For Alanis Morissette, happiness is a temporary but "juicy" state.
Elizabeth Gilbert on relationships
For actor John Leguizamo, happiness is finding enjoyment in life's struggles.
Writer Adam Gopnik finds happiness in being "vigilantly absorbed in some activity."
Comedian Joan Rivers claims we've got too much time on our hands to think about whether or not we are happy.
Cartoonist Roz Chast claims that life is a "rigged game" and wonders if happiness is even possible.
America Ferrera, the star of the hit TV series, Ugly Betty, ponders whether happiness is an experience that comes and goes or perhaps is something more lasting.
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