A panel from one of my favorite webcomics out there: How To Be Perfectly Unhappy By The Oatmeal.
The gist of it is that we assume that when a person is not happy at any given time, that person is deemed an unhappy person for life.
His or her life is mostly shit and that experiencing some form of happiness, however big or small becomes a competition.
Maybe life should be slowed down so you can just be interested in many little things instead.
Go read it. Have a good day.