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:: happily ever after, and then? ::

What happens after the end of a fairy tale?
Do the characters stay happy every day till the day they die?
Or maybe they don't die; they get frozen by the magical words "THE END".

What do I do next if I think I'm at the "happily ever after" stage?

I can't help it; these notions just surface.
It can be tiring trying to invent yet another high to look forward to.

Another trip.
Another party.
Another freeflow.
Another salary raise.
Another roller coaster ride.
Another lovey dovey feeling.
Another heartwarming episode.
Another self-realised state of enlightenment.

Maybe it's like the oracle baking cookies.
I'll just go on living life.
My brief life in this infinite span of time.
Stop thinking stop thinking stop thinking

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Happiness to me, is a choice and I believe you won't lose it until you choose to lose it. :)

i agree.

stop thinking.

enjoy life.


Life is meaningless, inherently, and yet paradoxially is meaning unto itself and its nature of being non-meaningful.

"Seeking enlightenment is like fighting for peace." -- Zen saying

Should such revelations, that life is suffering, that life is empty, or that life is full of meaning but of little meanings that hold less weight than a shadow, wash you a shade of bitterness, then look harder. But zoom out.

Some people invent motivations just to live another day. Others are bound by duty. A few just live without complaint, without force, without hesitation. We are all of those at different stages of our lives.

Come blessings, and life becomes easy. Come tragedy, and life becomes easy to accept.

Happily Ever After is an institutionalized wishful-thinking that serves only to delude one to only want the good times without accepting the bad times. Both teach, and teach well. What happens after that? Anything and everything. No fable will speak of *your* journey. Exciting.

Be well, W.

Well said.

Maintaining the peace and striving for contentment are not easy. Not easy at all.

very appropriate. well said.

Knowing how to be contented is the secret to happiness.

Then what is the secret to knowing to be contented?

you know the answer to that yourself. but you choose not to do it.

"happily ever after" is a lie told to idiots to try to get them to believe that by doing good, good will come to them, indefinitely.

dice are more reliable.

how bout happily playing dice?

I agree. There is no "happily ever after" till you're safely six feet under.

Its quite absurd or presumptuous to claim that HEA title when there's so much ahead, don't you think?

what song is this? cannot find the title.

the learning process...

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn

You grieve you learn
You choke you learn
You laugh you learn
You choose you learn
You pray you learn
You ask you learn
You live you learn ....

What happens after "happily ever after"

Fairy tale: They bond together and walk through life together

Real life: They walk through life but maybe not together literally..

Its good to know that only in our hearts we are allowed to be living in a "fairy tale".

You have no feeling of joy, without sadness to compare it to. If you life is constant joy, then the joy seems to lessen, because we get numbed. Take a look at how far you've come, and you might be able to appreciate it better...

too much coffee before bedtime, eh? :p

*Another salary raise?*

treat! treat!!

when you've reached the happily ever after,
you can always expect a sequel.

i think one cannot stay at the climax forever.

one must fall after a jump.

so, get comfortable with the ping dan.

No honey!

"Till death do us apart!"


enjoy life. and bless others as you have been blessed !!

waltz, tango and cruise along to the different beats that life has to offer, dude. take care & enjoy!

Think u did u similar entry b4....well u never know what to expect in the end and thats make life interesting

Feeling a little empty, are we?

You have all that you want - enjoy it, cherish it, savour every moment of it.

Now, perhaps, it's time to expand your horizons. Try something difficult, something challenging. How about activism, social work, or politics - helping others find the happiness you now have?

hmmmm in what ways i wonder.
helping someone's always dangerous to me, as i often think i may not necessarily know what's best for that person.


Hmmm.. to me, you don't have to know what's best for others, or tell them what to do, but rather help them to ask the right questions and find their own path.

Much like what you've been doing with your brother, I think.

oh and support them when they need it.

Sharing your perspective, and having them share theirs can be a two-way learning.

The world is so complex and diverse, it boggles my mind. We so often remain in our comfort zone, unwilling to go out and meet the world on its terms. (Not talking about you, just a general feeling I have..)

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