Cost of Pursuing a Dream: Virtues
By: Adaiwu Nwiawu
What is the cost of pursuing a dream?
Nick Carraway and Dan Humphrey's Loss of Their Virtues
George Soros and Gordon Gekko Loss of Their Virtues
In the documentary, Inside Job, big executive wall street workers did terrible things to pursue their dream. All of the CEO's and high paid workers in the movie Inside Job lost their virtues in the pursuit of money. They ruthlessly stole money and weren't even phased by the crime that they had done. These people took money from innocent people and used it on unnecessary things such as yachts and multiple houses. George Soros is an investor, businessman and a currency speculator. He is often known as " the man who broke the Bank of England". Soros lost his virtues because he basically stole $1 billion dollars from innocent people. Soros's greed led him into losing his virtues because the money made him lose sight of what was right and wrong. Another infamous wall street icon is Gordon Gekko. Gekko is a character from the movie Wall Street but his character was based on several actual stockbrokers. Gekko was known for being the greediest of all men. Gekko lost his virtues in pursuing his dream of endless money. Gekko is famously quoted for saying that "greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind." Gekko's loss of virtues drives him to make such obscure comments such as that. Losing virtues makes one lose sight of their ethics. Gekko and Soros are both victims of losing virtues to pursue their dreams of endless money.
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