(Clayton and Felix are in the living room)
Felix: Hey Clayton, would you say you are truly happy?
Clayton: Truly happy?
Felix: Yeah, you know the cards that you’ve been dealt? Life?
Clayton: Fairly truly
Felix: Fairly truly? Would you say more truly than fairly?
Felix: Come on, answer the question.
Clayton: I don’t know if I’m truly happy? What does that even mean? And how does truly make the meaning of the word happy any different.
Felix: A sincere meaning of the word? Does that kind of happiness exist in your day-to-day.
Clayton: Some days. I guess, I’m more truly happy than others on most days.
Felix: You think so?
Clayton: I have a weird relationship with happiness. We visit each other but we both know their are other things to feel. It’s not like I don’t want to be truly happy, yet I also need to be truly real. Shit happens. Death, heartbrake, identity theft.
Felix: So beautiful and still so hopeless.
Clayton: Wait, why are we talking about this? Why are you trying get me in my philosophical mind set?
Felix: I was reading this article about wellness and being happy in life. I just wanted to see how you felt about our time on earth.
Clayton: Please don’t talk like that.
Felix: I spend a lot of my time complaining, passing judgement, never fully partisipating in society.
Clayton: Hey, you have a job, and honestly I actually prefer the miserable you. You challenge my reality and give me insight. Remember society needs a grump.
(Rob comes into the room)
Rob: Hey what’s up with you guys? What is going on tonight?
Felix: Hey Rob, are your truly happy in life?
Rob: Hell yeah, fuck yeah, I’m alive.
Felix: With no hesitation, your so sure?
Rob: I want to live my life to the fullest. Everyday I’m breathing, is just another opportunity for me to be awesome. And yes bummers do come from time-to-time, but I can’t let that keep me down. I just want to have fun maybe meet someone. Why all this sad talk?
Clayton: He read an article
Rob: The power of reading! Am I right? Felix reads one article and his entire universe is in shambles.
Felix: I’m not having a mid life crisis, I just want to know about how you guys felt on the matter?
Rob: Happiness sucks because it leads to nothing. Pain on the other hand, pain will bring you worth and growth.
Clayton: The good music and the arts that matter. It’s pain driven.
Felix: I just don’t know if I’m truly truly happy?