Lets just go ahead and face it, people no longer know what makes them happy.
If you listen to commercials, the only way to be happy is to be in massive debt – buy the new phone, buy the new TV, buy the new car,,,, buy, buy, buy until you are tapped out.
True happiness can not be based on physical items. Having something is not going to make you happy. People have to make a decision to be happy, nobody and nothing can can force you to be happy.
My exwife was very unhappy when we were married. When I tried to talk to her about her mental health, she would say “look at who I am married to.” In other words, she blamed me for her being unhappy.
After I left and we divorced she still was not happy. A decade after we divorced and she is still angry and bitter at the world.
Happiness is a decision we make within ourself.
Happiness can not be based on someone else.
Happiness can not be based on having a physical object.
The problem with generation Y is they have been told so much garbage they do not know what they need to do to be happy.
A couple of months ago my wife and I planted a willow tree in the front yard. I have been watering the tree so much a frog has made the mulch around the tree its home. Its the little things that should bring us happiness. Such as seeing a tree grow, a frog, a squirrel playing in the trees, chickens scratching at the ground, wind blowing through the trees,,,, those are the things that should bring us happiness.