Cost of Purusing A Dream

"Desire is the cause of sufferings"

What is the Cost of Pursuing a Dream?

The cost of purusing a dream in my opinion would be ones virtue. Virtue is behavior showing good and high morals. There are 7 virtuous acts which are honesty, self control, benevolence, diligence, credibility, patience, and modesty. These are not things that you are born with but it is up to a person to acquire them. Everyone has different dreams and the way one puruses is different which has been seen throughout history, and many kinds of literature.


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Great Gatsby

Throughout the book The Great Gatsby the narrator, Nick Caraway, established that Tom and Daisy Buchanan were inadvertent people. Throughout the course of this book the audience could tell than Tom and Daisy's love for each other wasn't real, but they stayed together for the soul reason that they didn't want to affect there social reputation negatively. Gatsby who loved Daisy with all his heart was killed my George, Myrtle's husband, because Tom told George that Gatsby was driving the car and "ran over Myrtle" "and never even stopped his car." (Fitzgerald 178). But the truth was that Daisy was driving the car, but she kept that a secret, and let everyone think it was Gatsby. She killed a man because of her lie, and inconsiderate behavior.


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A Christmas Carol

In the movie A Christmas Carol Mr. Scrooge is portrayed as thoughtless person. He spent countless house sitting and counting his money. That was the only thought that ever passed through his head. Mr. Scrooge made Bob Cratchit, Scrooge's clerk, who was a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family, work on Christmas Day. He didn't want anything stopping him from earning more money for himself. When Bob Crachit went to go get some coal because the room he was in was very cold, Mr. Scrooge got furious and told him that he could not take anymore of his coal. Such brusque acts leads to reinforce the fact that Mr. Scrooge was an ungracious man, who only cared for his own personal gain.


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"RINGLE RINGLE" song from Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Cartoon (1962)

The Great Gatsby & A Christmas Carol

The thought of money and rising social standard often gets drilled into ones mind and one often forgets the act of caring and consideration toward others. In recent generations most people are caught up in purusing there dream, and not about the lives of others around them. In the Great Gatsby Tom and Daisy were known as "careless people", who "smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” (Fitzgerald 178). They were not people of great benevolence who thought about other people, but only about themselves. Similarly Mr. Scrooge from the Christmas Carol is portrayed as a very greedy character. All he cares about is get richer and richer. He doesn't show respect to Bob Crachit who works day and night to help him pursue his dream.


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Inside Job

Inside Job is a documentary film about the late 2000 financial crisis. The documentary is about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption." There are many reasons for this financial crisis. A few of them being corporate greed, inadequate regulation, and lack of responsibility which all leads to the lack of credibility. As many of the companies made its way to the top, the CEO, and board of directors got more and more selfish. “For decades, the American financial system was stable and safe. But then something changed. The financial industry turned its back on society, corrupted our political system, and plunged the world economy into crisis. At enormous cost, we've avoided disaster and are recovering." (Inside Job). Companies weren't working for the consumers but rather for themselves, which caused the companies credibility to decrease drastically.


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Grey's Anatomy

In this particular episode of Grey's Anatomy which is about a medical trial about Alzheimer's being conducted, and one of the main characters on the show, Meredith Grey, tampers with the trial making it less credible. Meredith tampered with the trial because she wanted her boss' wife to get the actual anecdote not the placebo. When Meredith did this she was only thinking about how this would affect one other person, not all the others in the trial. This action helps support the point that when people tamper around with things to positively help themselves it makes the overall decision less credible.


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Grey's Anatomy 7x22 - SNEAK PEEK 2 - Unaccompanied Minor

Inside Job & Grey's Anatomy

Grasping the concept of credibility is a very virtuous aspect in one's life. Many people don't fully grasp how important this concept is. Throughout the inside job it was being discovered that many of the top executives and CEO's of the Fortune 500 companies are not bothered about the credibility of there actions but only about how much money they personally will gain. "The financial industry is a service industry". A service industry should be one which "serves others before serving itself." But this isn't the case in today's world, the rich just want to keep getting richer. Similar in the TV show Grey's Anatomy the main character Meredith Grey messes with a medical trial which decreases is credibility because she thought it would benefit one person, she wasn't thinking about how this would affect other people negatively. Such acts may benefit one person but overall it negatively affects many others.


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Life Style

Nickel and Dimed

Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of Nickel and Dimed, is an upper-middle class women with a Ph.D. in Biology. In her book, she explains how she decided to take on an experiment to show the world what i's really like to live as an unskilled, low-wage worker. To pursue her dream, she had to survive in a variety of different settings. She choose three very different cities and found jobs and a place to stay in every location. She had to give up her upper-middle class lifestyle to show the world how an unskilled, low-wage worker lived and survived in today's economy. For example, she goes to Key West, Florida as her first location. She finds a "common trade-off between affordability and convenience" (Ehrenreich) which is 45 minutes away from the city because homes near the city are too expensive. Her next task is to find a job. She applied to many business's such as Best Western, Econo Lodge, Winn Dixie (Supermarket), Wendy's, and B&B. The pay in these places are "$6 and a couple of dimes to start with -- are not enough" (Ehrenreich). She didn't have to give up her lifestyle as she was a upper-middle class women with a Ph.D. in Biology. She chose to as she knew that if she did, her dream would come true.


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Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor, and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, which is the worlds largest personal computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009 where he was either 1rst, 2nd, or 3rd on the list. Even though Bill Gates is such a wealthy man his lifestyle is not one that shows so. His parenting rules are strict. For example he would not buy his children a cell phone till they were 13 years old, and even then he had there password and would check up on them whenever he wanted. He also had their passwords to social networking sites, and email ids. “Once I am confident that they will have a good future, I will let them according to their desires.” Most teenagers would not be happy with such strict rules and neither are. But his oldest daughter Jennifer Katharine who is now 18 years old says that she appreciates all that her father has done, even though it was annoying at times, she knows it was for the best.


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Nickel and Dimed & Bill Gates

Both Barbara Ehrenreich and Bill Gates had dreams to pursue. Even though they had different dreams ll they both had to do was change there lifestyles to pursue there goal. When they did change there lifestyle, there dreams started to come true. Both Barbara Ehrenreich and Kelly both had dreams to pursue. Barbara Ehrenreich wanted to show her audience that with a little hard work and a little lifestyle change, her dreams wee coming true and Bill Gates showed his audience even he, one of the richest people on the world, changes his life style according to his goals.


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