While shooting some hoops with his son Christopher (Jaden Smith), Chris Gardner (Will Smith) makes a casual statement to his son that he will never be great in basketball as he himself (the father) is below average. Upon seeing how dejected little Christopher is, the father realised his blunder and told his son:
“Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. Alright? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something’, go get it. Period.”
Watch how the father redeems himself in the short video abstract:
3 thoughts on “Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something – The Pursuit of Happyness”
I love this Quote. Some people told me I can’t do this and that. Right off the bat, I scared and didn’t dare to do anything. But I realized that nobody could help myself but me. If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Just go for it. period.
The correct way of spelling “Happiness” is with an “I” in place of the “Y”. There’s no such word as “Happyness”. Your own meme even has the correct spelling. So ridiculously annoying when people write articles and can’t spell correctly!
Let’s take it back to -elementary school- where we learned about this:
We change the “Y” to “I” when adding suffix endings if a word ends in a consonant + Y.
*But we don’t change it when we add “I” endings like -ing, -ish which already begin with an “I”)
“The unusual spelling of the film’s title comes from a mural that Gardner sees on the wall outside the daycare facility his son attends. He complains to the owner of the daycare that “happiness” is incorrectly spelled as “happyness” and needs to be changed.”