Watch the following video and fill in the blanks in this summary. Make sure to listen carefully and take your best guess for each answer. Don’t leave any blank spaces. Answers below.
Fill the gaps in the summary below with one word only.
I don’t think we have a great ___1___ idea of happiness. Many people imagine that happiness comes from something ___2___; if you get a new car, a better job, a bigger house, you’ll be happy. Whenever I hear the phrase ‘the ___3___ of happiness’, the image that comes to my mind is of racing dogs chasing a mechanical rabbit that’s always just out of ___4___. I think a much better goal of life is to be content. Contentment is an inner feeling of satisfaction that’s not dependent on external factors. I argue that the goal is to enhance contentment, comfort, serenity and ___5___ so that you can roll with the ups and ___6___ of life and not get thrown off too much. I think it is not realistic to try to be happy all the time; we’re ___7___ to be sad or blue some of the time; I think that’s part of the ___8___ experience.