The Pursuit of Happyness: A Short Essay
The movie was a real heart-warming piece of art. Maybe because the actor who played the lead role was amazing, but above all, because it was a true-to-life story of courage, patience, love, hope, and happiness. After watching it, I felt inspired and renewed. During the whole time the movie was playing, it’s not only once or twice that I felt like I am Chris Gardner - discouraged by people, events, and more. Feeling left out by people who matters to you, dumped. Being unable to keep up with the changes around and feeling so uncertain of what to do next because your vision is clouded with too much frustration and desperation.
The scene when Chris told his son to never let anyone said he cannot do something, not even him as his father is too familiar to me that it made me winced and almost cry. A lot of times when I was told by people (people not even close to me) that there is no use being in school for anyway after graduation I wouldn’t be able to find a job because of reasons like there are too many people who seek for jobs and there would not be any chance that I’ll get hired given that number of job seekers, and many more words of discouragements that they are always implicitly throwing at me. A lot of times when I cried because of this before, I couldn’t seem to imagine not being able to find a job when I graduate after years of being in school – doing things like school papers, studying for upcoming exams, home works, and dealing with some terror professors – in other words, after all the hardships I’ve been and still going through. But as time goes by, it’s like I just got used to hearing these that it doesn’t affect me anymore. But I made a promise to myself that someday, well, not that long from today, they will all eat their words. I will prove to them that life is a game, and in a game, you’ll never win if you won’t make yourself available to play. Someday, I’ll reap my rewards, and those people will all be...
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