Happiness does not lie in objects of enjoyment because happiness is a state of mind. Happiness is an emotion made out of contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy.
Many people tried to define happiness throughout history. Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Positive psychology describes happiness as consisting of positive emotions and positive activities.
I believe happiness is a choice you have to make. Happiness is a state of being only you can create as you manufacture your own happiness every single moment. That's because happiness is not pleasure although they can appear similar. Happiness has an internal source while pleasure has an external source. Happiness is a belief born inside your mind.
Happiness is the natural state of the mind. Every human that has ever existed has had happiness as their ultimate goal in life. Happiness does not always appear to be an obvious goal because of the intermediate goals we believe are necessary to achieve happiness. But happiness is what is left when you get rid of all the uncomfortable emotions.
Happiness is not the satisfaction of whatever irrational wishes you might blindly attempt to enjoy. Happiness is a state of non-contradictory joy - a joy without penalty or guilt... Happiness is possible only to a rational man... Happiness is a long lasting enjoyment of life, it is being in love with living.
As Abraham Lincoln said a while ago, most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.