Ask someone what they want and often times you’ll get the answer I just want to be happy.
What does that mean? In our pursuit of happiness we often don’t ask ourselves what does that mean?
So we go to school and get good grades and we feel fulfilled. We then keep going and go to college competing to get into the best college that we can get into. And when we arrive we feel good.
We again study and study and hope to get good grades. We interview to get the job we have been dreaming about.
When I get that job I will be happy.
You get the job. When I get the raise I will be happy. On and on.
Happiness is the road. It is not the destination.