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This title of this post is a line from the movie “House of Games” written by David Mamet.  I maintain that all I’ve ever needed to know about human nature I learned from it, which is kind of odd since it is all about the pyschology of “confidence games.”  Watching the season finale of Mad Men last Sunday I found myself thinking that Don “just pulled a ‘House of Games’” on Peggy (they are two central characters).  It got me recalling a dialogue from “House Of Games” that has always resonated with me… “It’s called a confidence game. Why?  Because you give me your confidence?  No. because I give you mine.”

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Written by Francesca Gangitano
Francesca Gangitano

November 13th, 2009 at 7:37 pm