January 23, 2011
Certain events are in my agenda. And from the holidays to the unpleasant regular days, I took it hard. There were a lot of judgements, hidden and unresolved feelings and pressures. I thought, 'wow I sure have one hectic life!' And I miss the old happy me. But in the middle of my mind trip I realize I was missing the best part of everything, to feel gratitude for my life that I had. Not everyone is as lucky.
I remembered I had this movie on my movie watch list. I'm glad I watched it now. I owe it a lot to make me feel better. Read the plot here.
Sally Hawkins as Poppy make a great performance as a happy free-spirited kindergarten teacher. It's funny to see the comparison of her and other numb looking people. As if she carries nothing in her head other than birds chirping, rainbows and blue sky. I think it is peace and happy. Isn't it that what we want for ourselves?
Happy-Go-Lucky is the movie that make you smile, and satirize those who took life too seriously or too angry. At least wonder why Poppy could be that happy. The kind of movie who took the lead characters to be the one you should look up for. Sally Hawkins as Poppy never let someone's mood effect her. The best scene for me was when Poppy visit her pregnant married younger sister.
What I learn from this movie was, if we are happy with what we are, then great. If someone's out there look to you and thinks that you are not leading the life you'd be happy with, it's not necessary our problem. There are other possibility they do that; care, need to control or other cause. Sometimes others strong reaction to you is saying a lot more about them than about you. The bigger control is in you. If honestly you are happy with your own life, then stop seeing what could be wrong with it.
In some cases, other people are troubled inside and wants to drag you along. It really is a symptom of one's trouble of seeing his real problem. So, stay happy.