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My Reflection on the Pursuit of Happyness

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My Reflection on the Pursuit of Happyness

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This time we see a Will Smith that no longer makes audience laughs from ear to ear but put them into deep thought. Definitely, while watching this movie, my emotion went up and down just as the leading role-Chris’s experience and I’ve really benefited a lot from this movie.

The film is inspired by a true story of Chris Gardner and it’s mainly about: A San Francisco salesman struggles to build a future for him and his 5-year-old son Christopher. When his wife leaves him, he has to raise Christopher on his own. Chris’s determination finally pays off when he gets an internship in a competitive stockbroker training program. But without a salary, he and his son are evicted from their apartment and have to sleep on the street and homeless shelters. With confidence and love and trust of his son, Chris rises above the obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.

There are several plots in the movie that impress me so greatly that I can’t help welling up. In the metro station, Chris pretends that they’ve come back to a fancy world through the so-called “time machine” in order to console his son to have a good sleep. However, Chris himself has to endure someone knocking at the locked door angrily and shouting in a loud voice to prevent them from coming in. In such a formidable difficult situation, strong-minded as he is, Chris simply can’t resist the feeling of loss and despair and sadly shed tears. However, that’s life. Perhaps, it is just because Chris has gone through so miserable experiences can he make such great achievements later on.

Now, we are all on our way to pursue happiness. But what is happiness and how can we get it then? Many people may think that first of all we should give happiness a definition by ourselves and that is the goal we want to reach for and then just fight for it. Nevertheless, it’s much easier said than done. There’s no denying that Chris in the moive has suffered enormously before success. But many of us might surrender in the face of...