Where Does Your Satisfaction Come From? What Does this Word Mean to You?


I honestly had no intentions of making this post by any means up until a few hours ago. I currently keep a notebook where I list my various topic ideas for the future and I suppose this will somewhat include some of those concepts as well as others I’ve mentioned in the past. A great deal was honestly inspired reading posts from a fellow blogger which made me realize that I had been thinking about this more so than I had even fully acknowledged recently.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am truly so in love with the world of blogging in terms of being able to share ideas and thoughts with others. Blogging is more a personal autobiographical diary for me above all else really. If anyone appreciates or takes anything from it, that is all really just a plus to me.

Stay on topic, Cailin!

This all really goes hand in hand with what has even had all this on my mind recently though. Anyone who may have read my introductory post would have seen that I came across WordPress completely by accident while filling out a job application. I created one myself primarily at first just to get a feel for the site if I did manage to get the position I applied for. (I did not if you’re curious.)

Blogging and writing has always been appealing to me and something I was interested in trying but never pursued for whatever reason.

(I feel like I’m making this more about blogging which was not my intention…)

My overall point in all this rambling I suppose is that I’m a big believer in that everything happens for a reason for the most part. I’ve also found that this is a great outlet for me to occasionally organize the endless flow of thoughts that constantly occur within my head.

Jumping back to me pursuing other means of employment recently is what primarily put the current topic of discussion back into my mind. One I have always often come back to over the years for a number of reasons.

What I do for a job/career has honestly never been that important to me. I honestly have a ton of respect for anyone who truly knows what they want for themselves in this regard in many ways! When I was younger I always just wanted to help people until I realized that this could never be achieved for me in the way I wanted it to be. (I’ve mentioned this more in depth in previous posts so I won’t continue to ramble any further on unrelated things.)

My primary reason for bringing this up is with my current change in circumstances over the past few months I feel like once again I find myself bombarded by others who feel I don’t apply myself and/or waste my potential. I was completely content and happy with my old profession as well as past and future endeavors. As stated above this has never been important to me.

In all honestly, what anyone does for a living isn’t really of any interest to me for the most part. I care far more about who you are as a person and in life than your status or how much money you may make. You could make a million dollars a year and I could care less if you aren’t a good person. Granted some are able to combine helping others and/or including their passions within their professions but for most, sadly, this is not a realistic luxury. I feel this applies more nowadays than ever before.

I have never been a materialistic person in any sense whether it be what I wear, drive, own, or where I live. None of this has ever meant anything to me, nor does it matter to me in terms of anyone else’s life. If I ever do find myself overly wealthy for some reason I would probably still drive a “beater” vehicle and live in a smaller home with rather “bohemian” decor, ha ha!

I’ve never understood anyone who desires status and/or wealth feeling that this will somehow make them happy or have this need to prove anything to anyone else.

As long as I am surrounded by good people that I love, being a good person, helping others whenever I can expecting nothing in return, all while truly believing I am doing my best than what more could I ask for?

I really meant the entire theme of this post involving “satisfaction” in the generalist terms I possibly could!

I mean it also in the ways I just stated above including never expecting anything from anyone when I’m nice to them or help them. I feel like many do this for the sense of satisfaction or achievement which I will never understand as well.

I feel others even with some things can almost force a sense of satisfaction out of wanting to prove something and/or other exceptions of society in a completely different way. For example, the way that some may be obsessed with taking photos of themselves, others, places, or experiences just to prove they have/did them? (If that makes any sense at all…) I feel this reigns true more now than ever with “social media” being so important to many.

As also just mentioned above, I truly feel I have always lived and tried my absolute hardest in all aspects of life regardless of what anyone else may think about me. If I was to die tomorrow for whatever reason I would do so knowing that I was content and happy with myself all around until this point. I’ve had a great life so far honestly with many different types of experiences and people with hopefully much more still to come that I can’t even imagine.

I feel that many seem to limit their own personal satisfaction by things that other people or society put in place for them. They think they need an established career, to get married, purchase a house, have children, etc. and while all these things are well and good allowing many to feel a sense of satisfaction. You should by no means feel this is the only path to take or the only things that matter.

(I’d like to point out I have previously accomplished all of the aforementioned in the past for the record! None of this when all was said and done made me particularly happy for a number of reasons, with the only exception being my children.)

