Are you 100% satisfied with your present life? If not yet, what percentage?

Philippines
October 27, 2009 9:58pm CST
I came from a not rich family. My childhood days were my best day of my life. I am satisfied to have my paper doll toys and plastic plates and saucer toys. When I started going to school I have only five bucks in my pocket to buy a food for our recess. Since my school was just a meter away from our home. And I can say that I am satisfied with it. But as people become older and become mature they realized that they want something more to satisfy them. And I am one of it. I want a car, a high tech gadget and of course money :) . But beside from all of that wants I am half full satisfied because I have my family, a special someone and of course God. I am a 65% satisfied with my life now. You? How satisfied are you?
31 responses
• China
28 Oct 09
Yearn for something makes you impossible to satisfied with your present life.
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@niuniu1 (166)
• China
28 Oct 09
70%maybe,a happy family,some close friends i can turn to whenever,"enough is as good as a feast",the rest 30% means i can do much better.
28 Oct 09
I am not 100% satisfied, life has been a constant strugle for me with money and relationships, i wish i could find a miracle to make things etter ut such a thing seems non exsistant :-(
@amybrezik (2118)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I am not satisfed with my life. I have amazing children and an awesome man, but as far as where I thought I would be, at 28 I am not by anymeans there. Unfortnately money, is a huge necessity in today's world. I would be better of if it werent. I don't think I know anyoe today who is 100% satisfied with how their life has turned out. Those who I know that have focused on career have missed out on family and vice versa. Picking what is important to you is key to being satisfied, but I would be shocked if someone was 100% satisfied with their life, and if you are, please let me know how you have achieved that.
@vandana7 (97147)
• India
29 Oct 09
Couldnt agree with u more. Those who "have focused on career, miss out on family and vice versa". This is so true for all women. Only exceptional few with extremely understanding husband and in laws manage to get that balance right. :)
@vandana7 (97147)
• India
29 Oct 09
Hi maricari, I'd rate myself as 90 percent content. :) Well, I have a small home, and a small car, and a small computer (high tech gadget). I am also able to earn reasonable amount from net. So why is that 10 percent discontent there? Well, uncertain future. I wish I'd have just enough never to feel financially insecure. :)
• China
29 Oct 09
this world is not perfect,right?i guess no one is 100% satisfied with his or her present life,whatever if he is rich,or if he is famouse,life is not perfect always.but we have to learn to pay more attention to the key points of our life,learn to ignore the little boring things in our life,learn to smile to our life always. i am not satisfied with my present life,but i am a happy girl,keep going,keep pursuiting my dreams and enjoy my life.so in my heart,happiness is the most important thing for me! good day,friend.
@lubeimao (118)
• China
29 Oct 09
I am not satisfied with my life now.The reasons as following:after my mother pass away ,my father married again,but step-mother brought another two children ,and the whole became very hard. For me ,my step-mother don't like anybody expect her chidren,and she beat me and my little brother a lot ,so i have a unhappy childhood .When i grow up, i left home and start universiry life. at the same time my sister-in-law married a rich man ,this maybe put a lot of stress on my father worried me much,the feeling of my father make me study hard and wish god could give me more chances to look for a good job.Now i will graduate half year later,and every day when i get up ,i must work hard and try every chances to find a job that i interest much.Another reason is i fall in love wiwh a boy who is gentle to me but has little money. We love each other deeply ,and we think about future more.Both of us must earn enough money to buy a apartment to marry,and this give me stress ,too.To sum up i not satisfied my present life ,but i belive in a few years i will get everything i like ,and i will satisfied a little.
• Saudi Arabia
28 Oct 09
one is never 100% satisfied with his life,me too!now,I grow up ,I have some experience of life and I got married ,even had a child two year before,according to the principle of life ,I should be satisfied with my family life ,yes ,I do; I have a stable job,and now ,I am working for a big project ,but ,I am not happy,because I don't have some work to do ;so from job,I am not satisfied,so I am 60% satisfied with my life!
@parasol (11)
• China
28 Oct 09
For me, it should be seperated to 2parts. The 1th part is my study.Now I am a college student,major in accountant. However , i am not satisfited with it. The course become more and more difficult,and i don't really know what i can do in the future. The second , I fall in love with my new boyfriend. He is not handsome,but very nice. 60% I think.
