From – The Help
Elizabeth is not the biggest character in this movie (I have not read the book, so I don’t know if it covers her more or not) but one thing that struck me about her is the fact that she made wrong decisions based on the desire to be approved of by others.
In other words, Peer Pressure. It’s not new.
She decided to build the segregated bathroom because Hilly was pushing it.
She sent Abileen away because she as pressured to (again) by Hilly, regardless of the fact that it hurt her own child.
Also, she was not a good mother. She hardly paid any attention to her very young daughter.
Please don’t get me started on that one.
The lesson learned here?
Do not get sucked into doing something wrong just because it’s what everyone else is doing.
Stand up for what is right, even if it means that you’ll be thought crazy.
Don’t be like Elizabeth, don’t just follow the crowd.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.