Happiness vs Satisfaction

Some notes from the this article from Quartz

  1. Happiness is a momentary experience that arises spontaneously and is fleeting. Meanwhile, satisfaction is a long-term feeling, built over time and based on achieving goals and building the kind of life you admire.
  2. Life satisfaction is connected to a large degree to social yardsticks–achieving goals, meeting expectations.
  3. Satisfaction is retrospective. Happiness occurs in real time.