I really enjoyed this video of a Stefan Sagmeister talk at the 2004 TED conference. Not surprisingly, one of Sagmeister’s source of happiness comes from design, therefore his talk walks us through his experiences of happiness and bliss through design. As Sagmeister says, he looks at design and determines the difference between experiencing happiness and the visualization of happiness. Sounds like authenticity to me.
In my opinion, “happy” makes you happy. 🙂