I consider people that have no plans, no wishes, wants, goals, are wasting the life God gave them.
How very American of you.
Amen. I consider the people mentioned above happy and contented with the life that God gave them.
Here is what I noticed in my time in Central and Eastern Europe.
In Central Europe you had the freedom to be content and satisfied. It was quite nice. Really, that States were so jarring when I got. It's hard to realize, if you are like me and realize that America is insane, how insane America is till you get a break for a handful of years from it.
In Eastern Europe there was an improvement, you had the freedom to fail. It was simply OK to have overshot and failed miserably. It was NBD. In central Europe, failure wasn't taken so warmly. But hey, you almost were a concert level musician and a nasty skiing accident took it away? No big deal. You might not even know the person had been a phenom at something in the past. You didn't have reinvent yourself, take second or third chance. Just get along and die.
It was quite lovely.