Reflection Paper, Pay It Forward Movie

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What do you do when someone does you a favor? Instead of paying him back, Trevor McKinney tells you to pay it forward.

Pay It Forward is about a 7th grader Trevor McKinney, the son of an alcoholic and single mother Arlene. Mr. Simonet is Trevor's unconventional Social Studies teacher who gives his class an unexpected assignment at their first meeting. "Think of an idea to change the world and put it into action." Simonet wants his pupils not only to know current events but also to think of making a difference in society. Trevor comes up with an idea. He will do an act of kindness to three people and instead of being paid back with gratitude, he will ask each recipient to pay it forward to three more people. They in turn
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Yes, one person can make a difference, but they cannot change the world. The movie shows that Trevor’s plan to “Pay it forward” works, but it is just a movie. In real life, I could not picture people doing the favors that were done in this movie, for example the first favor you see is someone giving away their jaguar car to the reporter, after the reporter’s car is damaged. It would be wonderful if “Pay it forward” could really happen in real life, but it is highly impossible. The world would be a beautiful place if only people would be willing to help each other and not expect a favor back. I never heard of this movie before, up until a couple of week ago during our Christmas break when my sister suggested we watch the movie together saying how moving and hearth warming it was. It may not have the happiest ending, but it shows that one person can make a difference no matter what their age. Some one that is in their teens like me could impact the world just as much, if not more, than someone in their fifties. All in all this was a great movie with inspiring messages that makes you want to help other