Alice was in wonderland and asked - "which way should I go - right or left?" The master smiled at her and told her to sit down and go North.
Most people spend multiple lifetimes looking here and there for glimpses of happiness. However the true Happiness and Fulfillment is obtained through meditation, stilling the mind, and progressing one's consciousness inwardly towards the Spiritual North.
Paramahansa Yogananda said - "When the calm waters of a man's heart are stirred by likes and dislikes, he is unable to solve his problems and to make wise decisions. Nor can a restless heart reflect the inward presence of the blissful soul." One needs to transcend associating oneself from the positive and negative aspects of the duality (horizontal plane of materiality) and rather progress towards the Singularity - the Spiritual North (vertical plane of Spirituality).