Pursuit creates distance between you and the thing you “pursue”

I think it’s the pursuit that screws up happiness
(James Hillman)

She:
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Pursuit
1. the action of following or pursuing someone or something.

synonyms: striving toward, quest after/for, search for;  aim, goal, objective, dream “the pursuit of profit”

More: occupation, trade, vocation, business, work, job, employment “a worthwhile pursuit”

Why make abstruse either the pursuit or happiness? Are you not in pursuit of something when you blog? Is blogging ‘a number of hits game’, like a high school popularity contest?

Me:
Happiness is not abstruse. The pursuit is.

Blogging and happiness…- let´s see:

Even if it appears so, I don´t “blog”. I just feel an intense and urgent need to express certain things which have nothing to do with pastime, recreation, business or trade.

It´s been actually many times more a matter of necessity, than a “pursuit”. The pursuit, if that can be called as such, was to keep alive – no more, no less. Is necessity happiness…or happiness a necessity?…I don´t know exactly.

Maybe the latter – it is necessary to be happy :)

Along with it, It is necessary to express ourselves.

Happiness is expression, and wanting to express yourself is no
pursuit – but a spontaneous act.