I watched ‘Hector and the search for happiness’ yesterday. A very inspirational and thought provoking story. Spot on casting, the British actor playing the main character adds vulnerability and lifelikeness, although I may be biased. Overall, I hope more movies and TV shows are made about happiness going forward, rather than focusing on drama and misery of human lives.
There are so many angles worth pondering on after the movie ends, but I am not going to spoil it for you. I’ll only mention my 3 biggest take aways:
- The formula for happiness: ‘happiness, fear, sadness – it’s all of them’
- The statement ‘we all have an obligation to be happy’
- And the question, which I should ask myself more often – are you happy?
Are you? And what can you do, now, that will make you happier? I start to think that a lot of decisions in our lives can be simplified by asking the simple, yet important question of whether this does/ will make us happy/ ier.