Many seek happiness externally and many a time assign others the possession of their happiness. When they derive a sort of happiness from external sources, they don’t feel satisfied, hence jump to the next and then to the next …. In contrast, Jesus said God’s kingdom (or real happiness) is “within (entos)” you. This cannot be misinterpreted as ‘Jesus being the king of the Kingdom was amidst them’ as JWs do. Jesus used the same Greek word when he said: “You cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside (entos) they are full of plunder.”
When the disciples took Kingdom as outside, they lost all their peace; because they were scheming to become number one in that supposedly external kingdom—two of them even used their mother to influence Jesus to assign them cherished positions in the kingdom with one being as Jesus’ right hand and the other his left hand. And this took a worse turn when Jesus left the earthly scene with each one setting up his own kingdom—saying “I belong to Paul, but I belong to Apollos, but I to Cephas”—a never-ending journey that continues even today with over 41000 sects with each one claiming ‘we only are the true church’ (among whom JWs is just an insignificant sand).
One can easily prove kingdom of God is within himself/herself. You will experience real happiness when you try to correct yourself (but unhappiness results when you try to correct others). You will experience real happiness when you compete with yourself (but unhappiness results when you try to compete with others). If you are moderate in your desires you are really happy, but when you want things more than what is called basic luxuries, you lose your happiness as it is ego that steps in (as it also incites envy in others which would bring problems one after the other). Enormous money and possessions do not ensure happiness. Look at the condition of the Gulf countries towards which money flows from other countries. Even their wealthy kings do not sleep in peace. Look at the increased number of psychiatrists in the world’s wealthy countries.
Man’s life is a paradox. He is the eternal spirit within (which is the copy of the Supreme Spirit), which can be satisfied only with divine pleasures; yet bodily incarnate, he is familiar only with sensory experiences. True happiness unfolds from within when one is in harmony with truth—primarily in harmony with the truth about himself that he is an immaterial reality residing in the material body (as this helps him to choose wisely between the real soul pleasures and the illusory pleasures of the senses. When one thinks that he is this body, he limits himself to a particular body, and it is pitiably cabined, cribbed, and confined, and experiences highs (when body is healthy) and downs (when body is tired or begins to age) and also gets affected proportionately by the external changes.
Thus elusive happiness experienced on the global scale is a reminder that one should return to his original nature that he is a spirit in this body, and seek spirit’s nature (which is giving, not about receiving). God, the Supreme Spirit, is the teacher, and He sends His message (free of cost) every day through his sun which gives us light and heat which means one should live as though he is an enlightenment and empowerment to others. In other words, sun is known for giving (not for receiving). Happiness unfolds in giving (rather than in receiving)