Philosopher Simon Critchley and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have a discussion on what happiness is and when they’ve truly experienced it.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an incredible actor, certainly one of the most versatile in modern film. But he won me over because in every interview or “behind the scenes” glimpse there he was… thinking. He had this indefatigueable cerebral quality to him that few other actors seem to possess. So I knew I had to watch when Shambhala Sun, a terrific magazine about all aspects of modern Buddhism, shared this video of Hoffman talking with philosopher Simon Critchley about the nature of happiness. There are some true gems in here. Settle in, it’s about 45 minutes:
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