The pursuit of happiness is the goal of the mankind. But this desire, common to all of us, must deal with the two mentalities that coexist and collide in our minds, positive thinking that leads us to be idealistic and optimistic, and the realism that leads us to be skeptical and pessimistic .
The optimist is a visionary one that focuses on the final. The realist is skeptical – and sometimes even negative – because his attention is on the path, not the outcome.
The story of the ‘E-Cat’ is fully embedded in this conflict between the two mentalities and the discussion becomes emphatic, sometimes even violent.
We do not know the end of this story, but I am on the side of the idealists and I am convinced that the magic of Mr. Rossi will defeat the army of skeptics. To break the tension around the story, I found a famous Italian cartoon by Bruno Bozzetto: it was made when I was a child, more than 40 year ago, and it reminded me how the children believe that the moon could be touched with a finger. Tomorrow they will touch it thanks to the ‘E-Cat’.
Video Link: Mr. Rossi Looks for happiness
Versione in italiano: Il Signor Rossi e la Ricerca della Felicità