Reaction Paper to the Movie : Pay It Forward
Mimi Leder directed the film "Pay It Forward". The story is about a boy named Trevor. He was the son of a single mother, Arlene McKinney. The story started when a Social Studies teacher named Eugene Simonet gave Trevor an assignment. The assignment was to look at the world around you and fix what you don't like. Trevor asked himself the question, "If one could fix people?" He decided to seek out people who needs help and find ways to help them. The only request he makes to those he help is that they "pay it forward" or help others. In this way he hoped to create a ripple effect and increasing the number of people he can help. There were skeptics about his project but he still pursued it. He was able to help several people including his mother and his teacher. He arranged for his mother and his social studies teacher to get together, knowing that both needed to seek stable companionship. He was able to create the ripple effect she was looking for. The result was more and more people got help when they needed.
We can draw several significant conclusions from the story. 1) Any single person can effect changes that can affect many others. 2) There are many who needs help, 3) Majority has a sense of gratitude and are willing to do what is asked of them especially when you have given them assistance.
The most important issue is the a ability of a single person to influence so many. Any one can affect so many lives. But this requires, determination, understanding, and confidence that he or she can do it.