Neither, apparently. Behold modernism – the notion that we can simply choose what is good, and then take it for ourselves, the sin of Adam – summed in five words: “We choose happiness over tradition.”
Brought to us all by Coca Cola, which if we buy and consume it faithfully in the pursuit of the happiness it offers, will give us diabetes and obesity, and kill us. So demographic and personal suicide declare their identity, and sympathy. All thanks to Madison Avenue for the moral clarity.
There is to be sure no contradiction between tradition and happiness, although only a moral idiot would err to think that the former can be relied upon to produce the latter, or for that matter that happiness is a goal in itself to be aimed at, rather than a byproduct of righteousness. But the rejection of tradition does rule out happiness, as joy attendant upon agreement with reality, and – implicit in such agreement – fealty thereto. You cannot reject the order of being and feel good about it, even if you do indeed feel some good along the way. The *only* way to feel truly good is to *be* truly good. And this cannot be done in contravention to the order that the Good himself has established for all being.