As the song from 'Khatta Meetha' goes...
Thoda hain thode ki zaroorat hain
Zindagi phir bhi yahan khoobsoorat hain
Personally, I feel discontent with life is an illusion forced upon us by society; so society can feel better for its own shortcomings. I like to be happy and content with my life, taking each day, each moment one at a time as it comes. Of course its nowhere close to being perfect, there are many shortcomings. But life is too short to dwell on the shortcomings, I like to focus on the people in my life and the simple little things that make me happy.
Too many people I may appear to be a slacker and a lazy person of sorts who lacks ambition in life. From a certain perspective it is true. But its not all true. I'm a dreamer, I have many dreams in life I want to fulfill for myself and others. I do have goals in mind. But I do not want to be blind sighted by them. I've seen too many people go in downward spirals with goals and ambitions and then some more.
The only time I get truly down and depressed in life is when people constantly remind me of goals and ambitions and tell me that I have achieved too little - that it blind sights me of what I have achieved and what I have in life right now.
If I can live and learn from each day, to try and wake up the next day as a better person, thats a small happy goal and accomplishment in itself. I'm that simple minded peasant who can catch a snowflake on the tongue and feel absolutely ecstatic about it for an entire day.
Its a good thing not everyone in the world is like me and we have real achievers. Otherwise nothing would get done. People like me are just 'Petite Princes
' to remind people of now and then of the joys of being naive and innocent again.
And I shall leave you with this. "If you are satisfied and happy in being a failure, then thats exactly what you must do." Think about it a little and what it could perhaps mean if it make sense at all.