Am I Really Satisified With My Life

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Am I really satisified with my life? How many are really satisified with their life? I believe that many of us are contented I honestly don't know if we are completely satisified. When I was a little girl there were so many things I wanted to be, a mother, a fireman , a doctor, a singer, a nun. Believe it or not I honestly did want to be a nun and I wasn't even Catholic. I was 12 years old and I thought that become a nun would be the answer to my life, I had attended church and believed in God but I wanted to be dedicated. Well that is when I was 12 and I now realize that it takes someone quite special to become a nun, and I am not , nor would I ever be it. At 16 I wanted to be a singer, I joined the school choir and placed all of my energy on practice , being an Alto I wanted to be a Soprano , boy did I stink at that when I tried to hit the high note, so I accepted that I was an Alto and being a singer isn't what I was intended to be. I stuck with my piano lessons and became quite good at touching those ivory keys and being able to move the pedals when I was supposed to. I found my niche' and love for music , but the piano was and is my voice and I simply do not try to hit a high note when I do sing. At 18 I decided I wanted to become a nurse, I mean it was the next closest thing to becoming a doctor wasn't it? Many friends in school would pass out from blood, and our first autopsy someone hit the floor. Thank God for smelling salt, but why would they want to be a nurse I thought if they can't even see an autopsy being performed. We gave her a nice whiff of smelling salt and low and behold she raised from the dead. Needless to say she did end up dropping out the very next term. Was she satisified? Is that what she wanted to do?

We all make choices right or wrong, it could be financial, it could be that we are sick and tired of school altogether. Satisfaction to me is not measured in what we become or what we do, it is measured in the enjoyment of what we recieve when we are doing it. To answer the question am I satisified? The answer to that question is no, I am still determined to become a doctor even though being a nurse gives me enjoyment. I want to find cures for HIV , Diabetes, and rare types of Cancers. My satisfaction is when I can be all that I can be without excuses and doubts that it can not be done.

Just like Mick Jagger sang "I can't get no satisfaction!" Can anyone say that they are completely satisfied with what life as given them?

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goldentoad profile image

goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

Hell no am I satisfied, I need more, more, more and there's only two beers left in the frig


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

GT: You have to share with me and JJ so there isn't any left. lololol But we will split it three ways. :D


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Insightful hub.....I don't think a human being can be satisfied for any real length of time. Maybe God just designed us that way...to find moments of happiness in the search so we would appreciate the search.

I love what you wrote about the measurement of satisfaction! Thanks! :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Tom: Thanks as that is my satisfactionmeter lolololol :)


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

I think that whenever we reach a goal there is that carrot dangling ahead of us taunting us to achieve something more.


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Good luck with achieving your goals!


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

I can't imagine you being a nun or a fireman?! 0_o I can only be satisfied for a few minutes after eating a nice dessert. Then I go back to being miserable.


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William F. Torpey 7 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

I doubt if anyone could be entirely satisfied with their lives, AEvans. But, if we come anywhere near close, we're doing OK. I've enjoyed my career in journalism. Nevertheless many of my goals in life have not been achieved. Maybe I'll join goldentoad in a cold beer.


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shibashake 7 years ago

I think the key to being satisfied is to think hard on what you truly want and to keep that to a very small set. Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy the grass you have, even though it may not be all green and pretty :)


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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Nice hub AE.

At times I thing about this, as I started to have a mid-life crisis, but then I turn and look at my wife and children, and say.  Yes, I wouldn't change a think.  I am blessed with a sweetheart of a wife, and four wonder children.  Only, thing, is that they are growing up on me and leaving the roost.  Now that is humbling, but great at the same time.

Only thing I would have done different, would be to have more children, spend less money and do more in my church responsibilities.

As for a drive to become more, as you want to be a Doctor, I just want to become self dependant, and I am looking at the web to do this.  But it is a slow process now-days to start earning a lagitamate living off from the internet.  After many months, my winter clothing site is just starting to produce, and it is turning summer on me.

Keep on Hubbing!


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TKIMWRSVC 7 years ago from United States

I get closer to being satisfied every day


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

I do not think any of us are ever truly satisfied ! Part of that comes from the American way which Is the philosophy of bigger better more ! Part of It Is I am not so sure It Is feeling satisfied that drives us , but feeling complete . And I do not think for me that will ever be fulfilled . Which Is good because I believe satisfaction would breed laziness ,there would be no need for challenges . If I felt satisfied I would be bored !

      Good food for thought there AEvans ! Be well my friend !

PS GT can I have one of those beers ?


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

There's a fine line between contentment and satisfaction I would think...I'm too lazy to tell them apart! Seriously though, is anyone truly satisfied with the way their life is going? There are always 'what ifs' dangling tantalisingly before our noses.


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raiderfan 7 years ago from Arizona

life is ok when you dont think about it


jjrubio 7 years ago

How did I miss this? I loved the hub AE...And you know the story of mi vida...HELL NO I am not satisfied....many emptinesses inside...


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

PeggyW: Thanks so much for the support I also have more to achieve so I guess I had better take one day at a time. :)

May: After loking back I can't either.lololol funny when you are a kid , the things you think you want to be and then you are so thankful you didn't do it. :)

William: You should have a beer with Toad and I am certain that you are a wonderful journalist as your writing reflects your knowledge and expertise!!

