Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How Many People...

confuse complacency with happiness? As if everything beyond "unhappy" is "happy"?

10 comments:

lucinda said...

And that it is somehow unseemly to go beyond "not unhappy" like happiness is a commodity and you're using too much

Amy said...

You're getting too deep. Eat a damn cupcake.

Mrs Furious said...

Mom,
I thought you'd appreciate it.

Amy,
Oh that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Smitty said...

I ask myself that a lot, and have found that I don't always like the answer. My job, my own relationship(s)...sometimes I do feel like I have settled for complacency rather than spend time effort it takes to keep happy. I don't need to settle for where I am at...I can take where I am at and progress with it. I don't need to reject or get something new. I do need to move forward.

Now...where did I put that bag of Time and that box of Energy...

Thanks for this post. I might even be inspired from such a simple query!

trifitmom said...

i often think about this...

P/F said...

Nope, I work hard to stifle my nature towards the opposite: that everything not "gleeful" or perfect meant unhappy.

P/F said...

...means unhappy. ;)

P.O.M. said...

How about if you're not miserable, crying and on the verge, then you must be happy.... right?

Andrea said...

well said, I have to go ponder this now.

Mrs Furious said...

Smitty,
"I might even be inspired from such a simple query!"
Sometimes less is more.
Lucky for me, because I don't have more. ;)

trifitmom,
well it's interesting and I think about it a lot since my parents are possible what we might call "less content" which is not necessarily less happy but more open about good enough not being the same as fulfilling and Mr F's parents fall solidly in the anything above unhappy is happy camp.... yet... I'm not sure they are actually happy. I think they find not being grateful for being anything over unhappy offensive. Hmm?! I kind of, personally, want more than that. Sometimes Mr F just defaults to the content is good enough though. And, of course, I can default to not ever being content. Not sure which is worse.

P.O.M.,
LOL

P/F,
yeah, I think we all know there is the potential that I can relate to that ;)

Andrea,
ponder away...

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