Momentary Introspection #1

So forgetting about “all things church” for awhile…it’s time for some momentary introspection. When I need to think about my life I turn to two sources: Music or Movies. Sometimes I go looking for the inspiration, sometimes the inspiration finds me. Tonight I went looking for it.

So here’s the introspection posed to me from a quote in the movie “Fight Club”. I am very interested to hear what each of you has to say. It’s two questions really…both worth asking and knowing.

1. What do you wish you would have done before you die?
2. If you were to die right now how would you feel about your life?

17 thoughts on “Momentary Introspection #1”

  1. Ah, one of my favorite movies…..Good questions Steve. Here are my answers:1. To have left a good lagacy for my children.2. Uh, OK I guess. I feel that I have been unfairly blessed in my life, almost as if I have been able to skirt by. I wish that I would ‘fight’ more and make more of an effort in, a broad way of thinking.T-Bone

  2. <>“what i got out of this movie is that the worse the movie, the more the clinton generation of generation X post grundge internet kids enjoy it…”<>spoken like a true christian. thanks for the reminder 🙂eddie

  3. If you want the full context you gotta go for it…EN is Ed Norton and BP is Brad Pitt… here’s the lines leading up to the quote… <>EN:I thought we started fight club together.BP:Is this about you and me?EN:Yeah I thought we were doing this together.BP:You’re missing the point. This does not belong to us. We are not special.EN:Fuck that. You should have told me.BP:What do you want. A statement of purpose. You want me to email you. Should I put this on your action item list. You decide your own level of involvement.EN:I will. I want to know certain things first. I want to know what you’re thinking.BP:Fuck what you know. You need to forget what you know, that’s your problem. Forget about what you think you know….about life, about friendship…and especially about you and me.What do you wish you would have done before you die? You have to know the answer to this question. If you were to die right now how would you feel about your life?Hitting bottom isn’t a weekend retreat. It isn’t a goddamn seminar.“Stop trying to control everything and just let go! LET GO!”<>

  4. in all seriousness, all joking aside (and joshing too), and, sticking to the inital question posed by Steve, that is, the second question:2. If you were to die right now how would you feel about your life?Well, let me go into detail about how I would feel if I were to die right now…First off, I would g[BENEATHROVER has signed off due to a sudden fatal illness brought on for no apparent reason other than he was attempting to answer Steve’s question… may he rest in peace]

  5. what i got out of this movie is that the worse the movie, the more the clinton generation of generation X post grundge internet kids enjoy it…

  6. Hmm… Hard questions from one of my favorite books/movies. 1. I wish I would have been nicer to people, more patient…2. I’d feel like I’d missed out on something… Now, I have to steal this idea and post it on my < HREF="http://forum.everytomorrow.org/" REL="nofollow">forum<>.

  7. Fight club is a movie that I appreciate. It makes me think too. 1) I wish I was able to reconcile with my mother.She’s not interested.2)If I died right now I would feel “unfinished.” I would want to parent my kids and see grandkids..Thanks for your posts. I am grateful to have found you guys. So far I resinate with all you say. God bless you abundantly….

  8. These questions suck, because if we answer them truthfully, then we’re admitting that there are things we need to deal with in our lives. And if we admit this, our conscience will hound us until we do…So I will leave inspiring and ostensibly vague responses):1)Truly live (from Braveheart)2)Stupid is as stupid does (from Forrest Gump)

  9. maybe it’s just me, but i think those questions need to be put into the context of the movie. the questions were rehtorical and not asked out of sincere curiosity.<>“Hitting bottom is not a weekend-retreat, it’s not a goddamn seminar. Stop trying controlling everything and just let go. Let go!”<> — Tyler Durdenbut hey, what do i know…eddie

  10. i’m sure God just adores FIGHT CLUB, and moreso, im sure He loves that His young people watch this fluffy peice of pretentious, violent, oversexed hogwash and then attribute His qualities to the overall feeling of the film… and i’m sure one day he’ll have more than a LUKEWARM response to people who watch such secular banal crap! (AMEN)

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