I claim that core happiness comes from satisfying long-term, ongoing innate needs. One of the major innate needs is to reduce our anxiety, by feeling resilient. Therefore, there would be a big hole in my theory if I met just one person who convinced me that they chronically suffered anxiety and were happy.
Or, I might be proven wrong if someone comes up with a better theory.
Or, if I come up with a better theory.
In each case I would either modify my current theory, or ditch it.
Do you, dear reader, have ideas which suggest I’m wrong?