What is the cost of pursuing a dream?
Judgement- we use it everyday to make important decisions and do whats right.
Despite the time difference, "Roger and me", "Inside Job", and "The Great Gatsby" share similarities
When Tom wedded Daisy, he was head over heels for her, but once he got bored and desired a new kind of lust, Tom moved on to the mistress Myrtle. Even if Tom was aware of his lifelong relationship with Daisy, he lost his judgement of standards set by society and made Myrtle his mistress thinking it was okay to "go off on a spree and make a fool of myself [himself]" (Fitzgerald 251). In this same manner, Executive of GM Motors lost judgement of the right thing to do. He was well aware of the locations of his factories, small towns, and the fact that most of the people depended on these factories to maintain a decent standard of living. Yet he still chose to cut over 30,000 jobs and closed factories in the small city with no reason up his sleeve.
In Gordon Gekko's speech "Greed is Good", it says people know greed is a bad thing but it is good for success. Everyone has a judgement of the word greed and the malice created by it, yet they are still greedy to succeed. In the same context, columnist
Michael Hiltzik states that executives are decriminalized for no reason, showing that the proper judgement of these executives is visible but not recognized by the people who make decisions. Jay Gatsby could also relate to the absurd cost of the dream, as it made him totally lose his judgement towards his true love, Daisy. As the greed took over Gatsby, his judgement of doing the right thing seized, and didn't even get Daisy in the end.