But what if we are already pretty happy? Does it serve a purpose to work to find ultra-happiness?
Many believe that success leads to happiness. This sends us on a mission to achieve more, be more, and do more in the name of happiness and living life to the fullest.
If I can only have this job, make this much money, and live in this house, then I’ll finally be satisfied with my life.
Research has shown that satisfaction with life is a major indicator of success, or in other words, happier people tend to be more successful in certain life domains. Though on closer observation, very high levels of satisfaction can actually limit the achievement of our full potential in certain domains.
If I’m satisfied with the life I have, what’s the point of striving for more?