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2006

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Aspire And Be Inspired As A Korea Foundation Fellow: Pay It Forward In The Long-Term, Brian Yecies Jan 2006

Aspire And Be Inspired As A Korea Foundation Fellow: Pay It Forward In The Long-Term, Brian Yecies

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

This essay's title refers to the 2000 feature film Pay it Forward directed by Mimi Leder and starring the talented Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment. The film is not all that great in terms of making a contribution to the art of cinema, which is what I research and teach. However, its message carries a deep meaning. The phrase "pay it forward" captures the spirit of the potential impact Korea Foundation fellows have/can have in and on society. Everything we do and everyone we come in contact with in our lives is touched in some ...