My initial thought was “Satisfied about what?” If I am considering my personal living conditions and general wellbeing then I am, currently, very satisfied. If I think about my personal journey then I would say that I am satisfied with where I am now, but know that there is still much to learn. I am satisfied with the pace of my learning too, as to be hasty in learning may mean that I miss an important lesson.
Now ask me about finances and that can vary from one day to the next. I am in a good place with my finances, but to say I am satisfied would be difficult for me. I am learning how to be content with what I have. I have enough to see me though from month to month and to be able to save a little as well. To not be satisfied with what I have could lead to greed, and put value on things that are only temporary. I know that society today says that the more possessions you have, the more money you have, you will be more satisfied, but I dispute that. I have seen people with so many material possessions, but they are not satisfied. I know that there is more to this “satisfaction” thing.
For me, “satisfaction” seems out of place for me. Depending on the situation, “satisfaction” infers that there is a level to be reached to attain real satisfaction. I think I would rather use the word “content”.
So ask me the question again please. My reply is “I am content with what I have, where I am, who I am, and where I am going. There is an indescribable richness in being in that place.”
So, I ask you the same question: Are you satisfied? It would be interesting to hear your responses.
Is there a dividing line between contentment and satisfaction in your opinion? What might that be?
Read more here: Contentment is an inside job by Lolly Daskal
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