“Are you never satisfied?” 🤬
Holy shit, there are only a few situations I can think of where those aren’t words that will get someone kicked to the curb.
If I had $10 for every time I got “you are never satisfied” swung at me in life, I likely would not have to work. The assumption always is that because I’m always looking for what is next and how to take things to the next level. Doesn’t matter what we are talking about, I’m always thinking and plotting how to improve my situation. Doesn’t matter if we are talking about sex, money, careers, houses or whatever. The problem people seem to have that the assumption is that because I’m never satisfied and wanting more, that I’m not happy and appreciative of what I already have.
The fact it is that it is perfectly possible to both happy and grateful for what you currently have, but at the same time, have an eye on where you want to go.
If I really want to push the matter, if you stop moving forward in life, you are actually going backwards. Entropy always wins. You will get older, people will leave and things will cost more no matter what you do. Time is not on your side. So if you aren’t making significant efforts to move forward, entropy will destroy what you have.
I don’t know if the complaints of “aren’t you ever satisfied” come from other people’s insecurities or what but I can tell you, dropping that line on me is a great way to get me to start ignoring you.
Now the semi-obvious key to that is to truly be appreciative of what you have and were you are at. I would love to be writing this from my penthouse apartment overlooking the water, but I’m not. I’m in an average-ish apartment in suburbia. That being said, I’m very grateful to find a reasonably priced apartment with a bedroom and an office, parking for two vehicles and easy access to I-5 and I-405. There will be upgrades, most likely when I scoot out of here and run away to Barbados.
If I have a girl, does that mean I wouldn’t like two? No, I definitely would. Doesn’t mean I don’t like the one I have or I’m not satisfied. But if more is possible, why wouldn’t you go for it? The old question is how tall does a tree grow? A tree doesn’t settle for growing to half size. Any plant will grow to the largest size that its genetics and environment will allow. It is a complete mystery to me why humans with near unlimited potential are so severely self limiting.
Maybe wiser minds than mine have the answer to that question, but for now I’ll be satisfied with taking care of my personal world and working to make my life as amazing as possible.
What about you? Are you going to settle or stop listening to other people and go for what you want?
A book that will change your life and let you go for what you want
Want to look at life completely different? Then read, absorb and put into practice The Subtle Art of not Giving a Fuck. I’ve gone through this one a couple times via Audible, and the concept is dangerously simple, but most people aren’t willing to let go and put it into practice. If you do though, letting go of worrying if other people are hating on you for never being satisfied is way easier.