Reflection Paper to the movie Happy

1377 Words Oct 22nd, 2013 6 Pages
Katherine Diamandis
HPR 62 Wellness, Lifestyle, Health, and Happiness
Happiness comes from within. Many people could be living in the same environment and facing the same challenges but some seem to be happier than others. No matter what one’s challenges are, it is one’s choice and decisions to live a happy and content life. There has been an unfounded belief that the rich are happier than the poor but research has given contradicting results. I cannot say that I have lived a happy life but after watching the “Happy” documentary, I am now ready to live positively and happily no matter what circumstances I am facing. I have realized that we make ourselves unhappy by complaining about the problems we face in our day-to-day life
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Like health, lifestyle can be defined as the way in which one lives their health, prioritizing health and taking care of him or herself through the body, mind and soul. It is now clear that both lifestyle and health help guide a person to achieve happiness.
From the different parts of the world in the documentary, there are all dimensions of wellness in each. There is however a difference in the levels of happiness caused by release of endorphins. One of the most interesting parts in the documentary is the coverage of emotional dimension. We can see an educator helping school students to deal with bullies as well as help clarify the effects of bullying to the victims. It is emotional to see the students undergo emotional torture at young age.
Personal problems can be solved in a healthy way as evidenced by the documentary. There are cultural dances that are performed with the intent of uniting community members. This can be done on occasions or celebrations. The documentary touches on interpersonal aspects of happiness. The Denmark family can be used to illustrate the heights of co-existence where multiple families have been brought together to interact and educate each other on the importance of life, being happy and upholding respect for one another.
On the side of spiritual wellbeing, the documentary touches on various aspects. This can be tied to a specific religion or the overall

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