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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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  • Nov 8 2013: I think happiness is a result of many different feelings such as appreciation, curiosity, connection, learning new things, etc. Satisfaction is also one of those feelings that results in happiness but is not happiness itself. Satisfaction builds upon itself and hopefully when a person is doing their best and reaching their goals, they are becoming more and more satisfied. However, in my opinion, a person should be happy but never be satisfied. Accept that your life is going well right now, and accept the state of life in which you're at (regarding work, relationships, school, etc.). But don't be satisfied and just stop there. Keep improving, while staying happy.
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      Nov 9 2013: The cause of many different things that add up to the result of an effect, that is a powerful idea.

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