The law of happiness is as applicable as any other law of nature that produces results. If you smile at another person, the same person smiles back at you. Although, that principle does not apply in the event that the other person construes an ulterior motive. Nevertheless, a person draws happiness to himself by causing another person to be happy. As long as alive, any person can draw happiness to him/herself by causing happiness to other people.
There is truth in that not many people have access to happiness. Either they are dejected because they lost their loved ones, or the environment is exerting negative pressure on them. Imagine waking up in the morning, to find newspapers running headlines about doubled prices for basic commodities? All this, without considering the livelihood of the less privileged people. There are many factors that can cause undue stress.
The most valuable commodities come from those making a positive difference in other people’s lives. Such people are few in numbers, but high on demand. The more they impact other people’s lives, the more they generate happiness for themselves. If anyone knows of any person who is truly happy in this world, the secret is in creating happiness for other people.
Comedians could be the happiest people in this world. I have never seen a comedian who looks dejected and messed up. Even during the hardest of conditions, comedians remain in their happy mood. The only reason is that comedians are in the business of making people happy.
The general error among most humans has always been the assumption that one needs to be happy before making other people happy. The more such people pursue happiness in that manner, the more asunder they deviate from the state of happiness. Anyone can get anything from anyone, as long as making the person owning what is required, happy.
A classic example, describing this reality is in romance. A loving husband does not demand sex from his wife, before attending to her needs. He knows that the blissful engagement with her requires going out of his way to please her. She may simply like to be told that she looks beautiful.
It goes without saying, that women are, particularly, good at manipulating their husbands, using this technique. Rarely do men fail to provide for their women. The trick is in that, before advancing their requests, women know how and when to make men happy.