George's decision thwarts Mr. Potter's greedy attempts to control Bedford Falls, and improves the lives of George's family and friends. But what is the cost to George and the rest of us when we let our heart's desire wither and die?
Republicans are attempting to impose a selfish belief system on a selfless American people, people like the citizens of Bedford Falls who rush to the rescue of neighbors. It won't work, just like it didn't in It's a Wonderful Life.
I've spent my life chasing fame and glory, trying to achieve great things. I've never been one to stop and smell the roses. This forced me to. I've been stunned by the outpouring of love, prayers and support.
As this challenging year ends, it is important that we commit to teaching the Mr. Potters in our lives what is truly important. If we strive to become more like George Bailey, we can solve many of our challenges.
"Financial Reform" will be a boom for people in the payday loan business. There will be many new customers who need bank-like services. It's almost like Congress implemented a plan of "Reverse Robin Hood."
All the warning signs are there: it's the 4th film, it's in 3D, virtually all of the original creative talent (aside from the actors) have moved on. Has the law of diminishing returns caught up with Shrek Forever After? Yes and no -- but mostly no.