A popular misconception about happiness is that it is only a feeling of feeling good. Happiness is not just a passing mood: we are not robots, we are emotional beings. On a daily basis we experience all types of emotions. We all encounter experiences that are inevitably beyond our control, and it is completely natural to feel sadness, anger, fear, or frustration. But does that mean we are not happy? The answer is no. The key to happiness is being able to cope with difficult situations and trying to live the best life over all. Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. When things get tough and you feel like you are at a dead end, understand that emotions are temporary and your reactions/responses may cause a ripple effect in your happiness. So ask yourself this, do you want true happiness, or just temporary bliss?