It's day whatever in the "Occupy Wall Street" protest and still no one has found a solution to happiness by camping out where no campground exists. For the life of me I cannot understand what these unhappy individuals hope to promote! Personally I've always found that actions requiring discipline, morality, and work nearly always translate into lasting happiness in life. Perhaps the mentors of these protesters haven't cast that image for them. If I were them I'd be considering taking my input from a different source because upon reflection they don't seem to be any happier today then they were in the beginning. In fact, it appears the level of frustration has elevated.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
You see, what we have here is an incredible teaching moment for the dissatisfied. We aren't happy in order to be free and prosperous, we value freedom and prosperity because it allows us to enjoy our happiness. Protect your freedom and evict government from the process and happiness will follow.
Often times we are guilty of seeking the precursor to happiness, but it was bequeathed to us by our forefathers and we need to embrace the principles. Too often we assume when we grow older happiness will follow. Stability with age? Maybe we think that being wealthier will make us happier, or if we lose weight, become stronger, healthier, etc. We attain happiness by understanding how blessed we are to have the freedom to make choices. Only then will you have the liberty to plant the seeds, nurture them, and bring the fruit of happiness to harvest. Government restrictions on those liberties are like weeds choking out the growth of freedom! Don't ask the government to provide you happiness, exercise your God given freedoms and enjoy the bounty of fruitful labor!