Yes, you can! It is not an impossible goal. Nor is it a golden egg that is either handed to you or you find by luck. Happiness takes determination and concerted effort.
In fact, according to my latest narration, audiobook This Way to Happiness by Dr. Clyde Narramore, putting your determination to work is one of the things that makes human’s happy. Also curiosity, affection, and security are top on the list for putting us in a good frame of mind.
Culture has changed a bit since this book was written in 1956, but humans have not changed in their basic needs. For instance, Dr. Narramore refers to Encyclopedias in the chapter on the basic human urge to know things. Imagine how happy he’d credit us as being with Google at our fingertips!