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In the film In Time Will Salas is a young man living in a future society with his mother Rachel Salas In this futuristic society money doesnt exist instead people are born with a digital clock that after 25 years stops the aging process and grants only one more year of life to all individuals Will and his mother are both employed in a system that is scarily similar to that of a capitalist economy After a turn of events where Will gains over a century of life in his clock thanks to a crazy rich guy named Henry Hamilton who commits suicide by gifting all of his time while to Will while he slept Once Will is rich his adventure begins to go bad given that his mother Rachel dies She died because she calculated just enough time to get back home to Will who was waiting to surprise her with the recently acquired century in his clock but a sudden increase in the bus fee made it impossible for her to hop on the bus and she died just seconds before Will could reach to her After this particular event Will is greatly hurt and sets his mind on tearing down the whole time keeping system that is in place From this point Will acts mostly in what Weber would call an Affectional Action in view of the fact that the emotional tension that kept him thinking that it was necessary to work to stay alive is lifted plus the recent death of his dear mother Furthermore the plot represents at some point each of all the types of social actions and their attachments to rationalizationOnce Will is given the money everything changes in the way he thinks and he no longer acts according to the means-end action system making him think of quality life as the most important factor in the system not time Initially Will is a regular Manual Working
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