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Russell Brand reveals his happiness secret

Press Association logoPress Association 11/10/2016 By Laura Harding

Controversial English comedian Russell Brand has revealed his secret to happiness: throwing large sticks to his dog.

The controversial comedian, who lends his voice to upbeat animated film Trolls, says he believes optimism comes down to a belief in the goodness of people and the possibility of change

Brand told the UK's Radio Times: "It's a waste of time spending your life fearing for the worst because in a way, for a lot of people, the apocalypse has already happened.

"Homelessness is lots of people's worst personal fear but many are already living that; they've lost people they love, they've lost their possessions, they've lost their ability to have influence on the world."

Brand, who has battled addictions in the past, plays Creek in the new film based on the children's toys, says sometimes all it takes to cheer someone up is a delicious nectarine, or in Brand's case throwing a stick to his dog.

"Yesterday I threw a much-too-big stick into the river for my dog, who is also much too big.

"Those two giant things in the river made me feel very peaceful and happy. A massive log and a massive dog - that could be the secret to happiness."

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