"I think it's very reasonable to ask yourself 'Why do it if you're no happier?"
Strip this of all qualifications and you can see it as AV masquerading as your own reasonableness. ' .. why do it" is the essential question , yeah ?
I didn't quit drinking for any reason other than to guarantee for myself that I won't ever again be a drunk.
On some level not drinking is secondary to that goal and the Beast hates that too.
It isn't/wasn't a course of action I was forced into, it is the solution I chose.