Merriam Webster describes happiness as being a state of well-being and contentment.
It's hard for a dictionary to describe what happiness truly is but it's close. What they don't mention is that happiness comes from the inside out not the outside in.
I bring this up because Keith stated on numerous occasions that he's the happiest he's ever been. Really? He could've fooled me. Happy people generally don't belittle and berate others in order to make themselves feel better. That's called low self esteem. How can someone be happy if they are constantly hurting others? Well, okay, then that would be sadomasochism. Would it not?
I have yet to see Keith's great happiness. Laughing doesn't constitute happiness. Snapping at your colleagues doesn't either. So where is this happiness he was so inclined to share with others?
I don't see it and I don't hear it. Especially not in the past couple of weeks. His smug attitude towards others, and his insatiable desire to have his ass kissed by Kos, is a clear sign of someone who is not content.
So maybe Keith is both. A sadomasochist and has low self esteem. It's been obvious that he loves to hurt people's feelings. Maybe he gets off on other people's pain. And it's been pretty obvious that his low self esteem has awarded him "new" friends he can call his own. Friends who will praise him to the point of his great smugness.
I just don't believe that Keith knows what happiness is. Unless his kind of happiness is misery. And I say, well, if misery is your calling, Keith, then you should go all out.