Expanding my thoughts from the previous post "Equilibrium with acquired state", what is the one thing that would be expected of the objects that are now part of the acquired state. Stay put right. The one simple expectation would be for all objects capable of changing state to resist the urge.
It is in the best interest of all objects constituting the environment to retain their current state and be in harmony with their surroundings. In order to achieve that they need not look any further than Newton's First Law of motion - It is the natural property of an object to maintain its current state.
Hence I guess the important thing to strive for is peace not happiness because for me happiness is again a change of state. Happiness cannot be your natural state. Peace is.