A definition of conservatism

Just a thought, what is conservatism? I asked yesterday at Twitter and got several responses. But what struck me was more ideas about political parties, like Høyre and FrP than what it could be as an ideology.

Could you say, today, that conservatism could stand for “you’re happy with what you got and don’t wanna’ change” – and that the opposite is you are not really happy with anything. And that is the reason why people doesn’t figure out what too vote, because they have lost it’s ideological meaning?

Just curious…