Wednesday, February 07, 2007

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have."

Doris Mortman ( 19?? - )


Blogger puggimer said...

"Know thyself"

Do I detect another theme here? Check the quote from 1/18. However, while I do think we need to make peace with who we are - is it only to achieve the goal of being content with what we have? Why should anyone settle? Isn't this a celebration of mediocrity? Shouldn't we always strive for more?

9:31 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I don't think that this quote in any way encourages settling for less or not striving for more. I think it is basically saying that it really won't matter, in the end, how MUCH you have because you won't be hjappy with stuff unless you are first happy with yourself as a person.

Look at the suicide rate among the extremely wealthy; money did not seem to buy them happiness or guarantee that they would like themselves.

Happiness and misery come from within us and not from the trappings of what is on the outside.

The wealthiest person in the world can be extrememly happy NOT because of his/her wealth but because he/she actually likes who he/she is.

10:20 AM  
Blogger puggimer said...

I agree on that point - no stuff will make you happy if you aren't happy with yourself.

The saying is that money can't buy happiness - personall I'd love a chance to disprove that theory. Being broke definitely doesn't bring about happiness either!

1:09 PM  

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