Life Lessons from Movies

Moneyball

In Drama, Movies on January 7, 2021 at 9:10 AM

Moneyball (2011) is a drama directed by Bennett Miller, based on the book by Michael Lewis, about Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), the Oakland Athletics’ general manager who used statistical analysis to assemble a competitive baseball team on a limited budget.

Life Lesson:

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Movie Scene:

John Henry (Arliss Howard): I know you’re taking it in the teeth out there, but the first guy through the wall, he always gets bloody. Always. This is threatening not just a way of doing business, but in their minds, it’s threatening the game. But really, what it’s threatening is their livelihood; it’s their jobs. It’s threatening the way that they do things. And every time that happens, whether it’s government, a way of doing business, or whatever it is, the people who are holding the reins, they have their hands on the switch, they go batshit crazy.

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