Being happy is hard work.
The great deception is that being happy is easy.
The real truth is that nothing worth having, or doing, comes easy.
There are exceptions, but they vary and would take too much
time to explain or dissect.
And I am no expert anyway.
Expecting happiness to be easy is like
expecting a fire to burn forever without feeding it fuel.
You want to be happy?
Roll up your sleeves and dive right in.
There is a lot to do, and
it's up to you to do it.