The Pursuit of Blog Happiness
As usual I’m suffering from insomnia and I just finished watching Will Smith’s movie “The Pursuit of Happiness“. Throughout most of the movie he’s an outsider trying to fit into society, until finally he gets a firm job offer.
He suffers terribly, becoming so destitute that he and his son get thrown out of the run-down motel where they were staying and end up in a welfare hostel.
There’s a poignant scene at the end where he is so emotional after being hired that he goes out into the busy street amongst the bustling crowds. And he’s just so happy because instead of running around like a lost puppy, he’s finally one of them — a part of the crowd with a place to go to.
It brought back memories of my own life when I was a young man feeling lost, awkward and isolated trying to fit into a faceless society … until I made it, and then I couldn’t wait to get back out of it again.
Funny, but I can’t help wonder if the same thing goes for blogging. We try so hard to be heard amongst the din, that if and when we finally are, well…