"I AM CONTENT WITH MY LIFE!"
A sentence that you often hear in interviews, especially ones were the interviewee is a senior, well experienced person, who has reached on a top position by great hard work and toil. But I don't think I have ever heard this one, if interviewee is a beginner, some one who just tasted success and someone who is expected to reach on top after some hard work and toil.
Is this a coincidence, or is being content in your life is a feeling when you reach on zenith and are sure that what you are is the maximum possible to achieve? Is 'Being Content in life', a statement of accepting failure in front of old age? If a young person admits he is content with life, is he a loser or a quitter or is he trying to shirk off his responsibilities?
I believe being content is a feeling where you are at peace with people, nature, universe and yourself. It is not the feeling that you don't want anything more from life, but it is when you love what you are getting from life, and invest it to the most and gets benefited out of it- money, experience, affection or wisdom. Peer pressure, failures, back stabbing from friends does not affect you. You are eager to achieve success, but it is not for monetary gains or for show off. When you are a content man you aspire success because you know it is yours for the taking, and it cannot escape you, provided you walk towards it.
This feeling gives you confidence, relieving you of your fear for failure and humiliation. You know you are right and if proved wrong you are ready to gracefully admit and correct your actions, thereby leading to higher success. You completely takes responsibility to your actions and is reluctant to blame others for things happening to you. You gets proactive as you are not defensive. You are away from rat race and you can enjoy your time doing quality work. You can enjoy the beauty of nature, you have time for a walk in the early morning, or for appreciating a work of art. You cannot be compelled to do something that you do not like. You live your life with a set of principles that you stand for. You get respect and love from the people who enters your life because you are content with your life and they don't fear you harming them in any way.
That is being content... !