Happiness is not short term.

Eating chocolate.
Scrolling right before sleeping and after waking up.

They all satisfy a dopamine urge, they don’t make us happy. In the long-term, doing these consistently makes us miserable.

To check if something makes us truly happy, the real introspection is to go for five levels of happiness. What will happen if I do this? And then? And then? After that? Then?
It’ll give perspective and wisdom to make wiser choices.

Anything that makes us happy now and lousy later is a distraction disguised as happiness.