Few movies make you feel why you did not get to watch them earlier. Fewer movies make you feel that you could not have found a better time to watch them. Fight Club is one such movie. Released way back in 1999, it is one movie that can suit for all time periods and all coming generations. Everyone who has seen the movie will be able to relate to the title of this post.
THE TYLER DURDEN INSIDE ALL OF US, the epic character who left a big impact after the movie.
This movie if re-released could become an eye opener to all people who live many lives, one for the digital world, one for the professional world and a very small life for personal happiness.
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. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
This dialogue by Brad Pitt can be adapted to the current generation as
You’re not the no.of likes that you get on Facebook. You’re not your Instagram profile. You’re not the selfies and statuses that you upload. You’re the things that you do that you do not post anywhere.
This made me feel how we live our lives doing things in a mechanical way to please others and end up doing the same over and over again. We need to find our Tyler Durden and get rid of the fears and walk alive in the world. We seldom talk to the person next to us if we have our phones in our hand. We click pictures of every single thing and upload them thereby having no room for privacy. Another dialogue from the movie which can be related to this is,
The first rule of Fight Club is – you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is – you DO NOT talk about Fight Club.
If you are eating something, do not post about it. If you are feeling angry or sad, DO NOT POST ABOUT IT. Day by day people start doing things not for the sake of enjoying them but to show it to everyone else. We buy things that we dont need, and let things drive the way we live.
The things you own end up owning you.
So let us all try to find our inner voice and listen only to please it. And to all who have not seen the movie yet, I have added a few spoilers in here which you can find after you get to see the movie.
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