Watch this clip from “It’s A Wonderful Life”
In this scene, Potter berates George Bailey as a failure.
In a chilling statement, Potter says, “You’re worth more dead than alive,” setting up the existential question for the rest of the movie, is Bailey indeed worth more dead than alive? At this point of the narrative, he is tempted to think so.
What about you? Do you think others would be better off without you? Why?
If, on the other hand, you feel pretty important, what makes you think so?
Have you ever had an experience like George Bailey of feeling utterly, desperately out-of-control? In some kind of a free fall? Describe it.