Being content is a state of mind, whereas happiness is a moment.
Contents lasts longer, happiness is temporary.
I’m happy that I bought my favourite pair of shoes, I’m happy that my team won.
After two months, I see another pair of shoes or my soccer teams losses and my happiness diminishes.
Marketers are very good at manipulating our happiness levels by constantly painting a picture that in order for us to be happy, we need to buy more and be more.
In order to make more sales, they need to make us unhappy with what we currently have, to appreciate our status-quo less.
They want us to pursue more.
In our pursuit for more, more friends, more clothes, more popularity, more things to make us happy, we forget things we already have.
In our need to be somebody, we often forget that we are somebody.
I’m content with my life, I can do better and I will do better, but it’s okay even if I don’t have that pair of shoes, or if my team is not doing well right now.
I think instead [of happiness] we should be working for contentment… an inner sense of fulfillment that is relatively independent of external circumstances.
Don’t ignore the love you DO have in your life by focusing on the love you DON’T.
Being content is being content , with or without the “Forever After.”
“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” ― Germany Kent
Happiness does not lie on the other side of the transaction.