Hello again friends! My family is a big fan of movies, especially my brother and dad. We sit and watch movies of all genres and ratings, and it's a great time for everybody. We've watched Korean dramas, Bollywood movies, Action movies, movies we've never even heard of, movies that we've already seen twice.....we pretty much watch whatever we feel like. I mean I literally watched Miss Congeniality yesterday!
Over the past two-ish weeks, we've seen around three chef/cooking movies. Now, my dad is a really good cook (my mom is too, but my dad is more experimental) and so this was great because he would get really inspired by the delicate plating and the delicious looking meals. I came home from school one day and he had three little bruschetta looking things for me to have as a snack, so I'm not gonna lie, it was pretty cool. The characters in these movies were so precise, so intricate, and fragile, just like this mini plate of bruschetta. They were amazing in the kitchen and that's what made them crazy outside of it.
The first of these movies that I watched was called Chef. Creative, I know. Here's a nice little poster of the movie:
Right, so it was actually a really nice movie that was very easy to watch with a solid plot. I especially liked how it shows that being something like a chef is not the easiest job. I mean being a chef, especially at an upscale restaurant, can be really draining. The movie conveyed an important message about how jobs that don't have you staring at a computer or sitting at a desk all day may just be the hardest jobs.
I know that my dad was interested in pursuing a career in cooking. He was even accepted into a culinary school. So what stopped him from continuing on this path? Well, he had a friend whose father happened to be in a position working for a restaurant or something of the sort, and he advised my dad not to go into the field. It's a ruthless career. A ruthless, ruthless, rewarding career.
When it comes right down to it, the essence of a life is just to be happy. Obviously, that looks different for everyone. For some, it may be growing up to be an Oscar-winning actress. For others, it may be becoming a top FBI agent. For me, I want to make a difference in the world. Right now, I think that means growing up to be a really confident, hard-working doctor because that's what I'm working towards, but hey, you never know. To make me happy, I want to make others happy. And that is exactly what chefs do. They make people salivate for their food, a smile of satisfaction spreading across their face when their wishes are fulfilled. They may not necessarily be making somebody physically happy if their food is unhealthy, but that's okay. The point is that somebody, somewhere, has forgotten their worries because of them.
It's the same thing that comedians do by making people laugh. If you really think about it, it's the same thing that everybody does. What you do may not directly affect somebody's life, but I can almost 100% guarantee that it feeds into something that does. Of course, there are exceptions to this, but you should always remember that you are making somebody else happy, and that should make you happy. Happy and driven, just like I want to be when I become a doctor.