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self expression
What Makes You
By mary Capps
andomly polling individuals with the question
"What makes you happy?" by a variety of means--
Facebook, texting, asking people face-to-face in
different settings--brought a range of answers. Family
and friends topped the list. Peace, security and love
followed, but inevitably this simple question inspired a
second response of contemplation. Some responded with
a blank stare as if they had never really considered what
made them happy or they did not want to give a wrong
answer. Some even challenged, "Is this a trick question?"
If someone initially pointed to money, sex, or acquiring
a material item or job level, they consistently came back
with "Wait, I want to change my answer." There is no right
or wrong answer. The answer is unique to you and your