Local Maxima

I vowed to live in pursuit of my own happiness.

I am starting to wonder if being happy is inertial. When I am feeling good and content, I am not changing my behaviors and environment. Were there a better situation that I would favor over, I would not notice. I am still happy in the original status though, as long as I do not (or choose not to) acknowledge the more optimal possibility.

By this reasoning, if I want to maximize my perceived happiness, I should logically narrow my view, focusing on what I currently have and enjoy. Such self imposed dystopia becomes an utopia for the self.

But we never stop looking further.