Happiness or Contentment?  

rm_BlkMaximus 49M
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7/23/2006 7:36 am

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Happiness or Contentment?

Is it harder to be happy or content? Which is better?

Happiness seems to be a temporary state, it is affected by internal and external factors, but contentment is a more stable state of being.

Some of my male and female friends have based their entire existences on this premise. The search for the BBD, bigger better deal, haunts them more than drives them.

I have personally seen much more happiness than contentment. Hunters like me, look forward to the challenges life has to offer and that makes it more difficult to find contentment. It is almost synonymous with retirement, accomplishment or death.

As my friends and I have gotten older our perspective on happiness and contentment has changed dramatically. I have seen this especially with my very attractive female friends. Women, who in their 20’s had one set of relationship standards and in their 30’s they were substantially different. One friend told me, “By the time I reached my 30’s I realize that “Happily Ever After” is something not promised and something that may not be readily apparent immediately after meeting someone.

So do we need Will Smith to Google every person we meet so that we have something to say to each other or could we just ask the questions our selves? Can we find the combination of happy contentment?


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
7/23/2006 1:06 pm

Welcome to the blogs! I have to agree that I see alot more happy than content. Good post. I hope you'll stop by mine and say hello some time!


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