Why do I say this? Why would it be a bad thing to be permanently happy? Because happiness shouldn't be a destination. We are sold the illusion that "if only you had this..." or "if only you did this..." you'd find happiness. But things do not bring happiness. These advertisements point out or create perceived flaws in your life in order to sell you a fake solution. But after you have this "thing", happiness fades and then you are off to find the next miracle antidote for happiness.
You also can't expect a person to be the source of your happiness. You have to be responsible for yourself. You should never expect the other person to make you happy. It is not their job. It is your job to define what you really want in your life and then it is up to you to problem solve, struggle, fail, start again, and keep trying. It is in the trying and striving where you will find purpose.
The problem with social media is that everyone paints a rosy picture of perfect lives. But social media lies as much as advertisements do. It makes people want what others have, but is it really what someone wants. Will it really make YOU happy. People have to ask themselves what they want and then they have to love the process to get there, even if there is no guarantee that you will achieve that goal. It is the process that gives contentment, especially if it is something you enjoy and you enjoy failing at it.
A perfect example is when I started back into photography after almost a two month hiatus. I was rusty, but I still enjoyed trying and failing. I enjoyed the process of creating images. It wasn't about the final result. It was about doing, working, creating. I am not thrilled with any of the images from that session, but that's not what mattered. What mattered was trying, learning, problem solving.
Life is messy. It is okay to admit that. It's okay to admit that you are not perfect or that your work is not perfect. I recommend watching Black Mirror season 3 episode 1 entitled "Nosedive" and reading "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F@#$" by Mark Manson. I've always felt on the outside because I never was compelled to buy that bigger house, compete with neighbors or friends, take the idyllic vacation everyone else says is perfect. But, I've never been able to articulate why. After watching that episode and reading the book, I was able to put it into words. I don't rely on what someone else's perfect is to define what my perfect is...and I really don't care that I'm considered weird because of it.
It is perfectly fine to enjoy things that the majority of people do not. It is okay to create work that you like and that will not make you popular on social media. Who cares what strangers think? Follow your own path. Follow what you think is important to you so that you can enjoy the entire process and journey.