There are different forms of Happiness discussed in Positive Psychology. I believe that the 2 main kinds of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Happiness have different range and concentration of focus and they both apply in dealing with 2 similarly different range and concentration of negative disturbances/limitations usually perceived as disturbing/distressing events in life.
Hedonic and Eudaimonic Happiness can work
together quite like ensuring a car can move smoothly on the road.
Hedonic happiness is quite like the wheels of a car that individually
lifts a car above the ground. Together with the long stretch of concrete
road that also lifts the car above raw non-traversable terrain, they
both allow the car to go where it needs to go.
I feel Hedonic
Happiness is a smaller and concentrated range of Happiness dealing to
offset small concentrated forms of negative disturbances/limitations
that occur in daily life. For example, the car wheels offsets the strong
disturbances/limitations of many small striking rocks on the road.
Eudaimonc Happiness is a broader and longer range of Happiness dealing
to offset less concentrated prolonged forms of negative
disturbances/limitations. For example, the road serves to offset the
less-prominent uneven prolonged disturbances/limitations found on raw