I recently watched an old 2015 film called Spy. The title is very short, only three letters. Neither my wife nor I knew about this film before, even though it got a good rating on the internet. We only found out after we tried to find out about movies that have Jason Statham in it. Thankfully we did the search, because this movie turned out to be very good even though Jason only played a minor comedic role in it.
The main character of this movie is Susan Cooper, a fat woman who worked as an office employee at the CIA headquarters. Susan had very low self-confidence and was always used unilaterally by Bradley Fine, the CIA secret agent who is often paired with her. She was also often underestimated by everyone around her. Susan's fate finally changed because Agent Fine was killed by an enemy, and this enemy seemed to know all the identities of CIA secret agents. A data leak has occurred! Susan then offered to dive into the field, because her identity might not be known by the enemy.
At first, her leader seemed reluctant, but when she opened the old footage taken when Susan Cooper first joined, it turned out that she was quite capable on the field. Susan was sent to spy on the woman who had killed Agent Fine. In carrying out this task, she was repeatedly threatened by danger, but she turned out to be pretty decent both in terms of fighting, riding a vehicle or using a gun. In the end Susan succeeded in completing this mission very well. She was also very grateful for her ability to be recognized, and she was ready to dive into the field again!
Even though Susan's life changed for the better at the end of this movie, it was a pity that she had spent more than ten years of her life as a low-ranking employee who continued to be used unilaterally by Agent Fine. If only she had more quickly gained self-confidence and dared to try diving into the field, she probably would had become a respected secret agent since 10 years ago!
Maybe without realizing, some of us are similar to the old Susan Cooper. We feel comfortable with what we are doing right now. We have no self-confidence. We feel unable to do something new or more difficult. If you feel that way, get up starting now, it's never too late! You must respect yourself first before getting respects from other people. Get fired up!
Author: Daniel Wilianto
Self taught programmer, graphic designer, and web designer. Loves reading and photography.