Jess Bharma shares with her parents her love for soccer and the news that an American scout has offered her both a scholarship and an opportunity to play professional soccer. Although her mother does not agree to it, her father says he does not want her to suffer and accept life; he wants her to fight.
Sports agent Jerry Maguire addresses his football client, Rod Tidwell, as a friend and tells him that he needs to stop playing with his head. He tells Rod that he needs to focus on the game and play from his heart.
Mr. Keating emphasizes the real-world applicability of words, language, and poetry. He encourages his students to contemplate their life's purpose. The human race is full of passion- poetry, beauty, romance and life: the things people stay alive for. "The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"