P.S.: An insight into most of the arts you study for can be gained through introspection. No offence to history or english or anything, I do find all the arts interesting, but I am mostly satisfied by looking at my own life, and things I say and do and how I might've/can in the future done/do them differently/better.
Real happiness, to one poster above seems to be about understanding the history of society. Perhaps its different from person to person, but I get real happiness by being with the people I love (family and friends) and talking to them, just very simple stuff, nothing to do necessarily with arts or sciences or studies - just spending time with them.