The movie “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson story” is a true story about a man named Benjamin “Ben” Carson who suffered poverty, racism, and a bad temper to become a renowned neurosurgeon. When he was kid, he was the last in his class and never thought he would be able to become a much known neurosurgeon. His mother urged him and his brother Curtis to start reading books. Ben’s mom becomes depressed, and goes to a psychiatric hospital to ease her suicidal thoughts. As Ben continues to read and do reports as his mom told him to, he moves from the bottom of his class to the top. I believe Ben Carson has made many accomplishments in life. Keep reading to see my perspective on what he has done.
To me, the part that inspired me most was when Ben’s mom told him, “You can do anything that anyone else can do, only you can do it better.” It helped Ben keep going when he felt like giving up. He looked up to her. I think he wanted to show here that he may have obstacles through life, but he can always go around then. She said this to boost his confidence, and help him be the best he can be. As he gets more and more into the medical field, he discovers that his brain is more intelligent and creative than he ever thought it could be. His discovery, the miracle of the human brain, is what shapes his future and shapes out what he will be doing as a career.
I think the movie is meant to motivate people of all ages. It’s meant to tell us that if you have faith, tell yourself you can do anything, and then you will be able to accomplish a lot of things. If you put your mind to what you’re doing, you will be able to excel in what you’re doing. Ben Carson is setting an example, and he is an idol to many people. This story relates to me because it motivates me to not give up in school. It also lets me know that even though things are hard right now, I need to have patience and I will succeed in life.
In conclusion, I believe the gist of this whole movie is to accept the challenges of life because they will blow over. We need to be good people with positive attitudes and to not push ourselves down. We need to live life the best way possible. Our life is a project that starts from the time when our parents begin to educate us, and this is continued by the education we get at school. We need to know our strengths and weaknesses because that’s how we will make it through life. We need the attitude and the determination for it because that’s the formula for success.