It seems as if human desire for wealth and success can overshadow morals and beliefs?
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The economy of the world is extremely market driven as everything is for sale. Snowman takes issue with this reductivist approach to life as it rounds things to the lowest common denominator. An advocate of the power of words, Snowman believes that some things cannot be reduced to a simple numerical value. Snowman realizes over time that although his personal beliefs might differ, he lives in a world that is largely driven by capitalist motivations.
"So I learned about life," said Oryx.
"Learned what? said Jimmy. He shouldn't have had the pizza, and the weed they'd smoked on top of that. He was feeling a little sick.
"That everything has a price."
"Not everything. That can't be true. You can't buy time. You can't buy... " He wanted to say love, but hesitated. It was too soppy.
"You can't buy it, but it has a price," said Oryx. "Everything has a price."
"Not me," said Jimmy, trying to joke. "I don't have a price."
Wrong, as usual.