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
60% I have my parents(away), reliable friends, a special someone i love, God(maybe, own house and lot...acceptable job but not enough... so im starting here in the internet for few extra cash and it's getting good ^^. . . 40% would be a family... kids ^^V... so that i wouldn't feel alone =(... Good Money Source enough to sustain my future family =)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 09
My birthday is approaching. I am one day away from my 39th birthday. I have a proper job. I am earning enough to survive. I owe credit card money but I have no problem in making the payment needed. I still have my mother, who loves me. I have nephews and a niece who adores me. I am healthy, according to my recent medical check-up. I have good friends. I have friends I can trust. I work well with my colleagues. And yet, I cannot find a lover. 39 years, and I only have a 2 years and 1 month relationship so far. So, how satisfied am I? Above 50% but below 80%. I would say 70% happy.
@parkour (10)
• China
28 Oct 09
Well,I come from China.my family was poor in my childhood.I had no money to buy any toys I loved.so I studied hard for getting a good job in the future.And I expected graduate from a famous university.But now I do not satisfied with my present job.I should work 10 hours per day,write a lot of reports.And my earnings is negligible for my poor family!
@free_man (7330)
• United States
28 Oct 09
We don't have money we don't have high tech gadgets, but we are 110 percent happy with our lives. I got the best person in the world at my side! Got the best dog in the world. We got a home, it isn't fancy but it is our home. We have so many blessings from God yes we are a 110 percent happy with our lives. Thank God for what we do have!
• United States
28 Oct 09
Honestly, I would have to say 30%. I havent reached that point where Im where I want to be in life, Im getting there sure, just not where Id have hoped to be at for my current age. I might have the Materialist Items but in the end having all that stuff really doesnt matter because you havent changed anything, youve just bought stuff to keep you distracted from whats really going on.. which of course is life and everything thats amazing about being alive :)
• Nigeria
28 Oct 09
onething am sure of is that in life no one is 100% satisfied, that is why we all appear in school to learn economics, however it gladens my heart to hear you metion God because the bible say tha the lord can satisfy all our needs according to his riches in glory, and the unsatisfied feeling we sure need to have in other to progress in life, if you care to know i fall into thesame category and am only 10% satisfied but i know with God all my goals are met. happy lotting
@GemmaR (8517)
28 Oct 09
I think I am about 70% satisfied with my life at the moment. I have a lovely boyfriend, I'm at the university I wanted to go to, and have a scholarship. I'm doing well at the uni, and got 85% in my first assessment, while a lot of my friends failed. I've made a lot of new friends, and I'm happy in my flat. The things that could be a little better is that I'm struggling for money at the moment, as I don't really have the time to get a job with my studies. I'm having to work very hard to achieve what I want, which is very tiring, and I can't see my boyfriend as much as I did before I left for university. Also, I get a little homesick sometimes, like when I come back to university after visiting home and I realise that I can't talk to my Mum every day like I used to, and I can't just go out somewhere with my brother. But all the same, most of the things in my life are pretty fantastic at the moment, and I know that everything that isn't so great will settle down soon enough! I'm very lucky to be in the position that I am, and I am greatful to have been given the opportunities that I've been given so far :)
• China
28 Oct 09
To be honest, childhood days were the most sunny times in my life while everything was carefree and lighthearted. But anyone should grow up.When you begin to worry something, you are no longer childdish. Right now, I am 80 percent satisfied with my current life. I love my family. I have good friends. The only pity thing is I am a student. I don't have enough time to make money!
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 09
Hi Maricari, I can't calculate it but i am almost there... I live a simple life, i have a loving and responsible husband, two precious kids. Me and my husband have regular jobs and we're all healthy. I am happy with my present life.
@irene3184 (898)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
I am not satisfied with my present life now.There is something lacking and I am not yet happy for my achievement.I wanted to help my parents my salary is only good for me.I tried hard but nothing yet comes a greater opportunity for me.
@rhan04 (307)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
I came from just an average family too. We're not so rich but my parents were able to provide us a good life and education. But of course, since I'm just an ordinary human being, I also have some demands in my life, most of them are materialistic demands. I think I'll rate mine as 80% satisfied. :)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Well satisfaction varies on many things like me, I am 100% satisfied with my family but 80% with my work. I think satisfaction is also a process it can change in a short or long period of time. Anyways I am happy that even if your not rich you survive. keep it up