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What is the difference between happiness and satisfaction?

As I wonder every time about the philosophy of life, the question that make me think again and again that a man having satisfaction of particular thing is a happy? or can happy man considered as fully satisfied? Or happiness and satisfaction are the two sides of coins?


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    Oct 27 2013: In my view: the difference is in what we are taught about them. if we go towards the literal emotion content of these words they represents two different types of emotions which have different psychological effect. but both emotional content are of positive nature and their psychological effect can be different according to the nature of people. some will feel more positive and strong with the effect of happiness where as some will be with satisfaction.

    i guess i would rather see them as words and try to do as much as possible with my life. cheers

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