Many moons ago, I came across the word “satisficer”. I love words and collecting them. I throw them into my memory bank and I pepper those words in certain conversation salads just to play around. Mind you, this is not the same as using fancy GRE or $10 words to sound smart. It is extremely annoying when certain people do that. Insecurity comes in many forms and manifestations. But I will let that go. Too much weirdness in the world right now to start focusing on the concept of insecurity. Let’s just say it’s running rampant.
Back to satisficing. It’s a fancy word with a simple meaning. When you satisfice you are doing the bare minimum, per se, to meet the requirements for a situation. You are just trying to satisfy what is needed and nothing more. While I like and have “collected” that word, I also dislike it. I dislike what it represents. I have never been a satisficer. Don’t want to be one. I try everything in my power to excel.
However, there are times when satisficing is all that one can do. The other day, I felt so tired that I couldn’t do any more than what was the minimum needed. I couldn’t go the extra bit. I couldn’t go 212 degrees.
“At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train. ”
That day, I couldn’t power a train. And, that was ok. All that was needed was a mini bus. If that makes any sense