The Pursuit of Happiness
I was fortunate to see the film on our English lesson. The film brings me many moving moments and touches the bottom of my heart. It tells me what dream means for our life and inspires me to pursue my happiness.
The film originates from the true story of Chris Gardner, a famous American investment expert. The man, Will Smith, was confronted with a series of shock, unemployment, divorcement and homelessness. At that time, he was totally reduced to the bottom of the pyramid in society. Despite extreme poverty and continuous obstacles, Will Smith lived a happy life with his son.
During the part of the film, I feel depressed about their life. Where there are tides, where there are truest emotions and deepest feelings. What moves me most is the scene at the basketball court of Will Smith and his son.”You have a dream, you got to protect it.” Will Smith inspired his son and himself.” People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it.” Will Smith perceived the most important thing on his way to happiness, when he was instructing his son. It’s not gift but persistence that holds the dream and brings you to the path of success and happiness. What he needs to do is only to hold on and move on without fears and tears.
At last, I was glad to see the success of Will Smith. He passed the entrance interview and became a stockbroker. He went to his great lengths to learn about the new business and finally gained millions.
“You have a dream, you got to protect it.” Keep it in mind, which must be a great motivation through our rough times. Let the dream blaze our trail and happiness is waiting for us nearby.