I am not an anarchist or into using physical violence as a a radical form of psychotherapy…and I don’t think that the whole movie of Fight Club sends us an inspirational message – after all the main character had a multi-personality disorder; but there are so many factors that many of us can identify with, especially our growing dis-ease with our own consumerism.

when I saw this film, the thrill of our main character’s freedom from materialistic slavery hit a spot in my conciousness which gave me secret delight 🙂

I loved the way they introduced us to the main character’s apartment…(before he blew it up with home-made explosives^^)…

“Like everyone else, I had become a slave to the IKEA nesting instinct. If I saw something clever like the coffee table in the shape of a yin and yang,I had to have it. I would flip through catalogs and wonder, “What kind of dining set defines me as a person?” I had it all. Even the glass dishes with tiny bubbles and imperfections, proof they were crafted by the honest, simple, hard-working indigenous peoples of …wherever.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOx9uQ4cuJk

and there are many memorable quotes from the film ….Here are some of my favourites:

Q: “Do you know what a duvet is?

 
 A: It’s a comforter…
 
Q: It’s a blanket. Just a blanket. Now why do guys like you and me know what a duvet is? Is this essential to our survival, in the hunter-gatherer sense of the word? No. What are we then? 
 
 A: …Consumers?
 
Q: “Right. We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear.”

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…..“I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. 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…. no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our great war is 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.”

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJdfWdIBfE8

The Bottom line is –

“The things you own end up owning you”

Hey….^^

How about emptying  our desires to be “millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars”

The point is…

If

“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet…..”

then, who are we really then?

…”It is only after we’ve lost everything that we are free to do anything…”

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