"Happily Ever After" is the goal: the quintessential ending of a fairytale. But, Nathan Rittenhouse says, "There's a longterm nature to the happiness we crave, and the problem with that fairytale ending of 'happily ever after' is that happiness in the longterm can reveal unintended consequences. The things idealized in fairytales actually in real life end up growing wrinkles and warts and bumps, and as life develops and matures and decays, it seems that there is a limit to the duration of our happiness." So, what does it mean to be happy? And how can that definition fit into real life?