The Happy Movie was the trigger for starting this blog. When I was in Bali, I was lucky to be able to participate in a “Happiness Workshop” with Eiji Han Shimizu, producer of The Happy Movie. Eiji gave me a lot to think about and shared some important thoughts on how to be happy. I will blog about this later. To begin with, I will share a preview of the documentary with you.
About The Happy Movie:
Does money make you HAPPY? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution?
Roko Belic, director of the Academy Award® nominated “Genghis Blues” now brings us HAPPY, a film that sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
HAPPY seeks to share the wisdom of traditional cultures and the cutting edge science that is now, for the first time, exploring human happiness. Through powerful interviews, we explore what makes people happy across the world.
I warmly recommend watching the whole movie, you can rent it online or check out the website for screenings in your area. Seeing the film makers travelling around the world searching for happy people and learning about what makes people happy inevitably leads to reflecting your own life. Asking yourself what would really make you happy is the first step to set some priorities in your life. Does money and a career make you happy? Or is it rather spending time with your family and friends? Is having success satisfying enough or might helping others be your key to happiness? Think about the last time you were happy and then think about the reason why you felt happy. Sometimes it’s the little things that matter. Think about it…