(Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
"how dare I"? lol talk about overly dramatic.
The guy who is CONTENT with his lot, is content. There is no thinking "what if" because he's content, he's happy with what he's got.
Some people would find a life like that maddeningly frustrating, but the one who is happy is probably more fulfilled than the one who is never happy with what he has got and is always looking for something more.
You can argue it all you like, but it's true.
My mother in law - she has lived in the same tiny little village her entire life. She was born and raised about 2 streets from the house she lives in now (she's only ever lived in those 2 houses her entire life, and she's 66 now!).
She will NOT eat any food that is not traditional english fare - think fish and chips, and sunday dinners, and corned beef hash. She won't even eat spaghetti or pizza!
She doesn't go out anywhere "fun" save for maybe a restaurant once a year at the most, and to get her hair done a couple of times a year at the hairdresser.
In her spare time she likes gardening, and reading historical romance novels, and watching tv/films at home.
She doesn't go on holiday any more, but when she did, ever year she used to go to Majorca. Only Majorca. Once a year, 2 weeks, all inclusive - always one of 2 hotels, never any others. And she never ate Spanish food either - she always ate the English dishes.
She has had a few jobs in her life, but nothing massively exciting - she did some sewing and textile work, later she worked at Lyons bakery, and for the past 20 years she has been working in a nursing home.
This woman leads a life that I find incomprehensible. I'm reasonably content with my life but she takes it to an extreme. I absolutely cannot see myself ever being happy with a life that is SO limited. I mean, it's limited to a ludicrous extent. Yet she is so SO very happy with the life she leads. She absolutely doesn't want it to change, she strives for nothing further, yet she's far happier than many people I have known who have had far higher ambitions and greater prospects in life.
She doesn't consider her life to be wasted, and nor do I really. She has lived a life that is one she wanted to live. She has raised 4 children, has 11 grandchildren, and is very content. And so be it!
In a way I'm jealous that she finds so much happiness in such simple pleasures.