Fun, that short burst of strong enjoyment, is often mistaken for happiness. Americans (by which I mean those funny people on TV) don't search for happiness, they simply try to extend their fun. The problem with this is that fun, in my experience, is over rated. It's a disposable moment, that can last from a few seconds to a few hours, that's just great while it's happening, but afterwards what you are left with nothing but an empty memory. Lessons are not learnt through fun, lives are not enriched, and problems are not solved, only forgotten for a brief moment. Which is all well and good, but when that fun stops, your back where you started. Empty. (well... maybe I'm just bitter...)