Pursuit of Happyness

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In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson mentions "the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." What did Thomas Jefferson mean by "the pursuit of happiness?" Is happiness something that one can pursue? Fortunately, the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness," reveals the answers to these questions through a touching story of how far one man goes to provide for his family. Recently I had the pleasure of viewing, "The Pursuit of Happiness," a film directed by Gabriele Muccino and written by Steve Conrad. Deriving its title from a misspelling at the San Francisco daycare center where Gardner leaves his son, the narrative unfolds in 1981 as the protagonist’s voiceover narration identifies various chapters in his life. At its core, there’s a grand sense of the American dream in Gardner’s rags-to-riches experience — a guy who found himself homeless and sleeping in subway stations, only to become a multimillionaire. “The Pursuit of Happyness” devotes its two hours entirely to that struggle, wrenching as it often is. The protagonist's pursuit is not about the pursuit of money. The true story of the real Chris Gardner and how just a short time ago he sold his brokerage firm for millions of dollars can easily lead us to the assumption that the character Will Smith plays in the movie has, as his physical goal, the pursuit of money. But, in the movie, riches is never his goal. It is always about the happiness that being a responsible father will always bring. According to me the "y" makes us look twice at the word, and consider what is wrong. The misspelling causes us not to take happiness for granted.. Chris, a struggling salesman, tries to support his family (Remove comma) but is not having much success. He attempts to make things better, but they always end up worse. His wife finally cracks and leaves, taking their son with her. Chris's son means more

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