What are your thoughts on this quote? Is it true? Discuss!
If you lost your freedom, would you still be “free” to do anything? Food for thought.
I think we’re already free to do anything. Yes, the current system that is in place does limit a lot of our actions, but we’re still free to choose whether to abide by it or not.
Not too literal maybe? In a psychological sense, you can lose stuff that you still possess.
Only if you think you freedom is hindered by the things and people you carry with you. I would disagree with the quotation. What I really think it means is that if you have nothing, you realize that you have nothing in the world. Even objects and friends you don’t really have. Each of us is totally alone in the world, not in a negative way though. We are both totally free to do what we want and totally responsible for what we do. We should each live for ourselves, in the end that is all we are left with, all we have and will ever have.
I believe in the context it’s taken from (Fight Club) it’s true. People become victims of the system and they find themselves chasing objects…ie a car, shoes, a house…what ever it may be and there’s never any satisfaction there. Oh look I bought this (insert thing here)…I have it now…now what? On to chasing something else. Looking at Fight Club, there’s a quote that goes, “A house full of condiments and no real food.” The narrator has everything he “wants” but he has nothing of sustenance. So when his apartment and all his possessions suddenly leave his grasp, he has nothing. He’s free from the grip of these worldly possessions and now he’s free to rebuild. Fight Club was meant to be anti-consumerism…it’s about getting rid of the things that control us.
“The things you own, end up owning you.”