Being Happy Above Anything Else

 Maybe happiness is overrated after all.  I remember when I was younger my dad used  invited a coworker from Thailand to come over for dinner at our house, and in the conversation  the topic of happiness came up. 

He was a Buddhist and he explained that happiness was not his goal. I was shocked when I heard him say the words. 

Don't we all want to be happy ? Its in the constitution. The right to pursue happiness. Who doesn't want to be happy? 

I had never before heard anything like that.