“Advertising had us chasing cars & cloths. Working jobs we hate to buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history man, no place or purpose. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our Great War is a spiritual war. Our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d be billionaires, movie gods & rock stars. But we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”—Brad Pitt (Fight Club)
n. the inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like—as if all your social tastebuds suddenly went numb, leaving you unable to distinguish cheap politeness from the taste of genuine affection, unable to recognize its rich and ambiguous flavors, its long and delicate maturation, or the simple fact that each tasting is double-blind.