"happiness is mood not a destination"
i can't speak for others, but i suppose i do look at happiness as a destination. somewhere i need to get to. something i need to reach for, look for, strive for. if i get this...if i do this...if i don't do this...if things go as planned...than happiness will follow. and i don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. i guess the problem comes when happiness fades and disappears. when reaching 'happy', it is as though you finally made it. that all your worries and fears can subside. but it's a mood. and like all moods it comes and goes. if there are enough 'happy' things in our lives than the shift from unhappiness to happiness will not take long. if by default you are a happy person, everything you are surrounded by makes you happy and you have a fullfilled life, than the mood switch won't last and you will find yourself in happiness.
my problem is my general mood state is not 'happy'. for me happiness is fleating. even surrounded by things that would make a normal person generally 'happy', i am stuck in the world of unhappiness. so i look forward to those moments...that pitstop along the road of life that provides me with a genuine feeling of happiness. like most pitstops they are short and distance between is greater than you'd like.
"happiness is a mood not a destination." hmm...