I really love this series (The Philanthropist, 2009). Many knows me on my interest in multinational films, Comedy, Romance and Action genres. But not much on my so call secrecy interests in orphanage, philosophical, wisdoms, inspirational, charities, volunteering and the unfortunate events genres.
This series like some great movies I encountered (like The Peaceful Warrior and The lost and found family) gives another addition to the meaning in life. It helps you to define more what you can and willing to do for others; and also enable how you can appreciate, love and help them.
Philanthropy etymologically means “the love of humanity”—love in the sense of caring for, nourishing, developing, or enhancing; humanity in the sense of “what it is to be human,” or “human potential.” – Wikipedia
This series centered on Mr. Teddy Rist (portrayed by James Purefoy). He is a British-American billionaire, driven to do good works after the death of his son. His Co-CEO Philips Maidstone (Jesse L. Martin) and wife Olivia (Neve Campbell) helps Teddy along his challenging determination adventures. The Philanthropist is based loosely on the life of Bobby Sager. (And personally I would love to meet Mr. Bobby Sager!)
Sadly, this series was only went for 8 episodes in Summer 2009. I wish NBC could produce and lengthen its story; because this is worth to watch and understand.
What I learned from this series? Well many. But 1 thing that I would like to highlight is during Episode 6: San Diego. Towards the end of the episode, Teddy Rist is seen hanging photo frames. This gets my attention to follow his behavior.
I want to continue to frame photos of people who gave my life happiness and meaningful. By this way, it will not only helps me to remember them and their contribution to my life; but somehow make easier for me to acknowledge and give appreciation towards them. Apart from this novelties sentiment, it will definitely looks gorgeous, filled by beautiful people’s face hanging on my study / computer room’s wall.