We, as Americans, were promised Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
But, as Starship Troopers reminds us (the book, not the movie) you can pursue happiness all you want, no one can take that away from you.
….but, there was never any guarantee that you will catch it.
“Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.”
_ Roberson Davies