But I want to talk about one specific problem that I see widespread throughout folk in your generation that if I can get before you and help you think about it a little bit this morning, I think I can help you and encourage you. If I can put the point very simply, I think the vast majority of you are tempted to live for a certain goal every day. I think from the time you get up till the time you go to bed, day in and day out, week in and week out, I think most of you really have something inside of you that you're living for and it's the wrong thing to live for - And here it is - I think most of you are wanting to be happy. You want to be happy. You're living to be happy. You're constantly taking your temperature to see if today you're happy. You know, yesterday I wasn't happy. But today I am happy. I'm glad about today. I hope I'm not unhappy tomorrow. So you're constantly trying to decide how you can manipulate your social circumstances to make sure you're happy.
Happiness; Christian life
Moreland, James Porter, "Happiness" (2000). Speakers. 140.