I am always astonished by all the people who say they are unhappy in their lives and they sometimes act as if happiness is a big unknown force that is difficult to decipher. I can rightfully say that happiness is one of the most studied human endeavor in the history of the world. When you try to reason from the world of the philosophers and the likes they have always been making it known for centuries, it is mind-blowing to me. So the basis of happiness can sometimes be common sence to common practice, which is the main logic to why people struggle.
Happiness usually comes from an orientation towards the world, in which we look at the past, the present and the future in specific ways. Sometimes we tend to look at what we have achieved in the past with a little gratitude and remembering some form of struggle, challenges, suffering, turmoil,we find our self drifting to the past and we feel a sence of acceptance about the past. It's been okay with whatever the past is, by finding peace and gratitude which allows us to be a little more free in the present which represents where we are now that makes us happy. Everyday of our lives is very challenging, we find ourselves being challenged by finding something we are most ardent about, interested in, which makes it more difficult to bring our conscious minds to the moment. The state of contentment or a feeling of peace is very important, realising that there is more already achieved than the normal eyes can see, and you are much better than the level you place yourself.
Then again with the future it's all about anticipating with great enthusiasm what great thing is yet to come even though it looks frightening, even if there is going to be struggle which there will always be. The best and necessary thing is finding what you are really excited about for the years to come. It also has to do with the mindset, which cages ones self of hope forgetting that there is always a spark to life, that you can make a decision to always wake up each day to be happy. It could be a school related project that draws your attention, how excited are you in winning. Create something to an emotional state.
Relationships can bring struggle to happiness well not all relationships are hard but are you applying the common things or practices of relationship activities, always find what makes you happy and work towards it. Taking substances that drift you away from happiness and much more can cause unhappiness. Let me stop here for now, I hope this will be impactful in its own little way.
That is true @Rasguly thank you