Stop Trying to Be Content When You Can Be Happy

Contentment and happiness

Another pattern I have noticed recently is that many people are settling for wanting to be “content” instead of striving to be happy, claiming that contentment is a more realistic goal.

This behavior makes complete sense, as most people are unable to achieve long-lasting happiness and maintain a consistently high state of well-being (also known as Optimal Happiness). They view happiness as an “impossible goal” and instead opt for a more moderate and realistic goal of being content. 

After all, throughout their lives, they have repeatedly tried to find happiness in everything they do, but for various reasons, they have failed to attain it. They justify their unhappiness by making statements such as:

– Happiness is impossible, so we shouldn’t even try to be happy.

Happiness is a biological process beyond our control.

– Life is too difficult, filled with negative events.

Happiness is elusive and hard to achieve.

– And countless other justifications.

Contentment, in this context, becomes just another justification for their inability to find happiness. It is a modest goal that many people still struggle to achieve. It is a goal, not a natural state of well-being that they are able to maintain.

Furthermore, why aim for the sky and fail to reach it when we can aim for the stars and actually reach them, not in the future or next lifetime, but now, today, and keep them forever. This is what Optimal Happiness is all about.

I understand that this may sound completely unrealistic to many people who are hearing about Optimal Happiness for the first time. It is much easier to walk away, forget about this blog post, and choose to live a life of illusion, delusion, and unhappiness, like taking the blue pill in The Matrix.

However, happiness is possible, and it is the number one goal in life. Everything we do is ultimately aimed at increasing positive emotions and decreasing negative ones, striving to improve the quality of our lives and, in other words, to be happy.

For instance, we eat, breathe, work, and socialize because these activities provide us with certain benefits. Without them, we would feel unhappy. Thus, we naturally strive for positivity and happiness. This logic can be extended to everything else, further reinforcing that happiness is the ultimate goal in life, and everything we do is in pursuit of happiness.

Some people may argue about the definition of happiness, which is a valid concern. However, if we do not know what happiness really is and why we should seek it, we will not know how to aim for this universal goal. This lack of understanding is one of the reasons why there is so much unhappiness in the world today.

I get it. I have been there myself. I used to be unhappy without any knowledge or vision of a way out. I justified my unhappiness with various excuses. However, today, I am one of the happiest people alive, part of the 0.0001% happiness elite, and I help others join me in this state of bliss.

Overall, in this post, I am not providing realistic solutions, but rather highlighting a major problem. Most people believe that contentment is the way to live life. However, we only live once, so it is wise to live our lives in the best possible way. This is where Optimal Happiness comes in.

We teach people how to be happy today and forever, striving for maximal happiness regardless of who they are, where they come from, or what their life circumstances may be. So, the only question left to ask is: Are you ready to take the red pill and open your eyes to a life of boundless possibilities, where you get to live your best life as you were meant to?

Picture of Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

“The problem is that of optimization,” states Roman Russo, author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way To Reach Your Happiest Potential. There is plenty of advice on how to be happier or less sad, but no one is speaking about how to become the happiest we can be. And this is the difference that makes all the difference. By not looking at our maximum potential for happiness, we fall short of achieving it. After all, we all have hundreds of ideas on how to be happier or less sad, but most people still feel like they are not living their best lives. As such, Optimal Happiness explores the question of how to be the happiest we can be, regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. It proposes a complete and unconditional formula for happiness and explains how you too can become happy today and forever, inviting you to join the 1% happiness elite and become one of the happiest people alive.

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