I watched an amazing video delivered by George Clooney in the TV series “Up in the Air”. This particular scene is so gravitating that George Clooney delivers the painful truth of what’s wrong with todays’ society.
Below is a transcript of the scene and also the video. Enjoy.
Perhaps you’re underestimating the
positive effect your career transition
may have on your children.
Ryan looks at Natalie like she’s out of her mind.
Well, tests have shown that
children under moderate trauma have
a tendency to apply themselves
academically as a method of coping.
Go fuck yourself. That’s what my
Natalie shrinks. Ryan immediately covers.
Your children’s admiration is
important to you?
Yeah. It was.
Well, I doubt they ever admired
Bob looks up shocked and pissed.
Hey asshole, aren’t you here to
I’m not a shrink, Bob. I’m a wake
up call. You know why kids love
Because they screw lingerie models.
No, that’s why we love athletes.
Kids love them because they follow
Yeah, well I can’t dunk.
But you can cook.
Natalie looks to Ryan – Where is he going with this?
What are you talking about?
Ryan picks up Bob’s resume.
Your resume says you minored in
French Culinary Arts. Most students
work the frier at KFC. You bussed
tables at Il Picatorre to support
yourself. Then you got out of
college and started working here.
(looks up at Bob)
How much did they first pay you to
give up on your dreams?
Twenty seven thousand a year.
RYAN At what point were you going to
stop and go back to what made you happy?