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On Avoiding Faustian Bargains (borrowed post)

This post in psychologist Alan Godwin’s “The Drama Review” series is originally entitled, “Shifty Manipulators and Their Corrupting Effects”. It is most interesting and insightful, depicting via the story of It’s a Wonderful Life the risk of selling your soul (he didn’t use that expression), the people who would try to lure you into doing such, and the challenge of standing on principle.

Shifty Manipulators and Their Corrupting Effects by Dr. Godwin (2019)

Also of incidental interest in the post is the fact that George Bailey is played by Jimmy Stewart in the movie, and Jimmy actually was engaging himself in this role as part of his post-WWII “PTSD” recovery strategy.

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