Everything what humans do is for the selfish interest of feeling happy which is fine and an accepted fact. Even public services are also done for the happiness. People consider happiness as “a feeling of satisfaction” or “attainment of satisfaction” against ” a state of calm and peaceful mind “. This is brainwashing done from ages.
There is always huge opportunity industrially and almost every organisation try to exploit this human behaviour which is fair. Examples are satisfaction of being connected, satisfaction of being insured, satisfaction of not getting cold, satisfaction of relief from nicotine pang, satisfaction from assuming sugar is good and getting fix for it, satisfaction of saving time using time management apps etc. Seeing things in reality as they are is extremely important. Also, this makes a huge difference between successful and non-successful companies from a long term perspective. Fulfilling a satisfaction which can be seen as long lived is extremely important.
e.g., satisfying a need to provide crisp shortened news which saves time as well as provide all information is long lived, but providing news in a belief thats it a difference interface than existing ones is not long lived – its just a change. So next time you are working on anything – ask yourself what exact satisfaction you are fulfilling. If you can create happiness or even an assumption of happiness which can be long lived – you’re on great path.