People can’t be happy because they are in pain (mental, physical, or both).
People are in pain because of self-abuse.
People are self-abusive because they hate themselves.
People hate themselves because they have betrayed themselves (they have betrayed their Higher Nature).
People go against their real nature because they are ignorant of who they really are.
People don’t know their real self because they are busy knowing the nonsense.
People know nothing about their real self because they think they know everything (they think they have it all figured out).
People think they have it figured out because they think in boxes, and boxes fit together like pieces of a puzzle.
People are confused (puzzled) because they think life is a puzzle.
People think life is a puzzle because they are caught up in their images.
People have images because they do not have direct experience.
People do not have direct experience because they are caught up in their ego.
People are caught up in their ego because this is how they have learned to live—they have learned to live by the example of others, and People are caught up in their ego.
Either you can be happy or you can be in your ego.