Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D for Denmark: Pursuit of Happyness

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“So one bets on fame, saying being famous is being happy. Another says success is happiness. A third picks money. And the last guy says power. That’s what they each bet 50 bucks on. The movie is about who wins it at the end of five years.” I am describing the plot of a movie I recently watched as we enter the Royal Oak Brewery.

“They should’ve just asked moi! Get out of India, that’s what you do if you wanna be happy! The key to happiness lies in Denmark! Gimme those 200 bucks!” sighs Jess dreamily, just back from a year long stay in the country. Andy is uncharacteristically silent. 

“Happiness is within us,” he says after a pause, tasting the first of the ales and setting it aside. “We try running after it in all those forms, trying to escape life. But it’s in the little actions we do every day that we can truly find it!”

“Hail Andy baba!” quips Jess after a minute of stunned silence and gives him a mock salute. I just look at my best set of weirdos and smile.

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Ranked as “The Happiest Country in the world” 4 times in the last five, the Danish must definitely be doing something right. http://www.visitdenmark.co.uk/en-gb/denmark/art/happiest-people-world
I would love to hear your views!

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    1. We'll bring Denmark to you on Saturday! Hang in there!

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  2. This was my D in name place animal thing :-P

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    1. LOL! Always? :) No Delhi Dehradun ever?

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  3. Hi Deepa, I just commented on some other blog....everyone says the secret to happiness is living in the moment which is easier said than done .... Actually we actually ponder over our happiness when life is actually not so bad....if something catastrophic were happening I doubt if we would have the time to think about it and for all I know we may be mentally calmer :D

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    1. I just realized I have used umpteen "actually" in that comment :)

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    2. 'Actually' easier said than done! :) But maybe if we can will ourselves to feel that way consciously on a day to day basis, who knows? Tough for restless souls like me, I know!
      And 'actually', I do that a lot with 'basically'! :) You just used it twice!

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