Do you know the difference between happiness and joy? Happiness is circumstantial and joy is internal. The pursuit of happiness is enshrined in your culture as a basic human instinct. Yet have you ever found it frustrating and unsatisfying?
You can be convinced that something will bring you happiness and spend a great deal of money and effort to obtain it and be disappointed. You can resent others for not doing their part to bring happiness into your life. The pursuit of happiness can interfere with true joy if it makes you grasping and ungracious. Yet the joy I give no man can take from you. Learn of me what it means to lose your life that you may have life.