Life is defined by struggle.
Overcoming obstacles and conquering challenges makes us feel fulfilled and “happy,” not because we have conquered, but because we are conquering.
Happiness isn’t a destination or a state of being, it’s a journey, it’s kinetic. Nor is it something we choose, it’s something we strive after and work toward. Our Founding Fathers understood this; they didn’t say that we had an inalienable right to Life, Liberty and Happiness; rather, they said we have an inalienable right to Life, Liberty and the “pursuit” of Happiness. It’s all about the pursuit.
If you’re unhappy, maybe your life is just too easy, too good. Take on a new challenge; don’t fear failure or risk. Be willing to throw everything away and start anew. That’s the stuff dreams are made of.
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep” – Prospero, The Tempest