I was appalled by William Relling Jr.'s cynical comments about "Forrest Gump" ("It's Time to Dump the 'Gump,' " Oct. 17). To me, the central message of the movie is that no matter your IQ, you can still be a decent, caring, loving and committed person. These are noble qualities we find so sorely lacking in today's society.
And it is based on my perception of the movie that I do not find myself superior, intellectually or otherwise, to Forrest Gump. If anything, I feel inferior because I know that, as most people, I have not been able to attain the exceptional level of decency that this character personifies.