Life isn’t always fair. Last year I lost two of the most amazing, loving, and trustworthy people I knew, my Grandma and Grandpa on my Dad’s side of the family. So kind with everything they did for me from coming to support me at my lacrosse games to family dinners. Once they left me, to continue their journey in heaven it truly showed me that you never know how much you truly love someone until they are gone. This really showed me that you should spend as much time with your family and friends and create a great connection with those closest to you. You never know when they will leave you on such short notice.
In the move Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, directed by John Hughes, Ferris Bueller the main character, disguises himself being sick on a day of school. He decides to convince his friends to enjoy a day in the city with him. Aware of the consequences, Ferris takes a chance of getting caught by his parents who believe he is truly sick. Ferris finally meets up with his friends Cameron and Sloane and they are unsure about what they are going to do: “The question isn’t what are we going to do. The question is what aren’t we going to do” (Ferris Bueller). Ferris believes that there are endless opportunities everyday and that you should always be adventurous and fulfill your everyday. Ferris sees life from a different perspective than some people, to take a risk and face your fears in order to be successful in life. His friends wonder why he would skip school to roam the city for the day: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” (Ferris Bueller). He’s saying that you need to explore and see what the world has to offer. If you are too focused on one thing you could miss something that might be worth looking into. The meaning of life in this movie is to take risks and be an opportunist, when you face your fears and live your days fulfilling your goals, you will live a happy and successful life.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Dir. John Hughes. Perf. Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck. N.p., n.d. Web.
In the story “The Outsiders”, written by S. E. Hinton, there is a mass rivalry between the “Greasers” and the “Socs”. The rivalry continues throughout the story on multiple occasions leading to fights and learning how there can be such hatred between different groups of people. The “Socs” are the rich kids and the “Greasers” are the low-life poor kids. When Johnny was stabbed and slowly dying he wanted Ponyboy to stay true to himself: “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold” (Johnny) He’s telling Ponyboy to stay strong although Johnny won’t be there to guide him any longer he is capable of completing tasks on his own. The greasers were always independent until the Socs came along: “They grew up on the outside of society. They weren’t looking for a fight. They were looking to belong.” The “Greasers” were always together, they were there for one another, always had each other’s backs. They looked after Ponyboy since his parents had passed away. The meaning of life in this story is that life won’t always be fair to you, obstacles will be thrown at you such as hierarchy. You won’t always be at the top you have to work for it, work to serve your purpose in life and make an impact on your future one another.
Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders. New York: Viking, 1967. Print.