Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is a movie, what I called inspirational.
This is a story of struggle, determination, hope, conviction, sacrifice, bond and love.
Chris Gardner played by box office talent Will Smith, is the center of this movie. Chris Gardner questioned one important thing. Why it is in the declaration of independence by Thomas Jefferson, he said ‘To pursuit for happiness’. Does happiness need to seek and hound? For who have had watched this movie, we will understand why Gardner asked this question.
Everything seems not right for Gardner even he’s trying so hard to make his family happy. The story begins as Gardner struggling as a businessman try to sell machine called bone scanner. That is what Gardner does for living. Jobs which help him pay for rent, bill and tax. He has a wife and a son. A son he will protect with all his willpower, with all his heart and for what its take. Unconditional love with only one who have had experienced it can enlighten us with all the details.
But he does not doing well in his selling business. His wife asked more than a simple life and decided not to take it anymore. Gardner thought for a change, so he tried his luck to become an intern as a stock broker in one respected company. This is his struggle. Been left by his wife, kicked out from house, not be able to sell any of bone scanners, doing internship, have to take care of his only son and all the privation which will invite tears to your eyes.

A moment when Gardner has to take his son to do the selling, he told his son an advised which I will never forget for the rest of my life,

“Don’t ever let somebody told you, you can’t do something. Not even me.
You got a dream, you got to protect it.
People can’t do something, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it.
If you want something, go get it. Period”.

I do agree, happy is to be pursuit.
But is happy enough?

To the end of this story, I got so many things to reflect. Which conclude to my searching for life. “Happy is just not enough; you need love. Love is still not enough, you need to find the essence to sustain and fights for”.
Essense for Gardner, he want his son to know he is a good father, despite all. And...he is.
Me? Well, I think I have one!

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