Well, it’s not. But I think the world would be a better place if we thought it was.

It seems like happiness is a passive experience in modern life. We seem to be living in a culture that thinks that if we could just shove enough stuff in our face, mouth, ears, homes, and pockets, happiness is automatic. It’s not.

Happiness is a decision, and therefore it is action. I have known people who got what they wanted after a long struggle, and then still found a reason to be unhappy. I have given people what they asked for and still, they found a reason to be unhappy. I have…