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    • Lily84

      Fight club is about a lot of things being trapped in a life you feel was not of your choosing. Being pushed to behave in certain ways to be considered a ‘man’ (or woman.) The pressure to keep up with the status quo and the strains it brings personally and financially. It is about breaking free from that - taken to the extreme (the author is also part of the cacophony society which was the inspiration for project mayhem.) It is about breaking down the superfluous and creating an identity and society that you truly believe in. Whilst extreme the novel is actually deeply romantic in the sense of that all the characters are looking for are genuine connections with themselves and the world at large. You don’t need nor are you expected to pity them just empathise with their feelings of loneliness and isolation. It covers existentialism, the breaking down of the patriarchy, basic freedoms, self image, feminism, corrupted corporations and media and their effect on the populous at large and it’s also an interesting take on the hero’s journey. Whilst you may not like the methods they use, the themes correlate with many of the issues we deal with today. Sorry for going on I wrote one of my dissertations on this 10 years ago so I’m feeling nostalgic!

    • Lily84

      emnoire - Unless things have changed in Honduras, pupusas were sold mostly on the streets or in pupuserias which were either fast food style or small restaurants. Of course there were exceptions. People eat them with hands or cutlery, it’s all about preference. Not once did anyone I met try to pretend it was classy or claim it as their invention, just their style of doing it, and I lived there for more than a year in San Pedro Sula, Copan and on Utila.

    • Lily84

      #7 We had a golden (who passed a few years ago) whenever you came home he would grab something in his mouth and come over making these super excited whimpers whilst rolling around at your feet. He couldn’t greet you properly without doing that. Whenever my step mum got home he would grab her bag, say hi and then go put it by her chair. We had to get him a teddy in the end! My little sister got one to match, but not once did he mess with hers unless it was to give to her when she was sad. We rescued another golden a few years ago and she always says hi by leaping up to give you a hug and then follows you around like ‘you left me so I now demand ALL your attention!’ Which of course she gets :)

    • Lily84

      Cannabis is referred to as a ‘gateway drug’ because it is the most commonly used of illicit drugs, allowing access to other substances. In some/a lot of cases where people try drugs it’s for fun or escape. And the more pleasure you seek or you try to hide from your problems, the more you take and in stronger forms. The need/curiosity (as well as access) has to be there in order for it to be acted upon. Many people who try cannabis don’t try other drugs. Tobacco and alcohol are actually the most commonly tried drugs prior to use of harder substances of any kind, but are often discounted because they are legal.
      And whilst I am sure I’m in a minority here my order was alcohol, prescription meds, cocaine, mdma, lsd, cannabis then tobacco. And by far the things that have had the most detrimental effects on my life have all been legal. I smoke weed most days yet I manage a busy restaurant, pay my bills and taxes and do charity work. Whilst I’m not saying it is safe for everyone to use or telling people they should use it, it’s dangers are blown massively out of proportion. Alcohol and tobacco are both more dangerous and put a strain on health and criminal systems, just because you can buy it over a counter doesn’t mean it’s a good thing.
      TLDR Buzzfeed is playing to an audience that bought tickets to the show. If you don’t want it don’t buy it, the same way you don’t buy weed.

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