Sentimental hogwash!

Take this George Bailey character, a miserable little clerk with no securities, no stocks, no bonds. A failure.

What’s so wonderful about his life? He’s a starry-eyed dreamer who gives up his travel and career ambitions for the sake of his high ideals, so called, and ends up a warped and frustrated young man playing nursemaid to a bunch of garlic eaters.

You’d have to be a common, ordinary yokel to think that’s wonderful.

Stuck in a measly old town and living in a drafty semi-condemned house, this sucker is taunted by the sounds of train whistles and…

David Allan

CNN’s Editorial Director of Features (Travel, Style, Wellness, Science), plus The Wisdom Project column. This account represents my personal views, not CNN’s.

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