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Are you satisfied with your life? Do you think its fair?

Simple question stated as above (ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THIS WORLD)
other question

if you are not, what aren't you satisfied with?
if you are, what ARE you satisfied with?
If anything could happen what would you like to happen?
If everything could be changed, what would you like to change?

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Im on the point of deciding what to do with my life

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  • Nov 17 2012: ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THIS WORLD - Thankfully, I am not. Satisfaction atrophies imagination and ambition. It is the struggle to create change that creates a meaningful life.


    if you are not, what aren't you satisfied with? Things that if they were exactly as I envision them would most likely cause a new set of dis-satisfactions. The particulars are only important on an individual level. Pick something to be dissatisfied about and then change it. You can always change your mind and your goals.

    if you are, what ARE you satisfied with? I am satisfied with my ability to change my point of view and the way I live my life. I am satisfied with the fact that it's not always easy. I am satisfied with the pride of accomplishment that I feel when making a difficult change.

    If anything could happen what would you like to happen? Something love-inspiring and completely unexpected. Something that I could not imagine until it became happily indispensable.

    If everything could be changed, what would you like to change? Everything (laws of physics permitting) can be changed and is being changed every day. I'm less attached to the results of change than to the process of change. Being mindful of he law of unintended consequences tends to instill a certain amount of humility in these things.

    Happiness has been defined as the progressive accomplishment of a worthwhile goal. That's what change motivated by dis-satisfaction means to me. It's the process, not the particulars that matter.

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