Pursuit Of Happyness Themes

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The Pursuit of Happyness is a movie based on the life of Chris Gardner, a salesperson with a strong commitment to his family. As Gardner struggles to get ahead, he faces countless adversities and found strength in knowing that he is going through this to make a better life for his son. Although Gardner and his son became homeless, he had a desire to have a better life. He also managed to find moments to help shape and mold his son’s education with teachable moments. Like in this movie, I found myself at one point becoming homeless. With my commitment, I too had the desire to make a better life for my son using every moment I could to inject mini educational lessons throughout our day.
People handle diversity in several different ways. Some people just except their situation and do nothing, others want to change, but they do not know how. I found similarities in the way Gardner handled his troubled life with his five-year-old son. Gardner found himself homeless a few times throughout the movie. The first time was the hardest, seeing that he did not truly see it coming. He was staying at a motel dodging the manager until the manager sat his belongings outside the door and changed the locks. As he stood there in disbelief, bewildered as to what to do, he pulled it together to take his son to a nearby subway
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Parents are the first teacher in a child’s life. When Gardner walked his son to daycare, he would take the opportunity for even the smallest teachable moment. He pointed out the word “happyness” was misspelled and should be spelled “happiness” that was on the daycare wall. They would talk about who what the king of the jungle and how to spell certain words. Gardner had major concerns that the only daycare he could afford was teaching his son nothing more than how to watch TV shows that the owner deemed to tell the history of our country (The Pursuit of

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