. I had a shot at trying to define it in a more "scientific" or "objective" way, despite it being a subjective feeling: [link removed]

      I would love to hear your thoughts!

      Thank you,

      Nick

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