happiness

     I am working on a document on happiness.  It is such a complex subject!  How do we become happy–truly happy?  What battles do we allow ourselves to lose, in order to win the war?
     One main point is not to confuse “happiness” with “greatness” if greatness means “great in some respect.”
     Happiness, in my opinion, is a matter of becoming excellent per se, not excellent in some regard.  One can be an excellent on-screen actress and not be happy.  One can be an excellent president and not be happy.
     Sometimes, happiness requires that one NOT become great in some respect.  But it is not a compromise–it is a choice for something higher!
     I’ve got a long way to go to understand this topic!