The Pursuit of Happiness Write up
How does somebody find courage in hard times?
In the Pursuit of Happiness directed by Gabriele Muccino, it tells the real life story of Chris Gardner and the struggle he went through to get where he is today. Chris had started fresh out of the navy in San Francisco to follow a promising career in medicine. However he did not pursue this career and rather he set his path on the “competitive world of high finance”. However as he got into an entry-level position, Chris was smacked with a series of events that lost him his wife, money, and his house, the only thing he had left was a suit case of clothes, a little bit of pocket change and his son. Now homeless and with a child Chris had to move from hotel to hotel, shelter to shelter and even sleeping in subway station bathrooms, and while most people would give up Gardner keeps pressing on. Even with all of this hardship and despair he still finds the courage to keep on training to get his job, all because the promise he made to himself and his son.
(the promise was that he would give his son a better life)