What does Fight Club really teach you?
Strip away the flashy quotes delivered with deadpan cynicism.
I first saw the film at 14, and I just switched off my television an altered person, very slightly, but nevertheless altered.
What I got out of the movie the first time:
- That we are all just dying slowly unless we create something purposeful in our lives worth living for, makes you question what's making you awaken every morning. The movie sort of promotes existenialism, which I think we all tried to adapt after seeing the movie.
- To question our inherent beliefs. Why is "x" right and "y" wrong? Is there right and wrong et cetera.
Sidenote: The movie started me off on a path that led me to eventually converting from Roman Catholic to Weak Agnostic or Skeptic Catholic? Whatever floats your boat.
- The movie preaches against monotony which forces one to re-evaluate one's daily activities.
I'll edit later.
Sidenote #2: When I was 14, I saw the movie and I just fucking wanted to wear Tyler Durden's skin. I took on this apathetic facade and started delivering these sardonic one liners.
I saw the movie at 15 again and then I realized that Tyler Durden was never the protagonist. He was simply the narrator's way out of monotony, our of the petty things in life that we place too much value in , and the narrator's alter ego wanted the same way out for everyone else, all at once. Thus the demolition of the conglomerates' offices. Come to think about it, he was a rather well developed and empathetic person if you look at it in that way, but I digress.
Anyone else see anything that I missed?