Happiness is fleeting. As a monk once said, “Happiness is knowing that there is no such thing as happiness.” Chasing happiness can be like a horse being drawn to a barn on fire. It should know better, but it can’t help itself. A horse should run free on the plains, free to go where it pleases. Remember that all that glitters is not gold and a mirage is only one step away as one distances themselves from the road of the Dao. It is all too easy to take a misstep and find yourself tumbling down a ravine.