Joshua Hammers Posted over 2 years ago How do you A) Define HAPPINESS and B) Sustain it? I agree with the previous comment. In modern western society we are bombarded with the illusion that everyone else is happier than we are because they have a nicer car, better clothes, or a bigger television. Or perhaps it is the romance novels, and happy ever after stories that we are taught that make us believe love is out there and it will just fall into your lap and you will never hurt once you find your soulmate. All of this has caused people to constantly desire more, when in reality you will never feel fulfilled and happy if you are always trying to have the best. Happiness isn't about finding the best things, its about finding the best IN things. Only when you begin looking for the happiness in your life that you already have will you truly feel happy.