Questioning authority isn’t a new idea. Questioning your authority on happiness should be. If there is anyone else in your life other than yourself that is dictating your happiness, then you have some questioning to do.
There should be no one other than you that has authority over your own happiness. Choose to dictate the route of your own happiness and refuse to let others have anything to say about it. Do what brings you joy and follow your heart, and don’t let anyone else stop you.