Philip Seymour Hoffman Reflects On Happiness, His Children In Unheard Interview

This poignant animated video of Philip Seymour Hoffman ruminating on happiness, mortality and his family is today's must-watch. Hoffman's moving words -- released as part of PBS Digital Studios' "Blank on Blank" series -- resonate in particular because of the actor's death from a drug overdose earlier this year.

"I would definitely say pleasure is not happiness," Hoffman said in the interview, which was recorded on Dec. 22, 2012. "I think I kill pleasure. Like I take too much of it, and therefore make it unpleasurable ... there is no pleasure I haven't actually made myself sick on."

Hoffman also asks himself an astute, thoughtful question: "There's a period of time in your life when I kind of look back, and I'm like, was I happy, or was I just not aware?"

Even after his death, Hoffman continues to give us all something to pause and think about.



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