Don’t Let the Things You Own Own You Mike Richard April 12, 2007 Money, Rants 1 Comment In an unintentional yet timely follow-up to this past Sunday’s post, Vagablogging offers this advice via Fight Club: “You buy furniture. You tell yourself this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple of years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.” - Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1996) Don’t succumb to the Ikea nesting instinct! One Response Dave April 12, 2007 Great quote. Here’s another I have on my site: Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned. — Tyler Durden, Fight Club Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. three + = Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.