Whiplash

Media Type: Film Clips Topic: Opportunity Cost

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Whiplash (2014) is about an aspiring college-age drummer who wants to become the best in the world at what he does. He is willing to sacrifice personal relationships, tens of thousands of practice hours, and is willing to suffer mental and physical abuse from his teacher in order to earn the recognition he craves. 

What trade-offs are you making in your life right now to achieve your goals?

 

Contribution from Charity-Joy Acchiardo (University of Arizona)

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