When we think about what makes us happy, we tend to focus on the those things in life that we crave or long to own. These things may be concrete consumables or they may be intangible resources, such as time, inner peace, or true love. We live in a world of instant feedback and conspicuous consumption. It may be experienced firsthand through the “Buy Now” button on Amazon’s website or through the obsession with following celebrities tweets or video reviews of products, films, and life, in general. It is amazing how many stuff everyone seems to have in their lives – and how many more things we might desire that we believe will make us feel even better about ourselves in relation to how we think others feel about us. Researchers have found that the more grateful you are in life, the better the chances are that you will actually enjoy what you have! Why bother being happy? Sometimes it seems that if you’re expecting the world to make you happy, it simply isn’t going to happen. EliteColumn brings you 12 best hand-picked happiness quotes to feel good about yourself and be happy.