Filmmakers Set Out To Find The Country's Happiest People
What does it mean to be happy? Is happiness something we are born with? Is it a choice we make?
Filmmakers of a new documentary called "Pursuing Happiness" set out to find the happiest people in America. They asked for submissions and then sought out to interview these 'happy people.' The filmmakers talked with hundreds of people. The one question they asked everyone is 'what makes you happy?' They found many different answers. Some people who have come from hardships seem to be the happiest of us all. One man lost both his hands in a fire, but chooses to live a happy life. Another woman was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, but chooses to be happy and live life to the fullest.
One common belief is that happiest is something we choose. We have to wake up every day and set our mind to be happy. If you choose to be happy nothing else can get in your way. While outside factors can alter our moods, we have to choose that no matter what happens, we will be happy. Do you believe this?
The people in this video prove to us that happiness is in fact a mindset. We can all learn something from these brave, happy people.