Video: Fearful of Being Happy in Iran

Video: Fearful of Being Happy in Iran

From Odyssey Network’s Faith on the Record video series: This week seven young Iranians were arrested for creating a video of Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy.” The move to arrest them was motivated by fear. The important issue, not just in Iran, but for all of us, is the danger of acting out of fear. Seems to me it’s not the best way to make decisions. Watch my video below for more commentary on this:

Here is the video that the director and dancers made:

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Image credit: Screenshot of Pharrell Williams’ tweet

Brad Hirschfield

Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC's Nightline UpClose, PBS's Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, "For God's Sake," for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.

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