Anyone who's been around cats knows how to pursue them. What you don't do is directly pursue them, since more often than not, they simply run away.
Instead, what you do is you simply "set a trap" for the cat, such that it comes to you. You still have to take action - in this case, "setting the trap" - but you don't go to the extreme of directly chasing the cat.
Coincidentally, one observation I've made about some of the star PUAs in the manosphere is that they don't seem as happy as their star notch counts would suggest. Like directly chasing the cat, it seems directly chasing happiness doesn't work.
Of course, not taking any action to pursue the cat or happiness is less likely to yield results than some pursuit.
I guess in the end, it's all about balance. The Middle Path appears again!