Is it possibe to be truly happy if one of your kids is not satisfied with life? I feel somewhat confident that I'll be able to handle most of life's challenges over the next 20 years. I'm a simple man that doesn't require much to keep me happy. My oldest child is only 10 but will be entering those challenging years soon, which seems to extend to about 30 for most young people in today's world. Probably my biggest unknown to being truly happy over the next 20 years is directly related to the happiness of my kids. While there will almost certainly be temporary issues for my children to get through as they mature into adults, is it possible for a parent to be truly happy if one of their kids has a more permanent struggle?