The Pursuit of Happiness: Why We Loved The Movie

I remember this one scene from “The Pursuit of Happyness”, in which Chris Gardner (Will Smith) passes by the building of a brokerage firm, and after observing the people around him comments (while narrating the scene) “They all looked so damn happy to me”.
Ironic, in my life, never have I once gotten a chance to experience this scene. In fact, if anything, it is the other way round. While walking on roads, sitting somewhere, talking to people, upon observation, all I will be able to comment (while narrating the story to someone) is “They all looked so damn sad to me”.
It’s true, paradoxical, but true. In fact, this is why the movie was loved by people in the first place. The majority, it didn’t relate with the happy brokers, no! They related themselves with Chris Gardner, the man who was not happy, but in the pursuit of happiness.
The question is “If we all are in the pursuit of happiness, who is happy?”

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