Monday, January 7, 2013

The Gods Owe Us Nothing

If you could be either God's worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?

The gods gave you the gift of second life. What you do with your second life is up to you. Unless you are particularly evil, the gods will likely take no notice of you. The gods are too busy with their own affairs to pay much attention to residents.

That was the basis for Tyler Durden's behavior in Palahniuk's Fight Club. Tyler thought getting the attention of the gods for being bad was better than getting no attention. He wanted the gods to know his name because it wasn't "enough to be numbered with the grains of sand on the beach and the stars in the sky."

Tyler forgot to be thankful for the original gift: life.

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