We weren't put here by the universe to attempt a "good" life. It is not merely for the pursuit of satisfaction that we live with beating heart and yearning soul. We have never been destined to play it safe... for we were meant to burn.
I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That's clear. Whether we believe in a religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So, I think the very motion of our life is towards happiness.