One of the most common answers when asked: “What do you want in life?” is “I just want to be happy”. Loud and clear, indeed.
But when questioned about the strategy to reach the real happiness, the “How”, then the majority of the people start listing set of “things”, pretty much external to themselves (and to anybody else): a better car, a beautiful house, another (perfect) wife, and so on. So, here the goal, the final solution to a state of unhappiness, easy peasy: just get what you want, you desire, and Happiness will be reached. At least, this is true in pure theory.