No distractions/Self destruction?
I have a question about Tyler's phylosophy,
In the book/film Tyler gets some guy outside a store, holds a gun to his head and tell him if he's not on his way to becoming a vet in six weeks, or something, he will be dead. Then he goes on about having no fear and no distractions, "the ability to let that which does not matter truly slide".
I completely agree with this and I try to live my life by these rules.
However, when he's poring lye over jacks hand he tells him "It's only after we have lost everything are we free to do anything", refering to self destruction and hitting rock bottom.
Does anyone see the contradiction? How is it possible to try and lose everything whilst at the same time trying to achieve your goals????