Sunday, September 23, 2007
Pursuit of Happyness
I watched "pursuit of happyness" tonight and had to write about it. Hence this post. I am probably the last person among my friends to watch this movie, because I missed it when it was released in theatres. Some spare time and no one around prompted me to watch this movie. Selfish as it may sound, I like to watch movies like this alone. I have no words to describe how I felt after watching this movie. It did not make me cry or sympathize with "Chris Gardner" it simply re-affirmed my faith in life. I cannot be melodramatic for the sake of writing and say that it was a life changing experience, but if there is such an experience, this was it. Most of the movie really shows how you tackle the ups and "mostly" downs of life and the fact that giving up is never the solution. But its really not the morale of this movie which inspires you because at some level we all know it. Its the brilliant screenplay and Will Smith and "Chris Gardner" that will haunt me for a long time to come. And so will "this is the part I call Happyness". After all that is what we all search for and very few of us are fortunate enough to realize. Everything in our lives become meaningless after a point in time other than happiness. Its a difficult question in all our lives. We can pretend to be as happy as we like but its a feeling from within. When we actually attain this divine state called happiness, everything else fades into oblivion. To quote a friend of mine "I don't want to know how much money you earn, I just need to know if you are happy."