The world's literature and folklore are full of stories that point out how futile it can be to seek happiness. Rather, happiness is a blessing that comes to you as you go along; a treasure that you incidentally find.
Too often the shortcut, the line of least resistance, is responsible for evanescent and unsatisfactory success.
Very often we are our own worst enemy as we foolishly build stumbling blocks on the path that leads to success and happiness.
When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure.