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Happy vs. Contentment

Do you believe there is a difference between being happy and being content?

Or are they the same?


Asked by booksandhooks at 5:00 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (9)
  • Heeeey this was a spin off of my question ! :) Love it! I agree then you have to be content to find happiness, I think of contentment as in "for the moment" where as happiness comes from the soul and is a little more permanent.


    Answer by Namaste17 at 5:13 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Totally different!

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 5:02 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • They are different, but I think that they do work together. I believe you need to have contentment to to find happiness.

    Answer by scout_mom at 5:09 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Different but they go hand in hand.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:03 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • different

    Answer by san78 at 5:08 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I see content as being a state of being and happy as a mood or emotion. You can be overall content with things and then have a bad day, or you can be dissatisfied with things but suddenly experience something that makes you happy for a brief moment. Does that make sense?

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 5:11 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Yes Namaste17, your question inspired mine. I usually can't think of any questions so I was excited to come up with this one! Thanks!

    Comment by booksandhooks (original poster) at 5:19 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • To me and only me, it feels different but in reality to me it is the same.

    Answer by rosetoes at 6:07 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • They're definitely synonyms, but they are slightly different in my opinion. I think of contentment as a step on the way to happiness.

    Answer by pam19 at 8:42 PM on Jan. 18, 2011