'Listen to me. Listen to me.'

August 8, 2016

I'd like to present two bits of food for thought, without a lot of discussion.

The first is a brief clip from the 1957 film, 12 Angry Men. The whole film is absolutely worth watching if you've never seen it, but for this clip you only need to know that a roomful of jurors are starting to have reasonable doubts about the evidence presented during an 18-year-old boy's murder trial.

After a loud, anger-fueled tirade, the other jurors start to turn their backs, and the disruptive man's rant turns into a simple plea:

Juror 10: "Listen to me. Listen to me."

Juror 4: "I am. Now sit down and don't open your mouth again."

The second bit is this Endless Origami comic from earlier this year, in which the opposite happens.