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QUESTION:: best movie you ever saw, and HOW OLD WERE YOU when you saw it? I have a theory about this relating to salespeople

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LordBusiness
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Shawshank, late teens.Β 
TheLaughingWolf
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I will always watch this movie when it comes on. I've seen it hundreds of times and still do not get tired if it. One of the best movies ever.Β 
JdgDredd
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Matrix late teens
HarryCaray
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I've thought about commenting like 100 different movies.Β  Idk how anyone could have an absolute favorite these days!
Coffeesforclosers
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I'm stuck in the same spinning wheel
GlenRoss
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The greatest showman. College
Bittersweet0326
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Tropic thunder - 25ish
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hahahahaha: "Never go full retard".
Bittersweet0326
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Lol I love it
Chep
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A classic
CuriousFox
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Meet Joe Black, saw it mid 30's.
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Braveheart. High school.Β 
funcoupons
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Gone With the Wind, under 10 for sure.Β 
NorthernSalesGuru
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Air bud.Β 

7 years old when I saw it first
thegentleninja
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Alfie(2004) when I was 16 then from there I started reading The Game by Neil Strauss which led to my journey being in sales. Something about the seduction of the human mind always piqued my interest.Β 
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BAM

The Game was my bible for a long time. Applied NLP - practically magic
Ace
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For a long time the first Transformers movie was my most fav. Now its Kingsman. What's your theory?
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My theory is that humans form and fully develop their values by around age 7 but fully develop their "work identity" (who I am in the world, my meaning and my purpose) by age 25. So I think that the movie you like best (as a salesperson) is the one that most clearly mirrors your deeply-held values and therefore sheds light on your "work identity"

Coffeesforclosers
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Interesting. I agree with work at 25 being the turning point, having trouble remembering my favorite movie then cause it was in my 20s and those were some times lolol. Memory fuzzy
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I haven't watched either of those they're both on my "catch-up" list
JJASBE
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Usual Suspects, early 20's.
Coffeesforclosers
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Ooohhhh good one. ClassicΒ 
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Heat.

Saw it around age 25. The most deeply impactful movie I'd watched up until that time, and I took my motto from Neil McCauley: never get attached to anything you can't walk out on in 30 seconds flat (if you feel the heat around the corner)

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by the way, my theory about salespeople and our favorite movies has to do with values.... that the movie you like best and saw before 25 is an avatar for the values with which you approach sales

Chep
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Pacific rim @ 13/14
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love it
saygrace
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Goodfellas. I was a teenager. I watch it annually to this day.
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love this!
Brando
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Shawshank Redemption, 12-13 maybeΒ 
braintank
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Jurassic park, 9
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