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Jimmy Ji
Mrs. Coleman
ESL 33
Compare and Contrast Essay
27 Oct. 2010
Pursuit of Dream
In this competitive world, it almost seems indispensable for people to at least pursue one thing to survive. Does it mean that people all have to strive to accomplish something? Or does pursuing actually bring any enhancements or happiness to people’s lives? The answer might be very debatable because pursuing something might not be always ended with a great triumph or satisfaction. Nevertheless, Chris Gardner in the movie titled “Pursuit of Happyness” struggles to become a stock broker while going through troubles in his life and finally succeeds. Also, I as a student who wants to be a musician am now seeking the way to make my dream come true. When I see Christ Gardner from two different angles, he seems to be both my alter-ego and also a totally different person. As two different people, Chris Gardner and I live in distinctive environments with no special connections. According to the movie, Chris has many heavy burdens and hardships in his life. He as a father is responsible to take care of his son and family. Under the condition of heavy economic crisis in 1980’s, Chris also can hardly support his family despite of all his efforts to keep his family secured financially. When he loses all his money, he even becomes a homeless and live on the street with his little boy. In the contrast to Chris’s life, I am living in the other side of world where I can deal with much lighter burdens and hardships. I as a son have no serious duty to maintain my family financially stable, but I can get financial aids from my family whenever I need them. Most unlikely, I have never experienced living on the street as a homeless because I have never had an anxiety for an insecurity of where to sleep. Apparently, Chris Gardner and I have very different environmental circumstances in both of our lives. On the other hand, I mostly see and understand Chris...
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