Even though I haven’t written anything about movies as I did last year, I remained a huge movies fan. Last night I watched The Two Popes, a recent movie directed by Fernando Meirelles, where I heard the quote “Small pleasures are important”. This made me think about how important they really are and why we should pay (some) attention to small pleasures.
But what a small pleasure really is? How do we differentiate a small pleasure than a big one (I assume there isn’t a weighting machine for this, nor a tape line of some sort). In my opinion, a small pleasure is something that can be easily achieved, without too much of an effort. For example, cooking and eating your favorite dish can be defined as a small pleasure, in my opinion. Watching your favorite movie can be defined the same.
So why did the “popes” thought small pleasures are important? My best guess is that our daily life is already tough and maybe our big pleasures take months or even years to achieve. Does that mean we should live in sadness and suffering all that time? No! We can find brief moments of pleasure (maybe even happiness) that can spark the light within us once again. Without those small pleasures, days can be darker than Lord Voldemort’s broken soul and you know it! I know you do!
Okay, so you know it, I know, we all know it. Now, what are we going to do about it? Well, we can get and keep these small pleasures under control. If there seem to be none on a daily basis, we can squeeze some of these moments in our daily schedule (but not too many… that’s how addictions are created).
If you’re a movie fan, I highly recommend this movie because it shows how our experiences form our mentality and behavior.
How do you see the importance of small pleasures?