In one of the research articles I have read, it stated that the meaning of happiness differs for younger versus older adults and the key driver that causes this shift is an increased feeling of connectedness both interpersonally (connected to the people) and temporally (connected to present moment).
There comes a point in one’s life when it becomes more and more difficult to know what happiness means. I think this is due to the weakening feeling of ‘connectedness’ to reality, to other people, to the present moment and to one’s self. Happiness is not something that we should constantly chase. It is something that’s already within and around us. You just simply need to allow your heart to remember… ‘for happiness, is anything and anyone at all, that’s loved by you. – (Charlie Brown)’.