Your satisfaction is what you have, divided by what you want. (Arthur C. Brooks, author)

On the same subject, Brooks also says, “Satisfaction comes not from chasing bigger and bigger things, but paying attention to smaller and smaller things.” It would be helpful, wouldn’t it, if we could want less? Our expectations would then be fewer. Rather than “bigger or more,” let’s think quality and satisfaction. With lower expectations, we will find contentment more easily.

Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. (Proverbs 30:8)