It’s so important to be clear about your life’s purpose as this then frames life’s values. If the purpose is happiness, then chasing fame and fortune is futile. Most celebrities are unhappy. After we have met or basic and safety needs, (Maslow’s hierarchy), happiness is optimized by addressing our need for friendships, self esteem and self actualization (creativity and meaningfulness). After an annual income of $70,000, money doesn’t make you any happier.