I totally love Žižek, of course, that old rabble rouser! And I am not a fan of chasing happiness. However, in this post, I will invert both of those.
Žižek talks about happiness, here on Big Think.
I also think Open to Desire from Mark Epstein may have some of the answers on how to ride that edge beautifully. But I have to finish reading it to be sure.
Also note, the title is eerily similar to Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, the biography by Jeannette Winterson.