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What's My Destiny?
Forrest is seen talking to Mama as she lies on her deathbed. Forrest asked what his destiny is? Mama tells him he has to figure it out for himself.
**-- HERE IS THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT --** What's My Destiny? You have to figure it out for yourself. Hi, I'm Steve Weber and today's scene is titled "What's my Destiny?" In many ways this single line is the essence of what this movie is all about. A man trying to live, love, do the right thing, and figure out his destiny. His life purpose. The reason we love this movie is because it's what every one of us is doing every day of our lives. The story of Forrest Gump is the story of you, me and every other person here on Mother Earth. Here is today's scene #5 of the 94 best scenes and life lessons from the movie Forrest Gump. The man-child Forrest asks his mama, "What my destiny?" ... he's almost pleading with mama for the answer. It's a questions we all ask ourselves through out our lives. Over and over ... what's my destiny? Mama's time on earth is short. She doesn't have the time to sugar coat the answer. She has to give her son the best advice she can while she's still alive. She tells Forrest, "You're gonna have to figure it out for yourself." We all have to figure out our own destiny for ourselves. If someone were to tell us, we wouldn't listen. We wouldn't believe them. It our job and our job alone ... It takes gumption to figure out your destiny. It takes gumption to figure it out for yourself. Do you want to be more gump-like? ... Ask others for advice, but figure it out for yourself. Accept that no one else can figure it out your destiny for you. Let's learn to live our lives with Gumption.