Pursuit Of Happiness

The United States Declaration of Independence states:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We are entitled to these freedoms as Americans and yet most people don't actively pursue their own happiness.  They put their happiness in the hands of other people, their government, their friends or families and even in their employers.  In the song by Kid Cudi (featuring MGMT) called Pursuit of Happiness, he sings about finding out for himself what this world has to offer and not giving up without a fight but enjoying life as he goes.  Even though people try to tell you not to do something because of their own reasons doesn't mean you shouldn't try for yourself.  While you are pursuing your dreams and what makes you happy "not everything that's shining always gonna be gold."  But everything will be just fine once you get to where you want to be.  

Crush a bit, little bit, roll it up, take a hit
Feelin’ lit feelin’ light, 2 am summer night.
I don't care, hand on the wheel, drivin drunk, I'm doin’ my thang
Rollin the Midwest side and out livin’ my life getting’ out dreams
People told me slow my roll I'm screaming out fuck that
Imma do just what I want lookin’ ahead no turnin’ back
if I fall if I die know I lived it till the fullest
if I fall if I die know I lived and missed some bullets


I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold
I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be good. x2


Tell me what you know about dreamin’ dreamin’
you don't really know about nothin’ nothin’
tell me what you know about them night terrors every night
5 am, cold sweats wakin’ up to the skies
tell me what you know about dreams, dreams
tell me what you know about night terrors, nothin’
you don't really care about the trials of tomorrow
rather lay awake in a bed full of sorrow


I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shines ain't always gonna be gold
I'll be fine once I get it, I'll be good