What Trolls Reminded Me About Happiness

yes, the children's movie...

Besides have an amazing soundtrack, Dreamwork’s Trolls offered some great life lessons for kids and probably more for adults. I found myself watching in theaters wondering how I got there. At the end of the movie, I was inspired by the message of the movie.

What Dreamworks Trolls reminded me about Happiness

The movie is set in a fictional world where the Bergens are a miserable group that can only feel happiness when they eat a Troll annually. The Trolls are so happy that they provide happiness to anything that consumes them. Wow, sounds creepy right?

I don’t want to spoil the whole movie, but Princess Poppy (of the Trolls) is an extremely happy go lucky girl that cannot contain her happiness. The whole time Branch is trying to remain quiet and prepare for the worst for when the Bergens find them. Unfortunately, that is much sooner than most think after Princess Poppy throws a party and attracts the attention of a Bergen named the Chef.

Princess Poppy sets out on an adventure that was surely going to result in defeat, but nothing could get her down. Throughout the story Poppy is always optimistic even in the presence of the party pooper Branch who can’t find a bone of positivity in his body.

I don’t want to spoil the whole movie so I’ll cut to the chase. The Trolls are on the platter to be served as dinner to the Bergens so they can experience happiness. King Gristle sees the love of his life and starts talking about being happy. Since the Bergen’s can’t understand happiness without eating a troll, it makes him sound crazy.

Happiness Is Inside of All of Us.

Princess Poppy reminds everyone that happiness is inside of us and an active choice we make. Branch says “Happiness is inside of all of us. Sometimes you just need someone to help you find it”. There is so much truth in that statement. All to often we rely on external measures to make us happy. Happiness is an internal decision, if we decide that we are going to be happy, it makes bad days less likely to bring us down. If we rely on outside factors to make us happy, it makes happy days less likely.

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