Tuesday, 4 November 2014

My definition of happiness is contentment.
Beautiful clothes, a sumptuous meal,
travel, decor; I count all that sort
of thing as pleasure. 
Happiness can be achieved without these pleasures, but
marketing would have us believe otherwise.

5 comments:

Shelley said...

Totally agree. I've aimed for contentment rather than 'happiness' ever since I realised I don't always know what will 'make' me happy.

I enjoy the occasional treat, but only if it is occasional and therefore still special.

silkpathdiary said...

The power of marketing! I like to think that as we grow older, we develop immunity to it, partly?

Gam Kau said...

SilkP - I think age just make us a bit resistant to marketing. At the least, we usually aren't the marketers core target because we are older.

Shelley - Contentment should be the aim, I feel there is too much focus on pleasure. Pleasure is so fleeting, nothing wrong with it, but no point to focus solely on the pursuit of it.

pao said...

Yeah, contentment is where it's at. I don't so much care about the travel, decor, etc. Content like a cat.

Gam Kau said...

Pao - yes, like a cat basking in the sun! :)