Life is far too scripted today. Plans are made. Classes are attended. Craft projects are intended to mimic those found on Pinterest. Gone are the days of free play and creating something out of nothing. Many kids today are simply following a script.
If you know that you are awesome, and remind yourself that you are awesome, you are sure to do more awesome things. If you doubt yourself throughout the day, just whisper a little reminder: Don't forget to be awesome. Awesomeness is happiness.
What makes humans happy is an appreciation of what they have in the world. In other words gratitude. By handing children so much, and insisting on so little, we are robbing them of exactly what we most want them to have.