I guess I should wrap up this rambling once again with my initial question in the title of this post!

Where does your satisfaction come from?

What does this word even really mean?

I honestly couldn’t be more intrigued to potentially hear others thoughts on this subject!

As stated above, however, this is more just me needing to work out the thoughts in my own mind. About how others have recently made me reflect and think about my own actions and achievements. I know I can honestly say without a doubt that I am happy and down right proud of myself and how I’ve lived my life so far.

I don’t care what anyone else thinks about it and I never will!

Neither should you!

Whatever makes you happy and leaves you feeling satisfied with your life than keep doing it!

What else is life about?

Thank you so much for Reading!

(Jeez…I had a feeling that was going to be a long one no matter how hard I tried but come on girl…I really am the ramble on queen whether in real life or in writing even when I try my best, ha ha!)


“Lake Como, Belmar”by Khaz is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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16 thoughts on “Where Does Your Satisfaction Come From? What Does this Word Mean to You?

    1. I don’t know, I read once that you should attempt to keep blog posts on the shorter side but like I just write and hope for the best! Not like I’ve ever been one to stick to others standards by any means! 😆

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      1. Yes, good content but after sometime, I started skimming. 😀 But don’t worry. Write as you like now and read it after a month or when you are not thinking about it. If you feel to have written it differently, do it next time. That’s how writers update their styles.

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      2. As I stated at the end if you managed to make it that far. 😆

        This was completely a post that was me working out my own current thoughts and the fact that others seem to be enjoying it is just a plus!

        I usually have at least somewhat of an idea about what and how I plan to write my topics but this one was completely random and totally unplanned! I really do feel myself slowing gaining my own style with every post I continue to make.

        Thank you so much for your thoughts! 😆

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      3. Yes. Good content, so I did not skip, but it was speed reading till the end. And I am aware of such penning down a casual fluidity which is really good for mental relaxation, so required once in a while, even in few chapters of preplanned long novel. So, do your best and keep going to gain your style. There’s nothing like bad style, but different kinds of readers.

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  1. I came across this post randomly, but it really spoke to me. While I have a nice job, fairly big house, and a big family, I often think that I’d be more content living in a small shack on an island somewhere getting by with just teaching people how to surf (one of my lifelong passions). However, life’s responsibilities get in the way. But I came here to say that as long as you can afford your rent, utilities, your car payment, food, and whatever else you need to in order to get by, then who cares what your job or status is?

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    1. It means so much to me that you were able to relate to any of this at all! Especially considering it was a lot more random and rambling than I usually always find myself typically doing regardless. 😆

      It seems like you have a pretty good handle on my mentality, as well as your own!

      Thank you so much for taking time from your day to read my work! 😊

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  2. Great thoughts Cailin.
    You are on the right path and am proud of you. World goes on and shall go on and let it go on. If you are happy to pass on today happily you have lived your life.
    I am happy when good things happen to me.
    I am equally happy when good things happen to others.
    I am the happiest when good things happen to others through me.
    I have written a lot about this : For me God is Love and Service is the active expression of love. My Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, has said Life is Chiefly Service. That is my truth too.
    All the best my young friend. Keep going …

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    1. You seem amazing and exactly the type of person I’m describing when it comes to others abilities to completely be genuinely happy when good things happen for others as well as themselves!

      Thank you so much for the kind words and for sharing! Thoughts like this give me hope for humanity! It’s seriously once again why I’ve fell so in love with the blogging world to be able to share such things with people like yourself! 😊

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  3. Writing.
    That’s where my satisfaction comes from. Good or bad day, it’s only when I write that the day actually means something to me. It’s where I’m my rawest, most original self. It’s what makes me happiest. 😀

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    1. Recently, I couldn’t agree more!

      I’ve never in my life considered myself a writer or a decent one at that, haha!

      I mean I used to write songs for my band when I was younger but that was pretty much the extent. The fact that even one person on occasion seems to enjoy my “inconsistent ramblings” means the world to me!

      Let alone how much it just helps me feel better about life in general as you described.

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      1. It still blows my mind that people are able to look past my lack of sentence structure and/or occasional poor grammar. 😆

        I write exactly as if I would talk to anyone in person is what I think makes it “effortless” for me in a sense and suits my style!

        Half the time as I’m typing/editing I’m literally talking out loud the entire time.

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