Blame it on the fairy tales,
"And they lived happily ever after"  ;  
After a brief period of struggle & challenge the end of the story was what is forever being pursued.....permanent happiness.
We all loved the fairy tales as children as they predictably ended this way, they culminated into a state of no friction and static well-being.
In fact we are reduced to this search , believe it or not for every single moment. We are doomed to work for it; "and they lived happily ever -after"
The never ending chain of thought is aiming in vain ultimately for that through every single thought,every single action.
We will live & will eventually die in pain seeking" this end" ; blame it on the fairy tales?

There is no present, but the past dreaming of future. The search of the happiness is always in the future & the past in form of memory is on the trail of an elusive state, a fixed, non fluid state of perfection..
Mirage in desperate search of oasis, one after another .But the struggle continues with the hope that never ending oasis is somewhere waiting at a certain time-space linear dimension.
The angst of not achieving a happiness state which doesn't slip into unhappiness is the real ,living day to day burning issue , but one doesn't have the courage to burn oneself out in this fire ,but suffer endlessly in hope that one would get there one day; Blame it on the fairy tales??
The fairy tales were also a product of  a mind, which has a hedonistic foundation ; the individual with its its "individual mind"  having recognized a pleasurable sensation in past , trying painfully  hard to hold on to it forever for rest of his life!

All these years of struggle has made oneself so frail
But what still remains , is one's belief in the fairy tales!