Being 'contented' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
Life is so impermanent that it's not about somebody else or things around me, it's about knowing you are completely alone in this world and being content inside.
Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.