steve cutts happiness

The brutal truth about Happiness in modern society told in less than 5 minutes…


You’re likely familiar with the works of Steve Cutts, a London-based illustrator who aptly depicts our daily grievances and society’s many shocking truths that we absurdly accept as normal. In his most recent animation short titled “Happiness,” Steve uses rats to  symbolize the rat race we’re all so familiar with.

A brilliant analogy to life on Earth, Happiness tells the story of a rodent’s unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfilment and this short video will have you questioning your true definition of happiness.

The short starts with a rodent running alone in a void (individuality) then the (assuming the rat is male) joins a flock of his peers as they chase their way through society moving through a world of hyper-capitalism looking for that one thing to give them that feeling of happiness while coping with the stresses and wants of modern society.

You’ll soon see other startling similarities — a clearly depressed, overcrowded society surrounded by ads guaranteeing happiness via cologne, clothes, film, and drugs.

The truth is that everyone’s trying to find it but we look for it in all the wrong places. We try to find it in materialistic things that only last so long, till we go looking for the next new thing, expecting it to make us happy.

Take 4 minutes out of your busy day and watch the clip for yourself below, and tell us in the comments if you think Cutts hit the nail on the head:

Sources: YouTube | Steve Cutts
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.
Good Things Guy have recently launched their new VLOG bringing you all the GOOD THINGS on a weekly show. Watch this week’s edition below:

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *