Pursuing my own happiness

Craig D. Lindsey’s review of “The Pursuit of Happyness” didn’t answer the one question I had about the movie: Why is happiness misspelled?

I had to know, so I Googled. From Wikipedia and other critics’ reviews, I found out that a sign the lead character sees in a day-care center spells the word as “happyness.” A teacher’s explanation about the sign prompts him to ponder the nature of happiness and its pursuit.

I am relieved to know. Of course, caring more about this makes me either a nerd or a geek. But then, that’s what the pursuit of happiness is all about.

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