The “Never Enough” Problem

Or, how our lives are defined by scarcity

In the classic movie On The Waterfront, Marlon Brando’s Terry Malloy had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly persuaded him to throw a fight. After a series of other events, his boxing career is over and his life is going nowhere. There’s a classic scene where he confronts his elder brother for not looking after him.

“You don’t understand! I could’ve had class. I could’ve been a contender. I could have been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”

He’s a bum — that’s his reality. But his life is haunted by scarcity. It’s defined by the of things he doesn’t have — class, recognition, identity. It’s a sad realisation.

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