Changing your perspective and being dissatisfied

Sometimes, you need a change in perspective. A little change of scenery. Shake things up a bit. I try to do that. Sometimes in big ways, but often in little ways. For example, I recently changed the living room around just because I got tired of it the other way.  I didn’t redecorate or anything—just moved the couch here, the chair there and the TV over by the bookshelf. It’s like a new room all over again and I’m not so tired of sitting in it as I used to be.

My grandmother once told me that only dissatisfied people feel the need to change their furniture around regularly like that. And I said in response, “Oh yes, exactly!” She meant it in a not so nice way, but I took it another way. I AM dissatisfied with life. Not in an unhappy, depressed, miserable sort of way, but in an “I plan on wrestling everything I can out of life” way. I am dissatisfied in that I want to try more, do more, be more, share more, help more, discover more, search more, experience more, tell more, create more. I don’t think I will EVER be satisfied and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

4 thoughts on “Changing your perspective and being dissatisfied

  • April 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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    gads, i feel exactly the same way! we move furniture throughout our house weekly, just to keep something interesting going on. we’re kinda known for it (our good friends even love making fun of us for it, but they all love it)

  • April 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm
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    Thanks, dearhearts. I am so glad that you both get it!

  • April 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm
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    I totally get what you mean. I am always wanting and striving for more and better, without the negative connotation of the word “dis-satisfied”… wanting more doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate all that we have. I think it’s a good thing to realize there is always more, driving you forward and onward!

  • April 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm
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    Exactly, Jen. Dissatisfied people is not a bad thing when they try to achieve more to accomplish what they wish for. It’s completly different from those dissatisfied people who just sit around and complain about everyone and everything but do nothing to change what’s bothering them.
    I also consider myself a dissatisfied one cause I’m always trying to reach further, and when I’m satisfied with something I get so bored that I have to move to a completly different thing to do!

    Very nice point of view 😀

    Raquel

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