It appears to be commonplace among the do-gooders of the world to think this. But I'm unable to make this pass basic sanity checks. Check my reasoning?
Premise: happiness is not my goal.
Assumption: I have some goals. Let's simplify and talk about only one of them.
Why reach for my non-happiness goal? When I am working towards my non-happiness goal, I feel _____. When I am not, I feel _______. Therefore, the reason I have my non-happiness goal is because I want to feel ______.
Am I missing something here?