There are two types of people.
There are those that embrace the inherent joy that life has to offer.
And there are those that don't realize joy is abundantly available and they try manufacturing it instead.
They believe joy is tied to social status, power, influence, material items, accomplishments, etc.
This doesn't make them bad (or even wrong) because it's often driven by cultural conditioning more than conscious intent.
I like to think of joy as a flowing river that I know is flowing whether or not I'm looking at it, while manufacturers of joy try digging a trench and filling it with water.
If you're wondering where this joy exists, children always seem to know.
"Reality minus expectations equals happiness."