It is not just a part of my life, but I always have a question for myself ‘What is happiness?’. At the time when every unpleasant things bursted into me, one movie has come and saved my life. As well as mine, whenever you have a hard time, I do hope that ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ could be a great treatment for you.
A movie named ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ is all about finding happiness as its name. A main character, Mr. Hector, is a successful psychiatrist. His job is to cure his patients’ distress, but he himself could not have his own happiness yet. Actually, he did not even know what is ‘happiness’. That is why he started his journey to meet new places, new people and discover ‘happiness’. Till the end of the trip, Hector had got his own 15 notes about happiness from his memorable trip. Once he was kidnapped, once he almost died, once he had found another woman he fell for. And once, as he learned that even his best friends, they were not like the same as he used to know. Of course, those 15 notes many seem like the answer of his research, but anyway, they were not. Unfortunately, his misgiving was clarify by only one call from his wife, Clara. They finally revealed their real feelings toward each other; what he is afraid of and what they want the most. Also, they were crying so hard, and it was not because they were sad. Tears were flowing because of ‘happiness’. In the meantime, he finally realized. What he had experienced were ALL together combined into what he was searching for, ‘happiness’.
I am just like everyone in this world. I want to be happy. Again, I truly cannot imagine a picture of anyone raising his hand and then say “No! Not happiness. Sadness, please.” My life had seemed to be fine with both happiness and sadness for a long time, until one day, I realized that I was not happy with this world. Everything around me seemed to hate me and wanted to push me to somewhere else. After had caught up in depression for a few days (in my bed), I thought it was the time to move on and find a motivation to spend my life then. Eventually, I have found one movie named ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’. Unbelievable, I found out that his story resembles mine a lot (not including almost-kidnapped and almost-died cases). After watching the movie (with almost 1 liter of tears spent), I didn’t get better instantly. However, one thing I can say is that my viewpoint toward ‘life’ had been totally changed. I have learned that ‘happiness’ is just a simple things happen in every single day; to meet friends during a way back to the dorm, to be able to answer my callings, to have a meal in order to run away from starving, or just to meet an air-conditioner during a hot day. Life is beautiful as all various stories are merged together. That is to say, I am so lucky to have a chance using one.
Even though my life is not as adventurous as Mr. Hector, the main point of our stories are just the same. Actually, I am not talking about only mine. Everybody in this world, including me, must has his own problems, his own hardship, whether he is old or young, rich or poor, beautiful or ugly. I can say that I am more lucky than other people because now, I have learned how life goes on. We survive from a day to a day like this. Just to pass today and start the next day again, and then the day after tomorrow and so on. I admit, I am not good at persuading people. If my words are hard to believe, somewhere at the bottom of my heart still hope that the movie ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ could talk for me. It will be also my happiness, if you could finally find out what is the ‘happiness’ for you.