Gwenda Williams Posted 10 months ago What is the difference between happiness and satisfaction? Happiness and satisfaction are, like all emotions, based on beliefs. What we believe, we perceive. If I believe I am responsible for my thoughts, then external, worldly events will not affect my happiness or satisfaction. My mental thoughts determine if I am happy or satisfied, not anything outside of myself. If I am happy it’s because I choose to be, if I am satisfied it’s because I choose to be. The answer is not what we feel, but what we think, for what we think determines what we feel.