The ‘happiest’ people by no means have ideal lives.
No one does, dumb dumb.
Even the people you envy are dealing with shit you don’t want. What happy people have in common is maintaining a continual need to keep things light.
I’m not saying you should be the over-the-top insufferable pun joke-telling guy who smiles when things need to appropriately be more low-key. No.
I’m talking about being light-hearted where appropriate and keeping the people around them lifted.
Most people are focused on their own miseries.
Happy people transcend this and actively practice the art of light-heartedness.