Why happiness is a fruitless pursuit

We should be striving for contentment, not dopamine hits.

During my teens, 20s and some of my early 30s, happiness — specifically that butterflies in the stomach, feeling like your heart is going to burst with laughter and joy kind of happiness — was the only thing I really craved.

Until my early thirties, the pursuit of this came from chasing boys (in my younger years)…