Essay 1 Pre-draft: Thesis paragraph

Is happiness conveyed by a physical aspect or a state of mind that may not be visible/ Can happiness be earned or is a given? Can happiness be measured; or can it be stored for momentum? How happiness is obtained and kept has been an op positional argument in “how to buy happiness” by Elizabeth Dunn, and “what suffering does” by David Brooks. One would say that the two words “suffering and happiness’ contradict each other. When in fact they may be relative to one another. The idealist nature of happiness has been disrupted.