I was giving this a thought lately because in my novel that I'm working on one of my characters embodies 'happiness' in the sense and that lead me to thinking how do we define happiness. One of the things I noticed is that we can get our sense of happiness from others, we can identify who is happy and who is not, most of the time. This isn't going into areas like depression etc; which some people are able to mask well. Anyways, the point I eventually came to is that if we all were happy, we'd then lose track of what happiness is. We'd be told that we're happy, yet we'd delude ourselves that we aren't because everyone's exactly the same. We'd try and attain happiness, but once we were all happy, we'd re-invent the term. Because if everyone was happy, what happiness is would be lost, because our sense of happiness is derived from that which is around us. Happiness to me, is something we will always seek to attain, and once we gain it, we feel like we want more. And as a result we make ourselves unhappy again and again, just for the sake of it. It's just an ever revolving circle that never truly ceases or stops. Does anyone agree with me/even get where I'm going with this and if not why do you disagree?