Learn to laugh.
Learning to laugh at yourself will help keep your sense of self-importance in check and allow you to take things less seriously. This will definitely help you achieve lasting happiness, as you will no longer ask yourself, “Why me?” You will just laugh it off!
Plus, when you can laugh at yourself, you can bring others to laugh at you without feeling guilty, and thus create a sense of bondedness and community between all of you.
Lastly, laughter has been shown to improve mood and enhance happiness.