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Why are people often dissatisfied with their life Maybe its because people settle for a particular life and want more or they dont settle and wish that they had According to Sam Slovoda in The Man Who Studied Yoga by Norman Mailer many people are dissatisfied with the present and either dream of the past or anticipate the futureMailer 129 Sam discovers that this realization is hard to come by in the real world Sams inconceivable outlook over his point of view leads to his dissatisfaction with his family with his friends and ultimately with his own self Often the people that are closer to each other are the first to know of an individuals personal dissatisfaction with life and can often become the object or the target of the loathing that it can bring into the relationship The picture that is given of Sams relationship with his family is not one of a man with a somewhat firm grip on the environment in which he lives Sam has a steady job a wife and two daughters and pretty much the picture of what a modern family is composed of In the beginning of the story Sam is described as wanting to free himself of envy he would like to love more specifically he would like to love his wife more and to love his two daughters without the tormenting if nonetheless irremediable vexation that they closet his life in the dusty web of domestic responsibilities and drudging for money Mailer 126 This paragraph captures the feeling that Sam has dealing with the duality of his present life and the life that perhaps he had always pictured himself having Sam refers to his wife as She embodying her as a plaguing or an opposing element in his life 128 In Sams case The grass is always greener on the other side when it comes to the path that his life has taken If he
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