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It's a Wonderful Life and Profession
It is a tradition in our family every year during the holiday season to watch the Frank Capra classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”. In fact I’ve seen it so many times that I can quote word-for-word many of the scenes. Perhaps it is because of all the real estate lessons contained within!
The heart of why it is so meaningful for me to be a real estate agent is played out in the scene where the family is at the dinner table. George Bailey’s younger brother Harry is preparing for a party that he is trying to get his big brother to attend. As George is leaving for college soon he shares his dream with his father that he wants to be an architect and see the world. He just couldn’t imagine being a part of carrying on his father’s dream of running the Bailey Building and Loan. George sees the enterprise as small and penny-ante and he wants to create and build on a grand level.
George: Oh, now Pop, I couldn't. I couldn't face being cooped up for the rest of my life in a shabby little office...Oh, I'm sorry Pop, I didn't mean that, but this business of nickels and ... more
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