"The Pursuit of Happyness" is the title of an American film starring actor Will Smith. This film is based on the fascinating true story of Chris Gardner, and tells us the difficulties of a man who struggles to overcome the obstacles to give his child a better life.
Striking the name of this movie, because it coincides with part of the Bill of Rights of the Good People of Virginia, June 12, 1776, which preceded one of the most sublimes writings of history, the Declaration of Independence of the United States. The text provides in its first article: “That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their…show more content… However, by replacing part of the "property" by the "pursuit of happiness", Vernon Louis Parrington, historian and American professor, Pulitzer Prize for History in 1928, explains that Jefferson was influenced by the French vision of a humanitarian democracy which calls for a Constitution designed to safeguard the rights of individuals.
Thomas Jefferson presented a vision of human rights where the pursuit of happiness represents the Aristotelian view of the plenitude. For Aristotle “plenitude”, which is translated into happiness is only achieved by practicing the virtue that according to the Greek thinker understands the harmony between body and soul and a balance between individual happiness and collective…show more content… . . Thomas Jefferson. Indeed, it is a poison that sickens our culture more wretchedly every nanosecond. I wish he 'd never said it. . . . It produces a monstrous, insatiable hunger inside our national psyche that encourages us ever more ravenously to devour all the resources of this small planet, crushing liberties, snuffing lives, feeling ourselves ordained by God and Jefferson to do whatever is necessary to make us happy.” I am not agreeing with Barlow’s opinion. He took this topic in a radical and very persuasive way and not analyzing the real essence of it. He expanded the topic beyond the real meaning that Jefferson gave this sentence. The pursuit of happiness as phrased Jefferson, is a natural right and a fundamental objective of man, and not based on the possession of material things but in growth that people can achieve, obtaining our goals and aspirations and the positive impact we can have on the lives of