There's no one more fitting for this theme than Finny. His personality is the most positive out of all the characters. He's satisfied and never compared himself to others around him. As Finny is already content with his world, he sees the good in others. To be able to see the goods in others, one needs to be happy themselves.
Bhutan is a poor country yet ranked as one of the happiest country in the world. The mindset of the people are not focused on physical possessions like TV, radio, and internet. They are more focused on spiritual happiness than material happiness. The people of Bhutan may not be wealthy but they're still content with their life.
This is one of those love songs that just makes you envy the love story of the couple. Thomas Rhett wrote this song about his wife, which later on became a country hit song. His point for this song was to tell the world that nothing can compare to his high school sweetheart. In this song he shows the needless of material good on his happiness with his wife. Even without all of the fancy material goods, he still view their love life as the best.
Katniss Everdeen in the series of The Hunger Games, shows a good role model of a bigger sister. She would do anything for her sister and mother. As long as she her family is safe, she's satisfied.
The beggar in this poem is perfect for this theme. While the King in this poem is looking for a happy man to sleep in their shirt in order to be well, he had a really hard time finding someone who's happy. The King search all of the middle class, but still no sign of a happy man. When he finally found a happy man, the only problem was, that man is a beggar and doesn't own a shirt. The beggar didn't have much but he was still content with his life. He showed the reader that even when he's at the very bottom of society, he still had something more than others, happiness.
The pressure of society makes people discontent with the way their lives are and encourages them to go after things that don't truly make them happy. This song mention many of the expectation in the lyrics. The marriage expectation like being married by a certain age. It really puts it in perspective that if you keep on living to all these expectation society have then you'll never live for yourself but for others. The key to being happy is to first live with content.
The teacher in Freedom Writers finds her life purpose teaching underprivileged kids and sacrifices her marriage, because her role as a teacher would bring her greater happiness.
Despite all of the controversy with the unintentional act of polices on civilians, this police officer stop a driver for violating the law of driving on a hot summer day without an ice cream. The driver accepted the treat and viewed the officer in a good light.
There are many ways to interpret this painting. This melting clock in the painting could be interpret as a metaphor for time slipping away. When there's not much time left, people can grow dissatisfied when they realize they didn't get to do everything they wanted. Then they get too focused on those regrets. When instead, they should focus on the "now" and do what they can in the meantime.
Mercer couldn't accept Mae is changing due to working at the circle. He grew to became discontent. He doesn't accept the new technological society. The way he looks at The Circle is negative and could never find anything good about it. I would say his mindset is very traditional. He's not open and accepting to newer things. This kind of mindset kind of place him into a box which cause him to not be happy.