Psychologist Martin Seligman thinks he knows what makes people happy. The Dalai Lama knows where happiness comes from. And the King of Bhutan thinks happiness is so important that Bhutan measures its wellbeing by Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than Gross National Product (GNP).
What is happiness? Research shows that happy people are healthier and live longer. But what makes for happiness? It isn't intelligence. Nor is it good health. Having money doesn't make one happy. It may be that by our nature we are better designed for the pursuit of happiness than for the attainment of it.