“It was right then that I started thinking… That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it.” -Chris Gardener
Have you seen the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”? Yes that one Will Smith co-starred with his son. Well I haven’t but the title keeps unsettling me in a very good way. it brings realities that we often tend to ignore. So I keep wondering “Is happiness something we deserve or we pursue?” The vast paradox’s we face in our daily lives is enough to inspire thought or a search for answers.
Imagine these scenarios;
The child cries to be a man, the man revels in the nostalgia of his childhood.
The poor man lusts after the affluent life. The rich man lives in fear of poverty.
The tallest man seems out of place, the shortest woman hates the ridicule.
The round suffers the ridicule of pageantries, the slender engineers the curves and cleavages.
In all, every man seeks happiness and acceptance. However all happiness comes from the acceptance of oneself. You may decide to shut yourself up in a dark room and deny that light exists, but it is everywhere else and darkness or sorrow exists only in the little room.