30 Days Documentary, Was Empathy Displayed

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30 Days: Minimum Wage Documentary This documentary is about producer, Morgan Spurlock and his fiancé Alexandra Jamieson. They both leave their New York lifestyle behind in order to experience life living as two minimum wage earners in Columbus, Ohio for 30 days. How Empathy Was Displayed Both Morgan and Alex discovered how extremely difficult it is living life earning minimum wage and soon found out that Morgan had to pick up another full time job if they were going to be able to cover their rent, food and a few unexpected hospital bills due to Alex having a urinary tract infection and Morgan’s wrist injury. After locating a faith based store that receives donations of household and clothing items, Alex and Morgan were able to pick up some much needed cooking, clothing and bedding necessities since their move to Columbus as well as furniture for their tiny cold apartment that is infested with ants. At one point Alex’s eyes teared up because of the generosity they were shown and was extremely grateful that places like this existed. Morgan was empathetic to his fiancés bladder infection and how she was feeling and being worried about how much his and Alex’s hospital bills are going to be and how they are going to pay them since they are already living paycheck-to-paycheck. Their experiment with Morgan’s niece and nephew kicked things up a notch when they came to stay with them for a couple of days and then realizing how extremely limited they were on their entertainment options. How Empathy Was Not Displayed When Morgan injured his wrist working at his landscaping job and realized that they did not have any money or insurance, he found out that they could go to a free clinic. I think Morgan was more shocked to find out that the free health clinics can only take so many patients a day and that all the people he encountered that were waiting in line for many
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