I just finished watching “Barry” the life depicted of Barrack Obama and had no idea there are about 7 movies out!
Being that it’s rainy season what better way then to get some R&R on netflix with some hot cocoa and marshmallows
The actor portraying Obama did a great job from how he speaks, acts and quirky faces. This movie helps people understand a little more of his background and his mindset.
Both of my parents are hispanic from mexico however my siblings and I are born americans and as I see how confused he was and everytime he introduced himself he mentioned he was from 3 different countries until he reached his breakthrough of knowing he was american.
Steve jobs quotes “You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future”
Obama had a white mother (didn’t know that!) and black father which had recently died when he was in college that he lost contact with and had no relationship with his mother either. Had a white girlfriend from a social elite class and he didn’t seem to quite fit in as his insecurities got the best of him.
He called himself the invisible man due to his color. I’d like to think because of color you would stand out and that makes one unique. If we lived in a world of one color it would be very boring and nobody likes boring.
The strain in the relationship with his white girlfriend is due to him being the only person of color at a Yale club wedding he was invited to.
He had white friends and black friends and yet couldn’t fit in both classes. He got punched in the face at the projects (harlem area) he attended a party and it was not his scene according to the movie and didn’t quite fit in with the elite.
He was a thinker and a reader and to be hanging out at parties at the projects where hoodlums are shooting up drugs and girls are too easy was not his type of environment. He could of fit in the elite class family however his insecurities would not let him yet he was able to carry out conversations intelligently in the dinner table.
Bottom line it’s not about color or class or where you came from… It’s about intelligence, confidence, acceptance and not being so judgemental because they are not of your color or background.
In this movie Obama always brought up slavery in random topics and his white friends noticed and brought it up all the time…
Just be You. Live in the present and be open.