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Learning about Honesty from “Vicky Donor”

Several days ago, I went to the cinema and watched Vicky Donor. It is a Bollywood movie. The movie was great. It serves the audience with good acting, sweet songs, wonderful dancing, and incredible plot.

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The film was about a man; named Vicky (starred by Ayushmann Khurrana), who becomes a sperm donor. Initially, he did not agree with sperm donor because for him, “producing” sperm needs love. Totally agree with you, Vicky. Unfortunately, he finally agreed to do sperm donor because he needs money and Dr. Chaddha (starred by Annu Kapoor) kept persuading him to do it.

Regardless of the pros and cons of sperm donor, this film brings good value to be noted.

BE HONEST

There was a scene when Vicky and his girlfriend, Ashima (starred by Yami Gautam), agreed to get marry. Before they get marry, Ashima told the truth to Vicky that she is a widow. She wanted the marriage to be started with pureness. No lies.  Different from Ashima, Vicky did not tell her the truth that he is a sperm donor. He was afraid Ashima will be disappointed and might left him.

Vicky Donor

In short, they got married. Problem came. They can’t have baby. They went to many doctors but never success. Ashima wondered, was it she or Vicky the one that be the problem. All this time, only Ashima got tested by the doctors. She was angry and questioned Vicky, is he fertile or not. She asked Vicky to be tested as well. Vicky refused. Finally, Vicky honestly told Ashima he is fertile and it can be proved by successful sperm he had donor.

If you were Ashima, what do you think about your spouse who deceived to you? What will you feel about him/her?

For me, personally, it taught me to be honest about ourselves. As God taught us to be honest to Him, He wants us to be honest to everyone. Whether you realize or not, being honest is a very good thing, and it will not bring you to a gap of problem. Moreover, God promises us that we will be healed when we are honest, when we confess our sins to each other.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16 NIV

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GOD BLESS YOU! 🙂

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The Pistol: Have Faith. Nothing is Impossible

He is short, but he dreamed to be a pro basket player. Could it be possible?

Pete Maravich was not a popular kid at his school. He always wanted to join the team, but no one cared to him. However, this situation can’t make him down. He didn’t let anyone and anything let him down.

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His father, was the one who transferred abundant support to him. When people say bad words about Pete, his father will come and say the truth. Saying that Pete is the talented kid. He can reach his dreams, whatever the world is doubted about.

“It’s tough being a kid, chasing a grown-up dream. Through the pain and tears and confusion, I knew I had to keep pursuing my dream—for Pop and for me, whether or not anyone else ever understood what was happening inside. And the emotion and pressure would overcome me, I lost myself in drills Pop had taught me.”

He knew that reaching dreams will need sacrifice; will need a willingness to be mocked by people, to be said crazy. But he kept stand on his ground. He had faith.

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The pictures above are from an inspirational movie titled The Pistol, which was released in 1991. This film is dedicated to the memory of “Pistol” Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988). Press Maravich (Pete’s dad) play an important role in Pete’s life. Press Maravich gave an legacy to his son and to children everywhere that:

“Love never fails, character never quits, and with patience and persistence, dreams do come true.”

Pete was mocked as “hot dog” by some of his school mates. It also can’t extinguish his spirit.

“I must admit I never really understood why people wanted autographs in the first place; I guess people looked to me as a hero. Webster defines a hero as a man noted for his special achievements. Hero is also defined as a long sandwhich. Since a lot of people called me a hot dog during my career, either definition may have been the reason people wanted my autograph.”

– Pete Maravich, Heir to a Dream

Pete Maravich
After watching this film, it is guaranteed that we will learn much about hope, passion, persistence, faith, and the most important things self-image. Whoever you are, whatever you look like, remember one thing: you are precious. God didn’t create you as a mistake. Wake up and reach your dreams! 🙂
PS:
Do not forget to use the original copy ya 🙂
Happy watching,
Cheers,
Etha