Discussing the key points of the movie
Pay It Forward The main points of this movie reside in its alone – paying it forward. It was important to before tackling the concept ofpaying it forward how giving or sharing to other people has become practically an unknown and unimaginable concept. Trevor, the main character in the movie, noticed how the concept of giving has been hard to imagine in other people. However, his optimism for the idea of someone starting the act of kindness, of someone else taking up the cause, and then passing it on to someone else, and so on and so forth, engendered his vision. The main point of this movie is about doing a favor for someone and then expecting that good deed to be paid forward. Unconsciously, Trevor’s act of kindness was paid forward to many people. It was a cycle and an act of kindness which was unbroken, reaching people he did not know and who did not know him. But indeed, it started with his act of kindness. One of the other main points which have to be considered for this movie is the bravery which Trevor took on in his act of kindness. His good deed could have been scoffed and rejected by other people. This was a risk he took when he paid the favor forward, but he took the risk anyway. He was resolute in his belief that his good deed would merit more good deeds from other people. and this braveness and firm resolution became infectious, and was able to transcend his simple act of kindness. Another important point of the story is that people are basically good and kind. All that is needed perhaps is a trigger for this kindness to emerge. The trigger was Trevor. Even if people were most likely scoffing at his plans and his acts of kindness, deep inside, they probably also wanted to see how their own acts of kindness would affect other people. This goodness can emerge when people are also brave enough to pay a favor forward. A single act of resolute braveness can change a person’s mindset. It can transform him from a cynical person to one who is more inclined to believe in people’s basic goodness. These various points resonate in society today, in the sense that, it is also difficult and seemingly unimaginable for people to extend acts of kindness to other people. There is a certain cynicism among people about paying a favor forward or even basically doing a simple act of kindness. Some find it corny, others immediately ask what is in it for them, and others ask what the act of kindness would cost them in the future. It is with these cynical beliefs which make it also difficult to imagine or even conceptualize the concept of paying a favor forward. However, we do hear news of people paying it forward. Accounts of favors being paid forward were narrated to the local news when a local diner witnessed the event for themselves. News accounts of people finding out that their café bill has already been paid, also prompted them to pay the bill of the next customer, and so and so forth. This act of kindness would go on for hours in the diner. Incidents such as these indicate how paying it forward is not an unimaginable concept after all. It is very much possible and one act of kindness is all it takes for many acts of kindness to follow. The bravery it takes for people to display acts of kindness is one of the elemental and crucial elements in the concept of paying it forward. In any plan which is often expected by most people to fail, the element of bravery is crucial to its success. Most people find it hard to brave the waters and try out a new and novel plan, which has more chances at failing. The element of personal satisfaction they often get from the kindness they extend to other people offers some motivation for more acts of kindness. However, when they do not gain any favorable responses from other people, they often give up and decide not to perform any acts of kindness again for other people. This builds the character of cynicism and limits acts of kindness for other people. And understandably, the act of paying it forward is an unusual practice in current society.