As a living being my real needs are very basic:
- eat and drink,
- stay healthy,
- interact emotionally,
- and eventually reproduce.
To cover these needs I can think and work, alone and with others. Happiness can be found within this reach.
I might fabricate more needs, based on my own expectations or by social pressure (habits, traditions, laws). By seeking sophisticated happiness, I might become a victim of anxiety and egoism. I might try to convince others to work for me. I might push them through persuasion or violence. I might want to control their lives for my own benefit.Or I may be a victim of the egoists trying to acquire my freedom for their own benefit.