[QUOTE=Casper;2433657]What is happiness? Do you pursue it or is it a by product of life?"
Pretty sure whoever said the following is right: "A life devoted to the direct pursuit of happiness is the surest recipe for an unhappy life."
Those of you who like to read to learn about such topics, I found these books to be among the most accessible and useful:
"Stumbling On Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert
"Finding Flow" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"The Happiness Hypothesis" by Jonathon Haidt