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Sheltie

Being satisfied with what you have

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Crikey
1 hour ago, XenoFish said:

 Problem solving and prevention, yes, I'd say that makes me feel good.... building up a cash nest egg in order to prevent a problem. I'm stocking up on supplies for the worst of weather, keeping things maintained in order to prevent a problem...Maybe I'm just a realist.

You're a natural-born survivor mate, I hang at the Survival Podcast forum myself, screenname 'Gamer'..:D

 

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Sheltie

Thank you everyone for your comments!  I was very impressed with the insights that were presented.  

The reason I'm interested in this topic is because I believe we all have the ability to be satisfied with our lives to a high degree.  Society has in recent years conditioned us to be angry and divisive, instilling a belief that life is miserable.    

 

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Sheltie

Last night I found out a former coworker had died after a yearlong illness.  Even though he was in his early 60's, he was the picture of health when I knew him.  He had more energy than most people in their 30's.  While I was working with him, he had to take time off to go to his father's funeral.  His dad was 99 yrs old, just a few weeks shy of his 100th birthday when he passed.  I told him I was envious of him because I figured longevity must run in this family and that he would probably outlive me.  Now the comment seems tragically ironic.  

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

Happiness is a loaded Gun 

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darkninja

I really enjoy Dr. Jordan Peterson's take on the subject of chasing happiness. It is better to pursue a life of meaning than it is to pursue happiness. If happiness is the goal, then that means that we are failing any time we are not happy. But if living a meaningful life is the goal, then the brutal suffering that all humans face in life becomes a bit more bearable. In any case, at least it does not mean that a moment of unhappiness makes you a failure in your goals.

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