Don’t let anyone take away your Dream!Movies move us! If they didn’t we wouldn’t keep going to see them. A great movie with an outstanding message is, ‘Pursuit of HappYness’ staring Will Smith and his real life son, Jaden Smith. This is a movie you can watch over and over and get a different message each time you watch it. Based on the true story about Chris Gardner, a man who faces financial hardship who is doing his best to raise his son alone after his wife leaves him.
Watch the scene below in which Smith spends a few minutes playing basketball with his son. It’s a parent and child moment that speaks volumes on many levels. At one point, Smith tells his son that he probably won’t be very good at basketball, simply because Smith was no good at it. And because of that, he feels his son shouldn’t spend too much time on the court, wasting his time. Smith has seen his own dreams shattered over the years, get’s the “aha” that, instead of discouraging his son, he should teach him something of value. Here, Smith becomes a positive role model to his son. The result is this powerful speech, of a parent child (role model) moment to remember.
When you watch this 2 minute scene from Pursuit of HappYness. let it speak to you. Listen to the message, what do you hear?. We all dream as children, but sometimes stop dreaming as adults. Watch this and let yourself dream as big as you want to dream, and don’t let anyone tell you, “you can’t do something.”