All human beings are alike in seeking happiness. Where they differ is in the objects from which they seek it. (Os Guinness, English author and social critic)
In the U.S. we are guaranteed the right to pursue happiness. And everybody seems to want to be happy, so we try many different ways to achieve some degree of contentment or pleasure. But, as Guinness implies, where we look for it pretty well determines how well we might succeed. Hint: it will most likely not be found in things but in relationships.
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness (Ecclesiastes 2:26).