are not happy generally is because we are not happy about ourselves; not
happy with our lives, with other people and the happenings in the world.
We are discontented about something or everything. We have lots of
fears and worries. We want to appreciate and enjoy life, but we don’t really know how?
Most of the time, we don’t know what we really want and don’t want.
We are afraid of losing "this" if we decide to choose "that", and vice versa. Indecisive is a common reason why people are not at peace, being troubled and unhappy in life.
And egoism deriving from ignorance, is the main cause for all the unhappiness in us. Anger, hatred, jealousy, greed, pride, arrogance, attachment, craving, aversion, low confidence, low self-esteem, loneliness, meaninglessness, fears and worries are derived from the ego and egoism under the veil of ignorance.
We are not happy because we don't have wisdom or right understanding at the moment. It doesn't matter if we had went through higher education or had read a lot of books, and had attained lots of various knowledge, qualifications and certificates, or have many skills and talents and achievements.
When there is wisdom, there is no unhappiness or suffering.
May we all attain wisdom in this life, and be happy.