Everyday Generalizations

The pursuit of happiness interests

The pursuit of <s>happiness</s> interests

One day, a couple in their 70s came into a store where I worked and kindly bickered with each other over the wife buying a $5 watch. They were cute and I told them so. When the wife had left the store, the husband came over to me and told me their story. It was a second marriage. They had both had previous spouses that had died or divorced. They had met at a reunion. Their interests were similar.

“That’s the secret to finding someone,” the husband confided in me. “Pursue your interests and whoever you meet, will have an interest.”

“A hobby?” I asked.

“No, no, you must pursue an interest. You will maybe find someone with the same interest, but you will always have the interest even if the person doesn’t work out.”