happiness

Are we always looking for something better?

happiness, better, bigger

Good morning Loves.  I want to know how many of us are looking for something better in our lives.  Whether it’s your home, your job, your spouse or your lifestyle, I think we are always looking for something better.

Maybe it’s just human nature to always want more

Some of us have the perfect job yet we keep looking at the classifieds.  Some of us are in a happy relationship but we still may have a wandering eye.  Some of us love coming home every night but we still read the real estate section in the Saturday newspaper.  Why is that?  Some of us claim to be happy, but is that really true?

It’s just human nature to want to have more, have something better and have nicer things.  Although I’m not sure why.   Maybe you are one of those people who can’t let money sit in your bank account because you get the urge to spend it.   Maybe you work hard to save money because you always want to see your account balances grow.  Either way when is enough enough?

A personal quest with no final destination

I’m not sure anyone can truly be satisfied with everything in their life because if they were people wouldn’t sell their home, apply for a promotion and get divorced.  Isn’t that what life’s all about – searching for more?

So where does it end?  Is the quest for human happiness when it comes to materialistic goods never ending?  Sit down and ask yourself  when is your house big enough?  When is your car nice enough? and when is your wardrobe stylish enough?

Upgrading where you live

My boyfriend and I moved to our apartment six years ago and it was supposed to be a temporary situation.  We know that we want a bigger living space, but yet we don’t move.  Sometimes laziness takes over from ambition and people stop looking for their something better even though they want it.

This year we are definitely moving.  We are packing up our bags and moving to our happily ever after.  But we have to remember that happiness comes with a price.  A bigger apartment in a better neighbourhood means more expensive rent.  I guess that’s a price we are willing to pay.

Should we search for happiness or should we just compromise?

I have a job that I love, but I can’t help but wonder if there is something better out there.  Maybe there is a job with better benefits, in a better city or in a better city.  Yes maybe that’s true, actually I’m sure it’s true.  But do I really want to start over again?  No not really.   I have come to realize over the last year that our lives don’t have to be perfect, at one point they just have to be good enough.

I definitely don’t want to wake up every morning and be unhappy and thankfully I’m not.  I am not living my dream life, but it’s good enough to afford the lifestyle I want to have.  That’s OK with me.

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About the author

TK

TK is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She started blogging in 2009 after the market crash. TK enjoys helping people plan their retirement, pay off debt, invest wisely, live on a budget and enjoy happy financial lives. You can see what she's up to on Twitter @TahnyaKristina.

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