The Happy Movie


I attended the screening of an amazing movie last night, Roko Belic’s new film “Happy”.

HAPPY is a feature documentary that takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research and real life stories of ordinary and extraordinary people around the world, HAPPY uncovers the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

At first I thought that this movie was the opposite side of the same coin. That being happy was all about ME and kindness was all about YOU, but then it hit me, they are EXACTLY THE SAME THING. Happy people do not hurt people, they do not cheat people, they do not steal from people and they do not start wars. If more people were happy, there would be no need to be kind.

More here.