There exist a positive relationship between morality and happiness. Many philosophers hold that happiness results from morality. It is a virtue that is achieved after living uprightly. Most immoral people find it difficult to be happy because they live with fear of what might happen to them or to their families

 

.First, happiness is related to our own interests, whereas moral actions relate to the well-being of others, with the result that we can pursue our personal well-being only within certain defined moral limits. To that extent, morality opposes the pursuit of one’s own interests.

 

Moral happiness is happiness tempered by moral considerations. In the long-run, those moral considerations will do more for your self-esteem and self-confidence and sense of value and worth and trust and self-respect than any amount of self-serving happiness ever could in the short-run

In conclusion, according to Aristotle, what is happiness? Happiness is not pleasure, nor is it virtue. It is the exercise of virtue. Happiness cannot be achieved until the end of one’s life.