What is happiness?

That is the question that was put to me in the early hours of Saturday morning last week.

I came across a tweet by The Good Men Project, and they were asking for opinions. They posed the question: “what is it that makes you happy?”

Lying in bed, and armed with a pen and paper, I noted down some thoughts.

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Don’t Wait To Start Your Life

I don’t tend to write much about myself on here, despite the fact it is meant to be a personal blog. I use this as more of an online portfolio, and the chance to practice piecing together articles, and improving on the journalism skills I am gaining.

Going to buck the trend here a little, and make this slightly more personal. The writing has taken a back seat as of late, so this will not only fill the void a little, but also explain why said void has appeared.

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Beyond BPD: Why It Doesn’t Define You

On behest of my Girlfriend, I am here once again. This time I have been encouraged to write about what it is like to be with someone who is BPD. For those that dont know BPD stands for Borderline Personality Disorder and it is a complicated mental condition that is thought to affect as many as one in seven of us, according to the book “New Hope For People With Borderline Personality Disorder”. Though I have been with my Girlfriend for nearly nine months, and I have read books and researched BPD, I simply cannot empathise with her. Though I understand the hallmarks of BPD, the tell tale signs, the reactions and thought processes, I am not able to put myself in my Girlfriends shoes. I cannot even come close to imagining the mental anguish that she must have suffered, and be suffering. Its entirely alien to me and the majority of people within society.

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