Every year I introduce the film ‘Forrest Gump’ to a group of my friends, usually the ones who have been intentionally avoiding it or categorised it as too cheesy, too long or a sob story. They all love it. And who could fail to shed a tear and say "aww", when Forrest meets his son for the first time, and you realise that they are every bit the same as each other? That makes Forrest feel like everything he has ever done has finally paid off.
Regardless of the fact that Gump’s IQ is around 75, he is somehow exceptionally gifted with an outstanding array of talents. He teaches Elvis how to wiggle his hips, he beats the Chinese at Ping-Pong, he runs faster than a marathon runner ever could and in Vietnam, he saves his wounded army members from the Cong in a way even Christopher Reeve might have found surprising. Although, Gump just can't help being a hero and by association, he lets us every day viewers anticipate what might happen if we tried. This fantasy world of ‘Forrest Gump’ depicts some of those childhood dreams we’ve all had come to life in the real world, and has inspired me to accomplish many things throughout my life so far and many more to come.