“Fight Club” is one of maybe half a dozen DVDs that I bought in my entire life. This quote is one of the reasons for it. I think it perfectly sums up my generation, generation born in the eighties and raised in the nineties.
Man, I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. It’s the ultimate tension 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 that 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.