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Shadows of Berlin


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Angelika states, "[T]he world resents the unhappy but indulges those who know how to take joy from their surroundings." What do you think she means? Do you agree?

Created: 04/28/22

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Posted Apr. 28, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Angelika states, "[T]he world resents the unhappy but indulges those who know how to take joy from their surroundings." What do you think she means? Do you agree?

Angelika states, "[T]he world resents the unhappy but indulges those who know how to take joy from their surroundings." What do you think she means? Do you agree?


Posted Apr. 30, 2022 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Kari J

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RE: Angelika states, "[T]...

Unhappiness is draining. I know what it is to have mental health issues. I feel guilty and shameful all the time and it's easier to be alone than to feel that I am a burden to others. I understand that it is hard to make me feel happy when I don't know how. I know that's T.M.I. :)


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cindyr

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RE: Angelika states, "[T]...

Thank you for sharing your comment, Kari J. It's how I would respond to the question. You perfectly explain what Angelika means, or rather, what I believe Angelika means. Who can truly know. Angelika was/is such a complicated character.


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skagitgrits

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RE: Angelika states, "[T]...

As others say, unhappiness is a burden that takes from the life one is living. Disassociation or other means of taking oneself out of the reality can sometimes be a successful survival tool.


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