Taking Responsiblity for You
You cannot make anyone else happy, if you think that you can, then you may be mistaken. No one else can make you happy, if you think that they can, you may be mistaken.
Happiness is a choice, it’s a state that you choose to be in. Sure, if you make happiness conditional on external events, then people have the power to sway your choice, but the choice is still yours. Why would you want to give someone else that power?
On the other hand, if you take responsibility for other people’s happiness, then when can you just be you and not what other people want you to be? Are you doing anyone any favours by being responsible for them?
Choosing to be responsible for yourself is the greatest gift of freedom you can give to yourself. Now you are free from the uncertainty that is other people.