Do you actively seek to be happy in your life (by practicing a certain behavior) or just flow with it?
Answer:It's not that I seek happiness. It's more that I value being happy and so I integrate that value into my decision making process. As a result, I am more likely to choose behaviors that contribute to happiness (myself and others).
For me, happiness is a byproduct of good decision making and ethical behavior. It's not something I seek. I seek to do and to be good. Happiness results from that.
Additionally, having happiness as a value - as opposed to a desire - helps me in those instances when I am faced with an Epicurean dilemma. Do I accept short term pain for long term gain? Do I reject short term happiness if it will cause long term pain? If I value happiness, yes I do. If I seek happiness, I do not.
I think if you are seeking happiness, you are going to end up unhappy and unsatisfied. Going with the flow isn't a good option either. Happiness is important. But it is something to be valued, rather than desired.