Louis CK – True Profound Happiness Video


“Underneath everything in your life, there is that thing, that empty … Forever empty. You know what I’m talking about?

There’s that knowledge that it’s all for nothing and you’re alone. It’s down there, and sometimes when things clear away, you’re not watching anything, you’re in your car, and you start going, “Oh no, here it comes.” That I’m alone, like it starts to visit on you. Just this sadness. Life is tremendously sad, just by being in it. You’re driving and then you go, “Oh, ah, ah …” That’s why we text and drive. I look around, pretty much 100% of people driving are texting.

Anyway, I started to get that sad feeling. I was reaching for the phone, then I said, “You know what, don’t. Just be sad. Just let the sadness stand in the way of it, and let it hit you like a truck.” I let it come, and bruise, “Oh …” and I just started to feel, “Oh my god.” I pulled over and I just cried like a bitch. I cried so much and it was beautiful. It was like this beautiful … Sadness is poetic. You’re lucky to live sad moments, and then I had happy feelings pass it. Because when you let yourself feel sad, your body has antibodies. It has happiness that comes rushing in to meet the sadness. I was grateful to feel sad, and then I met it with true, profound happiness.

It was such a trip. The thing is because we don’t want that first bit of sad, we push it away with a little phone [bleep] or the food. You get a little … You never feel completely sad or completely happy.”

– Louis CK