11 September 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness…

‘..It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the pursuit part in there? That maybe happiness is something that we can only pursue and maybe we can actually never have it. No matter what. How did he know that?..’

Thats’ exactly the line which hit me while watching the movie yesterday night(early morning actually!).That maybe happiness is something we can always pursue…..something me might think we already have….but actually, we can never have it!!

The movie shows Christopher Gardner(played superbly by Will Smith), a man who grew up without a father, and vowed not to let his son grow up without a father. Its’ a story where perseverance of the human spirit wins over the enormity of the difficult situations.Gardner, as a salesman, fails terribly,again and again, is stripped of his money, his house, spends days in asylums, night in toilets, sells blood for 20$, studies day and night , to finally pull it off as a successful broker. He does everything a human can do,or even better,…in pursuit of Happyness.