Expectations -Speech


Heart of Stone Episode on the TV series Deep Space Nine

Nog is a male Ferengi pre-teen a race culturally driven by personal profit. He is the son of Rom and the nephew of Quark, owner of the bar on Deep Space 9.   Nog is good friends with Jake Sisko, the teen son of station Captain Benjamin Sisko.
Benjamin Sisko initially worried about his son’s friendship with the young Ferengi, given their greedy and conniving nature, but Sisko’s feelings changed when he saw what a positive influence Jake was on Nog.

Nog: That’s right, my father. He’s been chasing profit his whole life, and what has it gotten him? Nothing! And you know why? Because he doesn’t have the lobes… And neither do I.

 My father is a mechanical genius. He could’ve been chief engineer of a starship if he’d had the opportunity. But he went into business, like a good Ferengi. The only thing is, he’s not a good Ferengi – not when it comes to acquiring profit. So now, all he has to live for, is the slim chance that someday, somehow, he might be able to take over my uncle’s bar. Well, I’m not going to make the same mistake. I want to do something with my life, something worthwhile.

I may not have an instinct for business, but I have my father’s hands and my uncle’s tenacity. I know I’ve got something to offer. I just need the chance to prove it.
Great speech about the way a son sees his father, and living up or down cultural expectations.

Nog out of costume, played by Aron Eisenberg

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