Now, I do understand that you can watch any movie and twist it to what ever meaning you want.. but.. there is definitely an anti consumerism/going against “the man”. I am not against the man, in fact I am anti anarchy but I am a bit anti unconscious consumerism. I mean.. if it actually makes you happy than enjoy spending but think about the stuff left over. Do you actually want everything hanging around? Does the stuff make you happy? I have obviously come to the conclusion that I like the shopping but I don’t like having stuff all around. I am not sure why shopping is fun.. I think it is the hunt and find aspect.
I also struggle with not wanting to get the newest and coolest tech. I mean, in my life we have seen cell phones develop to handheld and flip phones and basically little computers.. Tablets have come around and do more than what I did on my parents computer when I was growing up. How amazing is it that we can easily find information at anytime we have wifi.
Focus self! Back to Fight Club
- “How embarrassing… a house full of condiments and no food.”
- How many times have you not been able to find that important thing you actually need because it’s buried or misplaced in all the other stuff you own? (lid to the tuppaware anyone?) It can be overwhelming and frustrating as you make progress and realize how often that happens and is still happening. This quote can be taken so many ways but there ya go… as I go through stuff, that’s how I took it.
- “You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis.
- I am not the amount of money I make. I am not the stuff I have.. I am not my trailer or my lack of items.. I am a worldly human being (all singing all dancing crap of the world)
- “Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
- For some reason… this one strikes me hard. I do feel like we don’t focus on real issues. We focus on items and wants and what does that person have and how much money can we make. Then when we are stressed we go out and shop or buy that new car.. and spend years paying if off just so we can turn around and purchase the next new car. Surly there is a much much better way to live than that. I think we are so materialistic as a society that we forget to find the adventures in the daily life. The sunset we see driving from work.. the kitten purring near our ears… meeting new neighbors or seeing bands play. I want life to be about experiences.. that is what I want to take to this world. Not that I lived in comfort, but that I lived with passion, exploring and learning as I go.
What makes you happy in life? Are you happy? Is there something small you can change?