I watched the film ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ last week. I liked it much more than I expected. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. And…here’s a summary: –
It tells the story of Hector stagnating in his profession, psychiatry, as well as in his relationship with his girlfriend, Clara. He feels comfortable, safe and secure, but begins to wonder if something is missing in his life.
He decides to go travelling – exploring China, going to a Tibetan monastery, seeing a doctor friend who has been working in Africa and finally off to Las Vegas seeking resolution about an past relationship.
The movie, despite the wooden characters of Hector and Clara at the beginning of the (OCD, neat-freaks, bland sort of people) it was a good watch. The message is uplifting, very sweet in places and humorous in others.
Won’t spoil too much, but a few of the great pearls of wisdom he picks up along the way are:
“Happiness could be the freedom to love more than one woman at the same time.”
“Nostalgia is not what it used to be.”
…and – just had to throw in this conversation that occurs between Hector and a Tibetan Monk:
Old Monk: Would you like to come in?
Hector: Yes, please. Cause I might not be around next week.
Old Monk: The moment of death is indeed uncertain. Come in.
So here’s to embracing life fully and all that you wish to pursue!