This fundamental distinction is central to 50ten40 philosophy and pedagogy.
We accept that happiness naturally comes and goes, while satisfaction is steady and continuous. When we stop chasing happiness we are better able to pay attention to the essential issues that support success and meaning in life. Satisfaction is the result. While we are all powerfully motivated to seek happiness, it is impossible to intentionally maintain it. Satisfaction, on the other hand, can and is maintained through an intentional process of acquiring specific skillsets and attitudes. This leads to deeper satisfaction which enables increased learner engagement and deeper learning experiences. All our 50ten40 neuroscience-based tools support this deeper inquiry.