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At this stage of your life, which is more important - happiness or contentment?

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    Golly...I really don't know!



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    I am content but not always happy so they don't go together for me. Contentment for me is acceptance of what my life is at this time but it sure could be better thus the happiness would follow.
    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched
    - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller



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    It's a toss-up...either Happiment or Contentness.

    Why even think about it?

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    I am not happy or content. Contentment sounds ordinary, dull, statusquo,
    like soup that is not quite delicious.

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    If I am content I am happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    Yep. Me too. Thank goodness for closed captions.

    I have a real hard time hearing in a car with the background noise and a person with a soft voice talking to me.

    I cannot convince my friend to turn towards me when speaking. There are tricks to make a person with hard to hear problems 'heard'. I try to tell people that if you want a person to hear what you are saying then just listen to the person who can't hear you. All they keep saying is 'get a hearing aid'. Fine. In the meantime, I will just ignore you.

    Re happiness and contentment. I can't put my finger on it but some days I'm ready to challenge the whole word and I am really happy and content. And on other days. Bleh!
    Camper even with a hearing aid it will still help for people to look at you when speaking. The visual cues are important.
    People believe you just need to stick a hearing aid in your ear and your problem will be solved. If it's caught early that may be the case but if it's gone many years the brain will have to relearn to hear.
    Unfortunately the longer the brain goes without hearing the harder it is to relearn the sounds you've been missing.
    In the meantime there are some strategies like having your friend get your attention before speaking and look at you whenever possible. Driving is hard because the driver needs to pay attention to the road. Turn the radio down if you're having a conversation.
    I know it's frustrating. Sorry.

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