Making our peace with our life and living in the service of what is meaningful for us is a reasonable and attainable goal for each of us. Most of us want more than that. We don't know what it would be except that it would be more than that. And the distance between what we have and what we aspire to keeps us discontented and at odds with our life. The idea is to be aligned and in accord with our life. What that would take is giving up our idea of how our life ought to be. We don't know what it would take to make us happy, but we know this isn't it, and we think it has to be out there somewhere. But, we don't know where and we don't know how to know. Here's a suggestion for you: Quit thinking in terms of being happy, and start thinking in terms of doing what is meaningful, here and now. Go toward what has meaning for you here and now, and happy will fall into place around that, or not. And if it doesn't, it won't matter.
The ideal I live in light of, and the purpose for which we are born, is to live out our life in the service of becoming who we are, incarnating/expressing/exhibiting all of the qualities and characteristics gifts/genius/virtues/spirit/energy/life that came with us from the womb in a balanced and harmonious way-- in communities of other people who are living in the same ways, so as to become who we are capable of being as individuals and as The Collective, over the course of our life as a person and as the species. We live on to pass it on (Martin Hägglund in This Life). That is hard enough if we were all into it, doing it. We make it impossible by the way we respond to it, in having nothing to do with it. We have our eye on bigger and better things: Fame, Fortune, Glory! Which leads us down the path to the way things are, with it only getting worse as we continue along the way. Three to five thousand years before Jesus was born, voices were raised in favor of The Way and against the trend of ignoring The Way (In The Yin Convergence Classic of The Yellow Emperor), and here we are, resolutely refusing to have anything to do with The Way, preferring instead to do it our way. While The Way waits for us to see the light, or come to the end of our rope (Which is too often the same thing) as individuals and as a species.