That's right. For most people, happiness is just not a priority. You'd think the engine behind anybody's actions is finding their happiness. However that is not the case.
Ask your mother: Mom, would you rather be happy, or would you rather I'm healthy?
Ask your significant other: Would you rather be with me, or would you rather be happy? Ask yourself the same question: would I rather be happy, or be with the girl I have a secret crush on?
You might argue there's a logical error somewhere in there. That may be the case. Congrats if you can pinpoint it exactly (can you, by the way?) There's no logical error, it's just how people think.
After a tough job interview, would you rather get the job, or be happy?
I can only conclude that, given the answers, happiness is simply not a priority for most. I think it's safe to say it's way low on the list, low enough that people won't get to it before they die.
How high is happiness on your list?
Just a quick note to let you know that I've launched the Happiness Beacon forum. It has been on my mind for quite a while now and I'm happy to invite you there.
Five posts there already:
Looking forward to seeing you there. The address is http://www.happinessbeacon.com/