what is the difference between " satisfaction" and " happiness" ?

-> what is essential out of the 2 ? both or 1 of them ?

-> how is " peace" linked to them ?

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20 Answers

  • Varun
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Let me answer your first question , difference between and satisfaction and happiness



    The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands. "The mind having a power to suspend the execution and satisfaction of any of its desires.



    Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You don't find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings YOU the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run.

    Second question : Both are essential to lead a peaceful life

    Third question : How is peace linked to them ?

    Ans :Theoritically the more you are satisfied , the more you feel happy , the more you are happy the more you are releaved from all the troubles, the more you are releaved the more you will be peaceful.

    So it's all inter linked

    Thanks for reading

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    great question madhavi:) yOU know though these words sound synonimous but still there lies a "deep" difference !!

    Happiness can be found of things which may not even be beneficial to our spiritual or psychological aspect like we may go out & have our favourite dish & clothes etc., we would feel happy.

    But satisfaction comes from a kind of achievent, if we get good grades in studies we would get a positive feeling that says "hard word paid off" now thats more beneficial isn't it ;p[

    Now peace.... I think it depends on what attitude we adopt towads the "activities" we do for "happiness" or either "satisfaction", peace actually exist in our self, it just has to be found by us. A person of ignorance might feel peace while a hard worker could be strresed. It can be even oposite to that . So peace needs to found by us.

  • 1 decade ago

    The difference is a mental state. The same act or behavior can produce or encourage either state at varying times. For example: (Drinking a glass of water while working in the yard and then going back to work or drinking a glass of you water after being on a long trip where the water never tasted good to you. The same glass of water in the same yard. Only a mental state about that water was changed.)It is a fleeting mental state that allow us to perceive the difference. Peace is knowing or observing the states as not us and being at peace with either state.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would say that satisfaction comes from being content with the things in your life. Happiness, though, means loving your life.

    It's like eating an apple; If the apple fills your stomach then you're satisfied. But if you actually enjoy eating the apple, then you're happy.

    I think peace must be easier to find with satisfaction. You don't need to struggle so much to be satisfied as you do to be happy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Satisfaction is acceptence of what is.

    Happiness is enjoyment of what is.

    Neither are essential both both desireable with happiness taking the lead.

    When you are happy peace comes naturally. When you are satisfied peace has an opportunity.

  • Joanne
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I would not trust the words of Anton Lavey about anything. If I recall correctly he was a follower of the Father of Lies. However in this case Anton does agree with the Apostle Paul saying that all such deceptions are from Satan. I'm not sure there is such a thing as "White Magic" or "Black". In any event the Bible says stay away from it all. Pastor Art

  • 1 decade ago

    SATISFACTION - means in any work u r satisifed....u get different satisfaction,when u do according to urself....u get some ''PEACE'' to urselff....u relif....

    HAPPINESS - means the smile which comes on the face automaticall or sometimes u r very happy that something is going very nice...that happiness comes from inside .....that also gives us satisifaction & peace....

    both r essential in our life..

  • 1 decade ago

    Satisfaction is something that you casn get to produce hapiness.

    Peace is linked to hapiness because people think that if you're happy, there will be no war.

  • 1 decade ago

    Satisfaction is exclusively an inner feelings and permanent.

    Happiness is caused by outward material and temporary

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Happiness is true love. Satisfaction is great sex.

    Peace is going to bed knowing you have true love and great sex.

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