Have you ever heard of Jet Li????
What does come to your mind when you heard of Jet Li?
Well, if you said Kung Fu then its ok. ^^ he is well-known by his kung fu movies as well as Jackie Chan.
But… this will be the turning point of his impression in your mind.
In this movie, Jet Li take a role of a father who has uncureable disease that left him no choice other than leaving his only son who is autistic. At first, he thought of having the way to die together with his son. He does not want to leave his son behind because he thought that his son will be suffered and became burden for everyone. So he decide to suicide by drowning both of them.
Unfortunately, with his ability which is similiar as a fish, his son save both of them. He see this as a sign that there is a place in this world where his son can survive and live his life.
Maybe… you think that this is like another heart-touching movie. Well, it is. But, the way both of them express their feelings is the important lesson from this movie. I can tell if this is the best movie ever but for me this is the best movie to describe unconditional love.
This movie called “Ocean Heaven”
There is a place for everybody and there is a way for them to survive no matter what.
Read this after you watch the movie. ^^
The beginning …
The Father is having an agony whether he has to let the child joined him in death or create a place where he can lived when he die. the journey is not simple. He has to search for social places that accept people like his child. He search here and there. He also has to teach his child how to do a simple thing, things that he needs to do without depends to other people.
When he teach his child, he do it patiently… the emotion being written in his face let me feel how difficult it is to teach an autism child to do a simple thing. he has to apologize to several people because of the disturbance. but he keeps patiently teach his child how to ride a bus to workplace and come back, how to cook breakfast, how to sweep, and in the end, he pretends to be a turtle so his child will always know that he did not left him behind because everytime he swim besides the turtle, his father is there for him.
This story is really simple, an unconditional love from a father towards a child that won’t do anything in return. His father know his child cant do anything but at least he create a live where he can survive. It simple but this is what struggle means.
There is lot of kind of struggle a person have to faced. It is different from one people to another. Struggle is not a problem… struggle is a challenge from life… it will let us to use our brain and think how to solve the problem. It will let us experience one emotion to another emotion. it will create who we are in the future. People tends to avoid struggle in their life, but i say face the struggle with every courage you have, it will be scary of course, but it also will be in the past once we going through it.
In the end, the most benefit will be with us. And thats why Struggle is the best teacher ever.