Maggie Kast Freud may have suffered from Northern European grouchiness when he allegedly said that the most we can hope for is "ordinary unhappiness,"but the idea of happiness as paramount goal makes me uneasy. People used to wish for a good death or a life well lived or a lifestory with a happy ending, all goals that imply values beyond the pleasure of the moment. I fear that aiming to increase happiness is short sighted, and I suspect that we achieve whatever happiness is going to come our way by aiming elsewhere. We might aim at participating with zest in work or study or relationships or resolving conflicts in any of these areas. Then suddenly and probably transiently, we might find that we are happy.