Good Will Hunting

Clark, why don't you
go away?

- Why don't you relax?
- Why don't you go away?

-I'm just havin' fun with my new friend.
-Are we gonna have a problem?

No, no, no, no.
There's no problem here.

I was just hoping you might give me
some insight into the evolution...

of the market economy
in the southern colonies.

My contention is that
prior to the Revolutionary War,
the economic modalities--

in the southern colonies--

could most aptly
be characterized as...

- agrarian precapitalist.
- Let me tell you somethin'.

Of course that's your contention.
You're a first-year grad student.

You just got finished readin'
some Marxian historian--
Pete Garrison, probably--

You're gonna be convinced of that till
next month when you get to James Lemon.

Then you're gonna be talkin'
about how the economies
of Virginia and Pennsylvania...

were entrepreneurial
and capitalist way back in 1740.

That's gonna last until
next year. You're gonna be in
here regurgitatin' Gordon Wood,

talkin' about, you know,
the prerevolutionary utopia...

and the capital-forming effects
of military mobilization.

[ Scoffs ] Well,
as a matter of fact, I won't,

because Wood drastically
underestimates the impact of--

Wood drastically underestimates
the impact of social distinctions...

predicated upon wealth,
especially inherited wealth.

You got that from Vickers'
Work in Essex County. Page 98, right?

I read that too. Were you gonna
plagiarize the whole thing for us?

Do you have any thoughts
of your own on this matter?

Or is that your thing? You come into
a bar. You read some obscure passage.

Then pretend--
pawn it off as your own.

As your own idea just to impress
some girls? Embarrass my friend?

See, the sad thing about a guy like
you is, in 50 years,

you're gonna start doin'
some thinkin' on your own.

You're gonna come up with the fact that
there are two certainties in life.

One: Don't do that.
And two: You dropped 150 grand
on a fuckin' education...

you could've got for $1.50
in late charges at the public library.

[ Chuckling ]
Yeah, but
I will have a degree,

and you'll be servin' my kids
fries at a drive through
on our way to a skiing trip.

Maybe, but at least
I won't be unoriginal.

If you have a problem with that,
we could step outside.
We could figure it out.

No, man, there's no problem.
It's cool.