简介--Fear of mortality. Its like, yeah, youre gonna die one day. --Not a chance. --Im surrounded by people to talk to. I doubt thats gonna change. --Its a cocoon of self-banishment. --Yes.Yes,it is. --How about just not dying alone? Tonight...
--Fear of mortality. It's like, yeah, you're gonna die one day.
--Not a chance.
--I'm surrounded by people to talk to. I doubt that's gonna change.
--It's a cocoon of self-banishment.
--How about just not dying alone?
Tonight most people will be welcomed home by jumping dogs and squealing kids. Their spouses will ask about their day and tonight they'll sleep. The stars will wheel forth from their daytime hiding places. The stars will wheel forth from their daytime hiding places. And one of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wing tip passing over.
--Yes, pretty lonely.
--That's what we're selling. It's not what we're doing.
--Somebody to talk to, someone to spend your life with.
--You never want to get married?
--It's simple. U know that moment when u look into somebody's eyes and u can feel them staring into your soul and the whole world goes quiet just for a second?
--You have set up a way of life that basically makes it impossible for you to have any kind of human connection. And now, this woman comes along and somehow runs the gauntlet of your ridiculous life choice, and comes out on the other end smiling just u can call her "casual"? I need to grow up? U are a 12-year-old.
I would say, you know, uh...without my friends and my family, I wouldn't have made it.
--Don't u think it's worth giving her a chance?
--No, it's simply a life choice.
--Everybody needs a co-pilot.
--I don't know what originally sparked the backpack. Probably needed to be alone. Recently, I've been thinking that I needed to be empty the backpack before I know what to put back in it.
--And we’re all running clocks, and they can’t be slowed down or paused, and we all end up in the same place. There’s no point.
--A chance for what?
--Never want kids?
--U just don't want to be tied down with the whole responsibility thing.
--No, I guess not.
--That was a nice touch.
--Never. Is that so bizarre?
--You know, I’m not normally the guy u would talk to about stuff like this. If you think about it, your favourite memories, the most important moments in your life, were you alone?
--OK. What we r doing?
--Natalie, your definition of real will evolve as u get older.
It's not all about the money, money can keep your warm. It pays your heating bills, it can buy you a blanket. But it doesn't keep u as warm as when my husband holds me.
--That's a little abstract. What's the target?
--I thought we signed up for the same thing.
How much does your life weigh?Imaging for a second that you're carring a backpack. I want u to feel that the straps on your shoulders.Feel'em? Now I want you to pack it with all the stuff that u have in your life.Start with the little things, the things on shelves and in drawers,the knick-knacks,the collectibles.Feel the weights as that adds up. Then u start adding larger stuff, cloths, table-top appliances, lamps, linens, your TV. The backpack should be getting pretty heavy now. And u go bigger. Your couch, your bed, your kitchen table. Stuff it all in there. Your car, get it in there. Your home ,whether it is a studio apartment, or a two-bedroom house, I want u to staff it all into that backpack. Now try to walk. It's kind of hard, isn't it? This is what we do to ourselves on a daily basis. We weigh ourselves down until we can't even move. And make no mistake, moving is living. Now I'm gonna set that backpack on fire, what do u want to take out of it? photos? Photos are for people who can't remember. Drink some ginkgo and let the photos burn. In fact, let everything burn and imagine waking up tomorrow with nothing, it's kind of exhilarating, isn't it?
--Kinda lonely, huh?
--We prepare the newly-unemployed for the emotional and physical hurdles of job hunting, while minimising legal bloeback.
--And when were u going to stop and come back and do what makes u happy?
--I thought I was a part of your real life.
--Well, last night I was just kinda laying in bed, and I couldn’t get to sleep. so I started thinking bout the wedding and the ceremony, and about our buying a house, and moving in together, and having a kid, and having another kid and then Christmas and Thanksgiving and Springbreak. Going to football games, and then all of a sudden, they're graduating.They’re getting jobs, and getting married. and u know,I’m a grandparent, and then I am retired, I’m loosing my hair, getting fat, and then the next thing, you know, I’m dead. I’m just, like...I can’t stop from thinking—what’s the point? I mean, What is the point?