Essay On Gifted Hands By Ben Carson

...GIFTEDHANDS: THE BENCARSONSTORY RELEASE DATE: February 7th, 2009 STARRING: 1. Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Benjamin "Bennie" Carson (lead role) 2. Kimberly Elise as Sonya Carson (mother) 3. Aunjanue Ellis as Candy Carson (girlfriend & wife) 4. Gus Hoffman as Teen Bennie (teenage Bennie) 5. Jaishon Fisher as Bennie (young Bennie) GENRE: Drama AUDIENCE: All RATING: TV-PG RUNTIME: 120 minutes DISTRIBUTOR: TNT/Turner Entertainment Group DIRECTOR: Thomas Carter EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Margaret Loesch, Dan Angel, Bruce Stein, and Thomas Carter PRODUCER: David Rosemont WRITER: John Pielmeier CONTENT: (CCC, BBB, Cap, V, M) Very strong Christian worldview where children are encouraged to apply the gifts God has given them, and with God’s help overcome anger and prejudice, plus some pro-capitalist content; no offensive language; two brief scenes of violence, one is an attempted stabbing, deeply repented of, plus some scenes of medical procedures may be disturbing to children; no sex; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking; and, teenage rebellion is dealt with and overcome. SUMMARY: GIFTEDHANDS: THE BENCARSONSTORY is one of the best made-for-television movies ever produced. It is the true story of a black child raised by a single mother who...

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Paradoxes are situations that are characterized by contradictory qualities; they impact a person’s course of action and contributions to society. A person has negative and positive aspects of their personality that affects their perspective of life’s challenges. Their viewpoints may differ from society’s expectation of a flawless life. Everyone’s personality consists of positive and negative contributions. Although Ben Carson, a passionate pediatric neurosurgeon, faced several tribulations throughout his life, he gained wisdom from each experience. In Detroit, Michigan, his mother, Sonya Carson, gave birth to him on September 18, 1951. Unfortunately, Ms. Carson dropped out of school when she was in third grade. This contributed to…show more content…

Ms. Carson’s condition deteriorated continuously (Simmons 3). This situation affected Carson’s wellbeing and his state of mind. Eventually, the family moved in with Ms. Carson’s sister who lived in Boston. Therefore, Carson had to switch schools once again.
Ms. Carson scarified spending time with her family because she continued working (Simmons 4). She continued to strive in order to make the best of the situation. By 1961, they moved back into their original home. When Carson switched schools again, he learned that he had fallen behind the other classmates. He focused on basketball rather than his studies; his mother disapproved of this action. Since he realized that this focus was a mistake, he continued to challenge himself in order to maximize his potential (Simmons 7). He eventually caught up with the rest of his classmates (Simmons 9). Disastrously, his teacher made a racist speech that criticized the other students for falling behind Carson. Throughout his schooling, he was bullied because his classmates were envious of his outstanding achievements. He quickly realized that their perspective was immortal (Simmons 10). Being a victim of bullying, Carson developed anger issues. He overcame the prejudice by putting his trust in his faith in God. When he was a child, Carson had trouble controlling his temper and anger; dismally, this often resulted in violence. Ms. Carson disagreed with

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