Aftermath of Downturns and Downsizing
This is how companies really are: indifferent and uncaring. Corporations are not evil. They exist to serve the shareholders. Sometimes what is best for the shareholders is not best for the employees that make the profits for the shareholders.
In just over hundred minutes, this film shows us what an economic downturn and corporate downsizing really mean for the individuals, the families, and the communities that are directly affected. Its understated but still tough to watch.
This is the harrowing story of countless individuals whose identity and self-worth were tied to their occupation. The message is valuable and timeless: invest in yourself and your family and friends more than any job or company.
“But you’re wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from human relationships. God’s placed it all around us. It’s in everything. It’s in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at those things”
— Christopher McCandless
“Aristotle be damned!
By Zeus and all the gods, what makes you so much better than them, Cassander? Better than you really are! In you and those like you is this!
What disturbs me most is not your lack of respect for my judgment. It’s your contempt for a world far older than ours!”
— Alexander the Great
“I cannot waste time with these classes and these books, memorizing the weaker assumptions of lesser mortals! I need to look through to the governing dynamics, find a truly original idea. That’s the only way I’ll ever distinguish myself. It’s the only way that I’ll ever… matter”
— John Nash
“You know the worst part?
The world didn’t stop. The newspaper still came every morning, the automatic sprinklers went off at six. Jerry next door still washed his car every Sunday.
My life ended and nobody noticed.”
— Phil Woodward