Does Satisfaction Come From Having Less or More?

Last Update: March 27, 2022

Quote of the Day:

“He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.” Epicurus

Meaning of the Quote:

Be grateful for whatever little you have because if you are not, more or less nothing will make you fulfilled.

Discussion of the Quote:

Everyone has to start somewhere. When you are grateful for the little that you have, you put yourself in a position to receive more just by your attitude. Your satisfaction with the little that you have will create a channel for more to come to you.

Furthermore, when you are not happy with the little that you have, it puts you in a space of unease. Therefore, you are not satisfied with anything. So you have to put yourself in a spirit of gratitude for more to flow to you. Whoever is satisfied with little will also be satisfied with much, and whoever is dissatisfied with little will also be dissatisfied with much.

Final Thoughts:

If you are not satisfied with little, will you be satisfied with more? Additionally, if you are satisfied with little, will more add to your satisfaction? Indeed, some people are truly satisfied with the little that they have and having more will not affect their level of satisfaction. However, they may seek to gain more not for themselves but to share with others.

On the other hand, others may be dissatisfied with the little that they have. Therefore, they seek to gain more and when they do, they may still be dissatisfied with the more that they have gained. Maybe having more does not guarantee a higher level of satisfaction or some people may be satisfied with having more. To each, his/her own!

I appreciate your time, comments and likes.

To our success

Kind regards,

Nichola

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Anne68 Premium
I suppose the message is to appreciate what you have and not always be wanting more, when what you have is adequate for your needs.
Unfortunately, too many of us are struggling to maintain what we have and worried for the future when we are no longer able to struggle because of age or health. It's a worry.
Possessions do not bring happiness in themselves, but fear of poverty is a very real thing.
Good post, as always, and thought provoking :) xx
Anne
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NicholaJames Premium
Hi Anne!

Thank you very much! I appreciate your time and your valuable contribution to this discussion. Wishing you the very best!

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Nichola
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RCanty Premium Plus
Nichola, only the grateful and wise are content, all others reflect a spirit of greed. One can be content without being complacent; however, it is not wise to be complacent without being content.

We are often teased to want more or to have better. If I purchase my ideal truck, the manufacturer will build a newer one to tempt me into upgrading.

The same with everything else that we encounter. Nothing is build to last, but everything is build to replace. Moving the goal post has become a tradition.

Canty
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NicholaJames Premium
Hi Ronnie!

I appreciate your time and your valuable insights that you have shared. Wishing you the very best!

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Nichola
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Dadaz123 Premium
Let us be grateful for what we have- little or much. When you are thankful for what you have, you receive more because thanksgivers are blessing receivers.
When you receive more do not squander it on your wants which are infinite. Instead, remember your needy neighbor next door and minister to their needs.
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NicholaJames Premium
Hi Dada!

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JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
Appreciating what you have whether it more or if it is less should be at the center of your core. Without appreciation and gratitude you will never find anything in this life to be thankful for. This type of person will resent(or be jealous of) others who through their own efforts have achieved more and are truly grateful for what they have earned.
Jerry
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NicholaJames Premium
Hi Jerry!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your wisdom. Wishing you the very best!

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Jessiefido Premium Plus
Very interesting Nichola! I believe that one should always be happy, content and satisfied with what we have, after all, there are many who are worse off than we are..

If we are able to give and help those who don't have what we have, it's a no brainer to do so in my opinion, and I try my best to help others in every way possible on a daily basis..

I generally find that there is more satisfaction in helping others than helping myself.
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NicholaJames Premium
Hi Nick!

Thank you very much! I appreciate your time and valid contribution to this discussion. Wishing you the very best!

Kind regards,
Nichola
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Jessiefido Premium Plus
You're very welcome Nichola!

May I wish you all the best as well my friend!:-)
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NicholaJames Premium
Thank you very much!😀😍
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