My dearest Greg,
You, like so many in our time, having seen a speech from Wall Street, the movie, have made a mistake that many 10 year olds of my generation used to make, wanting to dress up like Darth Vader for Halloween…Because you see, Gordon Gekko, representative of human greed as a source of economic power is supposed to be seductive, Gordon Gekko is supposed to arouse temptation…That is the fulcrum upon which these morality tales are poised. You see, the Dark Side is a powerful force and economic greed does yield some individual comforts…but as a result of this exchange, one loses sight of basic human decency, and one walks toward sociopathology as did Darth Vader. If you have missed this aspect of the movie, then one could say, you missed the whole point, as so many do. Goodness would be an uninteresting trifle if evil and greed were not so seductive, if they did not so perfectly fit and accommodate our deepest fears. The Good would not be so rare if it did not require so great a sacrifice.