Monday, January 22, 2007

The Pursuit of Happyness

Recently, Bob and I watched the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. Based on a true story, the movie follows the life of a smart but poor bone-scanner salesman, Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Chris was struggling to make ends meet while working hard at a stock brokerage company as an intern. His wife left him because she couldn't see a future in their lives. He and his son had to line up for a shelter that operates on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the end, Gardner's hard-work paid off: he was awarded a full-time job with Dean Witter, and became a highly successful stock broker, eventually started his own firm.

What touched me most was Chris Gardner's spirit. All those extremely-poor situations did make him frustrated, but he managed to overcome those negative feelings. The old saying "where there's a will, there is a way" was Chris' strong belief. He also set a good example for his son by making every effort to improve his financial situation and social status. In short, He was pursuing happiness based on his own values, which reminded me "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", one of the most famous phrases in the United States' Declaration of Independence. These three aspects are also three "unalienable rights" of human beings.

Have you seen this movie yet?


Gattina said...

I just click to make you excercise !

(He, he, he!)

Renee said...

I would really like to see this one...but it looks like I'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD.

amy said...

Looks like a really really good movie..I love Will Smith, but I am afraid i will cry the whole movie