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Titanic: A Metaphor for Our Times?

“When you got nothing you got nothing to lose.”
— Leonardo DiCaprio in his opening scene.

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Titanic leaving Belfast. Robert John Welch, official photographer for Harland & Wolff (Public domain)

BUT SOMETHING HAPPENS

The iceberg rips into their reality and shreds it. During the next few hours the narrative that everyone on board had previously accepted must now be exchanged for a new narrative. Celebration — being part of this great first event — must be replaced with a new story: “We could die out here and be just another accident statistic.”

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