The basics

What are the basics for happiness?

The basics for happiness are health, money and sanity.  Starting out with these 3 things long term happiness is more easily achievable and sustainable.

You need good health, enough to be able to function. Enough to be reasonably independent.

You need money to live on, to acquire the necessities of life; food, shelter, clothing, transportation, cell phones, pizza, etc.

And you need sanity, at least enough to enjoy the other two things you need for happiness.