AKA life altering event
Quick Definition: A highly emotional and significant moment when an event causes a foundational shift in a person’s inner mindset that results in a lifestyle change.
Losing a close parent, for example, forces one to be aware of death and challenges our concept of a “long” life. Winning the lottery can make a person change as well, for better or worse. LCMs sometimes build up in momentum. An office worker may put up with a series of abuses overtime, and slowly but surely reach his breaking point. He may not remember all the times his boss made him work weekends, but he will always remember the time he stood up himself and said, “fuck this, I quit” in front of the whole senior management team.
Wesley’s office scene from Wanted when he decides to stand up to his boss and his best friend (who’s fucking his GF):