Is Happiness The Most Important Purpose In Life?

Most people prefer being happy over being sad.  In fact, happiness makes us healthier.  It boosts our immune system, is good for the heart, and likely helps us live longer.  So why wouldn’t happiness be the most important purpose in life?

But are other emotions just as important?  Are other goals in life just as essential?

Have at it, dear readers: Is happiness the most important purpose in life?

Related questions:  What is true happiness?  Why is achieving it so difficult?  Is there a limit to how happy you can be?  Why do we put up with unhappiness?