Em, apologies.... That was supposed to be "slapiness"<br />
That is a very good question. So many say they want happiness or to be happy. They just don't understand that, like any emotion, it is only temporary. Not a full time state of being. Even if it was they'd want more. <br />
To me happiness is an illusion but I can still be happy by laughing, watching a funny movie, falling in love (longest form of happiness). Anything that makes you feel elated for a time, well even drugs I suppose but they are temporary and have bad side effects so forget them.<br />
My belief is that if one pursues happiness they will always be disappointed as they don't know what it is. A brief emotion. Your footy team wins the flag. Hooray, Elation. Next day, what next?
Uh is this a new word?
Happiness is when you don't seek it.