Writing and etymology in Korean
滿 (만) [man] – full; filled
足 (족) [jog] – satisfy, fulfill

Every person has ambitions and desires, and when they are fulfilled, a person experiences satisfaction. As long as humanity exists, people will constantly ask themselves when they will reach a state of satisfaction.

We often call things good or pleasant, but does this mean that the thing we value is truly good? Let’s imagine that what we like is repeated in our life day after day. Will we always feel like we are in Heaven or will our initial impression eventually change?

For example, if we eat our favorite food day after day and continue to eat it continuously for many, many days, won’t we get tired of it? Most likely, our attitude towards this food will change at some point.

When our stomach is full and our desires are satisfied, our hope or focus becomes dull. Then which moment is happier: when the desire is satisfied or when we are overwhelmed by it and all our feelings are focused on its fulfillment?

We can come to the conclusion that a person is happier when expecting something and striving for some goal. We are happy both when we are full and before we are just about to eat. Both feelings are pleasant, and which one is better depends on the person. When we are full, it begins to seem to us that being hungry is also good.

At the moment of satisfaction we are at the top, and then we always have to go down to the valley. When we are out of breath, we need to take a deep breath and fill our lungs with air. But if we try to inhale breath after breath of air without letting it out of our lungs, we will die. It can definitely be said that inhaling air is good, but equally important, exhaling is also good.

People must learn to experience satisfaction even when external circumstances are not in their favor. In such moments hope grows and complete focus is achieved.