Happiness to me is being able to eat Gourmet foods…According to philosophy, happiness being so high on today’s agenda has to do with secularization. In early christianity, they formed the idea that suffering is part of life on Earth and perfect happiness cannot be achieved. The idea was, only good christians would be rewarded with eternal happiness.
Now that the notion of heaven has been dismissed by many, we want heaven here on earth. Happiness and the pursuit of it has become a goal in itself. What’s important is that we believe that we are entitled to it.
Happiness has become something to own, something that you can buy. Whoever fails to be continually happy is seen as a loser.