There is a great line at the end of the film Presumed Innocent. The sad tone of Harrison Ford’s voiceover states, “There was a crime. There was a victim. And there is punishment.” The film dramatically portrays the story of an innocent husband being tried and determined not guilty for a murder that was committed by his wife. Only in the closing scenes we discover along with Harrison Ford’s character the real culprit, and could easily be frustrated that she “got away with murder.”
Many of you may know I live in Orlando, FL. Recently my town has received a little press coverage about a tragic crime. The accused seemingly got away with murder. Yesterday morning a young woman was released from jail and set free to live her life. As I watched the words from the film came back to my mind. “There was a crime. There was a victim, and there is punishment.” In the end, nobody really gets away with anything. We are either elevated or destroyed by the choices we make, and our poorest decisions can haunt us like a never ending punishment.
I share these thoughts in a blog to promote the notion to my portion of the entrepreneurial world that the economy is our jury. In time the jury will either acquit or convict our business for the decisions we make. If we succumb to short term thinking, make a quick buck schemes, treat our staff or customers unfairly the same will eventually be said of us…”there was a crime, there was a victim and there is punishment!”
Today, consider each decision you make and know…There is justice!