If you have to try to be happy, then you will never be happy. Maybe the problem these days is people are just trying too hard to find happiness.
When most people seek happiness, they are actually seeking pleasure: good food, more time for TV and movies, a new car, fancy parties with friends, losing 10 kilos , becoming more popular, and so on. Pleasure is a false heaven.
“Happiness is a direction, not a place.”
“A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.”
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
Completing a competition makes us more happier than eating a bun. Starting a small startup with friends and struggling to make money makes us happier than doing a job. This is the true happiness.