how many recreations you needed to make yourself happy - or CONTENTMENT

@missjahn (4578)
Philippines
September 12, 2012 11:00pm CST
i can hear lots of complains that one person is bored even he is facing with his laptop and surfing on the net. and one while having luxuriously unwinding in the hotel or resorts. so i asked, what kind of recreations these men needed to make them happy and contented. why still feeling bored? don't they know that not all of the people could not experience their experience as they have dinners in restaurants or fastfood chains? and that some of us need to work harder to attained necessities and to buy much important things in life in order for us to live with supple at least living and can eat three times a day and obtain simple happiness. how to have contentment anyway, and be happy with what we have? our dealings sometimes in life is obscure. at least we will know how to appreciate what we have even how diminutive the grace we received. what can you say friend about the matter about contentment
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6 responses
• Canada
27 Sep 12
I think a lot of us are built to be materialistic people...We work so thatwe can pay for things and able to buy stuff.When we do achieve it we always want more ..We tend compare ourselves with people who seems to have everything and sometimes it's the media that is affecting us..it's either who has the bigger house, who makes more money..who is more smarter..and people are always coming out with the latest gadget...If such things didn't exist, would we feel any different?
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
hello there... as human lives in this world, his needs would arise also, from clothes to wear, food to eat, gadgets, house and etc. it is a human nature to be like that for generally, each of us are ambitious and aiming always for something big.
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
It depends on one's perspective of contentment and happiness. We have all different levels of how we satisfy our needs and wants in our lives. Though you got a point when you said that we should appreciate what we have. It is not wrong to aim higher, as it is in human behavior to strive more. It only goes wrong maybe if it's already too much or we are using them in a bad way. Even the rich ones aren't really contented with their lives, and it's their quest to find there end point of happiness. Sometimes, people would think that money is the solution to that. It is okay to aim high as long as we are still down-to-earth or humble enough not to degrade other people with that. Not all things here on earth can be achieved. We may have some of what we want and we may be deprived from them too. It's just a matter of perception and acceptance. It is a need to be able to eat three times a day and live life everyday but we are only human too, we also have what we call our Wants. :)
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
it would be okay to aim higher as long as you know that you can attained to that aim and you will be able to know your capacity about the matter. for the meantime, because there were things that are not meant for us, we can sense that of course, be happy on what one have. and then when it feels like a thing is giving you a signal to go for it, well that is the time for obtaining it. for that, good timing and right one is being emphasized. yes, you are correct there that there is nothing when we dreamed of something to have, but excessive dreaming would harm us and would feel desperate about it. another one, when you already had the things in your hands for have it all, maybe it would be time to share it with others too. lots of stories to tell and want to thank you for participating here
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
Contentment is relative. It really depends in each and everyone of us. For me, I'm easy to be satisfied. I want simple things mow. Though I admit, when I was younger, I'm not easily that satisfied. I always wanted for some more. More of good time, unnecessary travels and the like. I think, when we grow older, we really have an open mind, and I think,we can be different, in a way that we can be satisfied easily. Life is too short, we need to strive to be happy and contented with things. Thanks
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
you are right in there... we can deal contentment if we try to be satisfied with what we have in a moment and learn to be happy even in small things we received. do not ask for more instead be grateful of having it. well, not bad if you will wish for something more as long as you know that you can carry it and could attained with what you want. thanks for joining in here
@mythociate (15383)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Sep 12
Man needs people to depend on him. Even if the only thing he wants to do is something like having fun responding to MissJahn on myLot, he wants that fun-having to be 'depended-on' (maybe because the people who read the conversations can't continue living such an awesome life unless they keep reading the new conversations that he & MissJahn keep having ) If no one depends on him, man begins to realize that all the neat things he can buy & feel & hear & see & taste are nothing more than distractions to keep his mind off the probability that nobody depends on him.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
i love that myth - :D you really is a witty man.. well, all of the emotions are manageable but sometimes we were being carried away that is why we tend to hurt ourselves for unable to control it. and about what we want, sometimes contentment would past due for fed up of what we have and want something that could give us thrill and another happiness. thanks for joining here
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
13 Sep 12
People may all go through such difficulties. So i think finding some things to do and to help us find more hobbies to do is lovely. I think those time are really boring, so i try to figure out something to make myself positive about life. For example, travel.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
hi there..oh yes, we must be happy to things we might have in life if then when one cannot travel for his hobby because no financial intended for that then he must do something else which will not involved money.. thanks for joining in here :)
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
Contentment is an elusive aspect in our lives. Somehow more and more people tend to be not contented to what they have and looking for more than that what they already have. For some, it is a good thing as it keeps them going and having goals to achieve. To others, it is a bad thing as it creates "greed" or indiscriminately causes one to forget to appreciate what they already have.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
13 Sep 12
exactly, well said in there. elusive in the term that people wanted changes in life from time after time. when they are fed up with a thing, they will seek for another contentment so to have even the state they had once before are situations we can consider good as new and too much to ask for others. gosh, deeper meaning when we are talking contentment. and thankful for your participation here.