You Never Know

With the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.  By the time the Apollo 13 mission rolled around, the media was not as enchanted with the story of a trip to the moon.  NASA had simply made it look too easy.  That is, until an on-board explosion damaged the spacecraft and threatened the lives of the crew.  Suddenly the whole world anxiously watched as NASA feverishly worked to save the mission and return the astronauts safely to Earth.


This scene, taken from the 1995 film "Apollo 13", takes place in the home of Mission Commander Jim Lovell.  While the events in space and Houston were unfolding, ABC News re-broadcasted an interview with Commander Lovell (played by Tom Hanks) that preceded the lunar mission.  His wife, family, and friends watch from the family's TV room as Lovell explains how, "You never know what events will transpire to get you home."


We can’t be sure that the scene in the Lovell household really took place, but I’m sure the interview really did happen because the interviewer, ABC science editor Jules Bergman, was a reporter from that time period.  The film makers must've taken old news footage and spliced in Hanks as Jim Lovell.

What’s the point and how does this relate to job hunting?  A job search is a lot like Lovell describes in that “You never know what events will transpire to get you home.”  The good news is that if things don’t go as planned, your life is not in jeopardy!  So maintain your composure and keep an eye out for any phosphorescent stuff that’s gotten churned up, because that might be what leads you home…

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