And a lot of my friends would think of basslines when I mention them. But while basslines do tend to enhance my contentment levels as a dance music fan, I'm more talking about the a sense of wellbeing and contentment overall.
My baseline is increasing.
It's a gradual thing. But yep, I'm pretty sure that I'm finding basic things more enjoyable than two, five, or even ten years ago. I read the other day that you are at your happiest when you are 50, and while Google doesn't turn up a conclusive answer, I'm definitely nodding my head in some form of agreement.
When I first moved to Sydney, I had a couple of mates come up and stay, and I debated with one of them.
"Surely your twenties are the best, it's when you can party as an adult and not feel guilty."
"Nup", my friend emphatically stated, "as a 30-odd year-old I can confidently state the last year has been the best of my life."
I guess these little musings augur well for me then. And reiterate what I'm saying. As my life's progressing, I'm just finding more to find delight in.
And that's not really a bad thing at all.