“ That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria! ”
Source: Weirdos From Another Planet: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Six: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.
The nature of all material things is impermanent, and that it is thus foolishness to expect permanent happiness by clinging to material forms and objects.
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.