Shibashake: That is a very deep thought and I also like that idea, maybe I will do that. :)

Eovery: Although your children are preparing to leave maybe you and your wife would consider fostering children, since there are plenty of innocent children who need love in Iowa, you would then have an extended family. :) I am however so happy that you are satisfied with your life. :)

TKIMWRSVC: That is a wonderful thing keep on going!!:)

tony0724: That is a great way to look at it, as some will be contented and some will be bored and some are right where they choose to be. :)

Feline: That is so true for many of us, as we always want more, more more. But for others they are blessed with complete satisfaction. :)

raiderfan: mmmm... So when you think about it does it stress you out? Don't let life stress you out , just reach for stars and your dreams. :)

jj: You are such a nut and you didn't miss it, it was just published. :)


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Zooloot.com 7 years ago from Europe

I think I've done more than I ever dreamed I would. And if I died today to truly believe that I would die the happiest man that ever lived. When I talk to people they honestly think I'm lying about how many things I've done.

I put it down to being impulsive and compulsive. I was a pastor for a year and the year after I was in Vegas with my arm around a blonde bomb shell when someone tapped me on the shoulder and said. "Pastor John".

I am going camping in the south of France this year and will sit outside the Hotel de Paris sipping Martini's in a suit looking like the millionaire I once was.

I write books, screen plays, have been successful as a commercial artist, business consultant, retail promotions specialist, actor, jeweler, phamasist and I can't even spell it, developed numerous online businesses, lived in so many places and built so many houses that my son once said we should live in a mobile home so I did. I have developed too many products to even list some are household names. I paint, blog, Hub, and even gained a reputation as a SEO specialist. I had the largest sports coin collectible company in North America one year and opened a film school the next. I am working on getting a six pack by the time I'm 54 as a bet with my son and I could go on and on and on. And given the right bodily parts and a few months I dare say I would have tried nunning :)

My favorite movie is groundhog day as I loved the idea that he got to renew himself every day once he discovered he was stuck here.

Life is for living and I have had my share and truly believe that; "The best is yet to come".


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Thanks for answering my request! I don't think we are ever really satisfied as we keep changing the goalposts. hey AE, you as a nun? Nah, sorry, can't picture that


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

I guess that's what keeps the world changing and growing: if we were all satisfied, there would be no progress or further learning.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Zooloot: You have live an exciting life without any regrets and have accomplished so much, you have been blessed. I love your answer as you have put it out there for all of us to see and your sincere and quite humble. I too do believe that the best is yet to come. :)

Cindy: I know a nun, can't picture it either but when I was 12 I thought I wanted to become one and I am glad honestly that didn't, they would have probably thrown me out of the convent for naughty thoughts...lolololo :)

Teresa: That is truly the God's honest truth!! :)


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ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

it is all relative. You may want the glamorous life, not want to be handicapped, not be a middle income earner, not be short or fat, etc. The other side may be worse for your particular personality. But if you can improve it then go for it.


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cobraski 7 years ago from Maryland

The more life has to offer, the more people want. There is satisfaction in life, but there is no guranteed that satisfaction will feed the hunger life keeps pushing at you.

This is one of the many reasons people with degrees in one area of studies are working in other areas. Money, job not as fulfilling as they though it would be etc...

Life...Guranteed not included.

Where is that Mick Jagger video? "I can't get no satisfaction!"

sweet!!! good hub.


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RKHenry 7 years ago from Your neighborhood museum

A Nun? Wow! Great hub AEvans! I like your new profile picture too.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ocbill: That is true so true and neverlet anything hold you back.:)

cobraski: Another great thought and I tried to put the video here, but it would not allow me too, I thought about that song myself. :)

RKHenry: Yes a nun can you believe it? But that is when I was absolutely pure at heart and did not get involved with the world. I see now it wasn't my calling after all.:)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

I'm happy, but not satisfied!


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey AE, you have 500 fans!!!!!!


jjrubio 7 years ago

Holy Crap she does....CONGRATS AE!!!!


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sheenarobins 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I cannot answer this question. I honestly donot know. My soul cries out for more and that's for sure. I remember when I was a little girl I wanted to be a singer or an actress. LOL. and just like you the dreams changed through times.

Thanks for sharing a wonderful thought. A question we all asked once or most of the time.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

k@ri: You understand, I am glad we both agree!!!:)

Cindy: I didn't realize that I have 500 fans, I woke up and not it say 505 boy am I honored!!:)

jj: Thank you too, for the congrats!!

sheena: You are so welcome and it is funny how we change what we want in life as we get older. :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Great story AE, there are some of us who live unrealistically,expecting our lives to be as rosy as some of these gaga romantic,everything is sweet,magical movies on telly. There are those who have what more of us could hope for, yet they fail to see the riches they have. There are those who set too high ideals for themselves and are always disappointed because they can't reach what they expect for themselves.

I hope you have a greatttttttttttttttt Easter, and I sent you a huge egg in the mail.x0x0x0x0x0xx0x0x0x0


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

BP: That is definitely true and I believe somewhere in between those gray lines, I fit perfectly. You as well have a blessed Easter!!!:)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

badcompany99: You are so funny and thank you for the compliment.:)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

badcompany99: I have a long way to go, but I will definitely get there, thanks for reading it. :)


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Curious Traveller 7 years ago from United Kingdom

I too had a great variety of changing ambitions in respect of my professional career before finding a niche in which I am delightfully happy and satisfied.

If only I could achieve a fraction of the same level of satisfaction in my personal life...

Good luck with becoming a doctor. You sound as though you are cut out for it.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Curious Traveller: We all wish for that achievement in our lives and we have to take one day at a time. :) Thanks for the support as it is my goal. :)


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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Thats such a wonderful hub. We all are confused as to what we really want form life. The confusion is sometimes helpful though as it helps us move forward. Great hub


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jayb23: Yes we are all always confused and do not have any idea sometimes and just like you said although as confusing as it is, we do move forward. :)


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june688 7 years ago

We should not be satisfied So the world can be progress and go ahead.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

june688: Interesting thought could you adlib more on the comment and provide a better understanding? :)


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Jimmy Evola 5 years ago from Australia

This a great article and well written, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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