Matthew McConaughey gives a great biblical comparison of Joy and Happiness without even knowing it.
Searching for happiness will always keep you down as happiness is derived by success and triumph. Joy is a way of life, a constant, walking with Christ will bring that constant joy in life regardless of the suffrage and fire we are put through.
Living with Christ in your heart will lead to your character of being, a good father, a good husband, a healthy person mind body and soul, a good boss or employee, a good friend, and a warrior for the truth and good of Christ.
Eliminate who God didn't make you. Be who God made you to be and walk away from who you are not, who society wants you to be, and what robs you of JOY.
Be grateful for the suffrage we live through because we always grow in Christ from suffrage. Stop chasing happiness. Pursue meaning and joy.