Placing happiness outside self can lead to dependence, resentment, and generally feeling reactionary. Have a purpose is a great way to cut through the clutter of everyday life.
This week we are featuring a satirical video about how the pursuit of happiness can lead to suffering. Maybe the secret doesn't lie in modern materialism or enlightened hedonism?
You are likely a top 1% lottery winner by world income standards. When you are having a bad day, just remember that you won the lottery.
Because happiness is a choice, I believe we all have a duty to be happy as much as possible. If you can't do it for yourself, you can always help someone else with a kind word, smile, or positive attitude.