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Sunday, April 01, 2007
We watched the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, starring WillSmith and his (real) son. OK, first; it’s a great movie! You should watch it if you haven’t already done so. Second; it’s a very painful movie to watch. At least I found it to be. As an INFP, I can’t help but identify with the characters when they are played well by competent actors. At some points in the movie I had to get up and leave the room for a moment or two; just to get my emotions in check. That’s the F and P side of my personality type. But this isn’t about me…it’s a little bit about Will Smith, a favorite actor of mine and it’s all about the story itself; a too true story of one man and a boy becoming homeless and how easily it happens and how few people care if it should happen to you. I was particularly struck by the scenes filmed at Glide Memorial church; a haven for Will and his son. And that’s the truth! And afterwards, I had only questions; why do we allow things like this to happen? In one of the wealthiest nations in the world? Why aren’t there more safety nets for those with ‘bad luck’? Why do we allow the mentally ill to wander the streets without anyone to care for them? Why don’t we care?