Today we finished a set of movie “assignments”, winding up with The Karate Kid after finishing off Finding Forrester, and Pay it Forward. Matt, Mandy, and I were asked to compare and contrast the mentor/mentee relationships in each of the films. They were all really good films.. Finding Forrester was probably my favorite of the 3, partly because of all the basketball!.. Hehee.. One of the main things that I noticed in each of the films was the way the relationship between the mentor and the student was established.
The mentor would always begin by helping out in some way. In The Karate Kid Mr. Myagi began the relationship by fixing the boy’s bike. In Finding Forrester, Mr. Forrester began the relationship by helping the young boy with his writing. After that, each of the students had to prove that they were willing to be taught and that they were willing to put the required effort in.
“Wax on. Wax off. Up. Down”.. If you haven’t seen The Karate Kid, you’ve gotta see it ;).
AND then I had a lot of fun playing Basketball! Matt had a good time whipping my butt in round two ;). It was a lot of fun!
Alright.. everyone else is sleeping.. I had a very powerful point to make about mentors, but it’s gonna have to wait.. *smiles*..
P.S. Tomorrow we’re heading up to Chicago to meet Ben Fitts, I’m looking forward to it!