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Date: April 24, 2022

What is happiness? There is no straightforward answer to this question! Philosophers have been inquiring about happiness since ancient times. Aristotle, when he asked ‘what is the ultimate purpose of human existence’ alluded to the fact that purpose was what he argued to be ‘happiness’. He termed this eudaimonia: “activity expressing virtue” or good moral character. Since then, psychologists and philosophers tried very hard to define the framework to be happy but it does not seem that they had any success! Is it about satisfaction in life or important aspects of life such as health, wealth, relationships?

Christophe Martichon; born 16 October 1975; better known by his stage name Christophe Maé; a French pop singer is going to take us to a journey by his marvelous song "Il est où le bonheur" or " Where is happiness?" and let us know what he thinks is happiness and where we can find it! He has a very simple philosophy unlike others. He tells us happiness comes very quietly and we often realize it late after it is gone. Perhaps when you fool aroundish, or you have a crazy laugh, or when you play on street...Enjoy listening to this beautiful song with a superb performance...

What do you think hapiness is and where we can find it?





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						Il est où le bonheur, il est où? 
						Il est où? 
						Il est où le bonheur, il est où? 
						Il est où? 

						J'ai fait l'amour, j'ai fait la manche 
						J'attendais d'être heureux 
						J'ai fait des chansons, j'ai fait des enfants 
						J'ai fait au mieux 
						J'ai fait la gueule, j'ai fait semblant 
						On fait comme on peut 
						J'ai fait le con, c'est vrai, j'ai fait la fête, ouais
						Je croyais être heureux, mais

						Y a tous ces soirs sans potes 
						Quand personne sonne et ne vient 
						C'est dimanche soir, dans la flotte 
						Comme un con dans son bain 
						Essayant de le noyer, mais il flotte 
						Ce putain de chagrin 
						Alors, je me chante mes plus belles notes et
						Ça ira mieux demain 

						Il est où le bonheur, il est où? 
						Il est où? 
						Il est où le bonheur, il est où? 
						Il est où? 

						Il est là le bonheur, il est là 
						Il est là 
						Il est là le bonheur, il est là 
						Il est là 

						J'ai fait la cour, j'ai fait mon cirque 
						J'attendais d'être heureux 
						J'ai fait le clown, c'est vrai et j'ai rien fait 
						Mais ça ne va pas mieux 
						J'ai fait du bien, j'ai fait des fautes 
						On fait comme on peut 
						J'ai fait des folies, j'ai pris des fous rires, ouais 
						Je croyais être heureux, mais

						Y a tous ces soirs de Noël, où l'on sourit poliment 
						Pour protéger de la vie cruelle 
						Tous ces rires d'enfants 
						Et ces chaises vides qui nous rappellent 
						Ce que la vie nous prend 
						Alors, je me chante mes notes les plus belles 
						C'était mieux avant 

						Il est où le bonheur, il est où? 
						Il est où? 
						Il est où le bonheur, il est où? 
						Il est où? 
						Il est là le bonheur, il est là 
						Il est là
						Il est là le bonheur, il est là! 
						Il est là 

						C'est une bougie, le bonheur 
						Ris pas trop fort d'ailleurs 
						Tu risques de l'éteindre 
						On l'veut le bonheur, oui, on l'veut
						Tout le monde veut l'atteindre 
						Mais il fait pas de bruit, le bonheur, non, il fait pas de bruit 
						Non, il n'en fait pas 
						C'est con le bonheur, ouais, car c'est souvent après qu'on sait qu'il était là 

						Il est où le bonheur, il est où? 
						Il est où? 
						Il est où le bonheur, il est où? 
						Il est où? 

						Il est là le bonheur, il est là 
						Il est là 
						Il est là le bonheur, il est là, ouiais
						Il est là 

						Oh, mais, il est où le bonheur? 
						Il est où le bonheur? 
						Il est où? 
						Il est où? 

						Oh, mais, il est où le bonheur? 
						Mais il est là 
						Le bonheur, il est là, il est là 
						Et il est là 
						Le bonheur, il est là, il est là
						
						Where is the happiness, where is it?
						Where is it?
						Where is the happiness, where is it?
						Where is it?
						
						I've made love, I've played in the streets
						I waited to be happy
						I've sung songs, I've made children
						I've done my best
						I've pouted, I've pretended
						You do what you can
						I've fooled around, it's true; I've partied, yeah!
						I thought I was happy
						 
						But, there are all these nights without mates
						When no one rings, or comes
						It's Sunday night, in the fleet
						Like a fool in his bath
						Trying to drown it, but it floats
						This fucking sorrow
						So I sing my most beautiful notes
						And it will be better tomorrow
						 
						Where is the happiness, where is it?
						Where is it?
						Where is the happiness, where is it?
						Where is it?
						 
						The happiness is there, it is there!
						It is there!
						The happiness is there, It is there!
						It is there!
						 
						I've courted, I've made my circus
						I'm waiting to be happy
						I've played the clown, it's true I've done nothing
						But that went no better
						I've done well, I've made mistakes
						You do what you can
						I've been foolish, I've had some crazy laughs, yeah
						I thought I was happy
						 
						But there are all these Christmas eves, where they smile politely
						to protect you from the cruel life
						 
						All this laughter of children
						And these empty chairs that remind us
						What life brings us
						So, I sing to myself my most beautiful notes
						It was better before
						 
						Where is the happiness, where is it?
						Where is it?
						Where is the happiness, where is it?
						Where is it?
						The happiness is there, it is there!
						It is there!
						Where is the happiness, it is there!
						It is there!
						 
						It is a candle, the happiness
						Don't laugh too hard by the way
						You risk putting it out
						You want the happiness, yeah, you want it!
						Everyone wants to achieve it
						But it doesn't make a noise, happiness, no, it makes no noise
						No, it makes none of it
						Happiness is stupid, yeah, because it's often afterwards you realise
						That it was there
						 
						Where is the happiness, where is it?
						Where is it?
						Where is the happiness, where is it?
						Where is it?
						 
						The happiness is there, it is there!
						It is there!
						Where is the happiness, it is there!
						It is there!
						 
						But, where is the happiness?
						Where is the happiness?
						Where is it?
						Where is it?
						 
						But, where is the happiness?
						But it is there!
						The happiness, it is there, it is there
						And it is there!
						The happiness, it is there, it is there