Gadgets Magazine

Happiness is Not a Pursuit – It’s a Side-Effect

Posted on the 17 March 2015 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Last night I saw a movie called Hector’s Search for Happiness. This amazing movie made me realize what happiness is really about.

The movie (based on a book) is about a man named Hector who’s struggling to find happiness in his life. He’s rich, got a great job, got beautiful girlfriend. He’s got everything. Yet he feels trapped, he wonders if he’s really happy with his life and takes a journey to figure it out himself.


Somehow, I felt like this movie is really speaking to me. Aren’t we all on a mission to find happiness? Some of us think money is the key to happiness while others look for different things like love or even good health to be happy.

But the truth is, no matter if you’re rich or poor, single or married, sick or healthy,  we are already happy but we simply don’t realize it. Happiness is watching your child grow up, one day at a time. Happiness is making your loved ones smile. Happiness is giving away a dollar to a homeless man. Happiness is that sweet cup of coffee that you’re sip on right now. Happiness is all those little things that are all around us.

I can’t say that money can’t buy happiness, because I’ve yet to find that out myself. But now I know of one thing, that we are not in a pursuit of happiness. Happiness is in a pursuit with us. It’s up to you to simply let it catch up with your life. Enjoy the little things and let that smile take over you.

Here are some of the lessons Hector learned about happiness in his journey –

“Happiness often comes when least expected.”

“Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.”

“Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story.”

“Listening is Loving.”

“Happiness is caring about the happiness of those you love.”

(All images, trademarks shown on this post are the property of their respective owners)

Follow @nrjperera – Roshan Jerad Perera

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • 9 Revenue Models That Can Keep Your Business Thriving

    Revenue Models That Keep Your Business Thriving

    Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
  • How the West Was Stolen (USA Vs. First Nations)

    Interactive Map Shows the Seizure of Over 1.5 Billion Acres of Native American Land Between 1776 and 1887 pic.twitter. Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Bbenzon
  • Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum

    Life Cabaret, Chum

    This year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival has been in full swing with the usual eclectic mix of the traditional and the avant-garde in words, music, dance,... Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Jackscott
  • A Sunday Conversation With Dylan Jarman of Shotgun Sawyer

    Sunday Conversation With Dylan Jarman Shotgun Sawyer

    What have been your musical epiphany moments? I grew up in a very pop-friendly house. The Beatles reigned supreme, but Elvis Costello and REM lurked around... Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Ripplemusic
  • Concert Review: Extreme Orchestral Sports

    Concert Review: Extreme Orchestral Sports

    The New York Philharmonic plays Berio and Strauss. by Paul J. Pelkonen Oh what a mountain! The New York Philharmonic played Ein Alpensinfonie this week. Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Superconductor
  • Peonies by Mary Oliver

    Peonies Mary Oliver

    This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers and... Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Vickilane
  • Memorial Day: Remember Them

    Memorial Day: Remember Them

    "The endless rows of white stones and mausoleums command the heights of former battlefields and sprawl across the rolling course of green, under the cobalt spac... Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Ingrafted