If you could, would you choose a life with no pain?
Happiness is way overrated! Humans, mostly, tend to choose achieving happiness as their personal goal. They start their lives asking themselves what gives (or will give) them the most happiness. And thus, they create their dreams that vary from making tons of money to finding love. But for me, this is not the case. My dream is to go through all the phases of life one can go through. That includes experiencing all the emotions humanity is capable of experiencing in the modern world. And, you might agree, thriving in pain is what makes one more human.
But the paradox of this philosophy is that experiencing the whole range of emotions is my way of achieving happiness. So, it’s not really the happiness, it’s how you achieve it that decides which category you belong to.