Alexa: When I look to the world of the ego to make me happy, am I barking up the wrong tree?
What do you think? You already know the answer don't you? You have a decision making mind and can discern that the world will never make you happy. A Course In Miracles tells us that we follow the injunction of the ego which is "seek but do not find." ACIM, though, tells us there is another choice to shed the ego and become one with the all and arrive home in peace. This terrifies us though and so we turn back to the world of the ego and are disappointed once again. But, realize that you can always choose again.
Alexa: Did you hear about the two foxes that were chasing four rabbits?
Yes, I heard they decided to split hares.