Up In The Air

故事主角Ryan對他的獨來獨往的生存態度深信不移,更自創成一套理論學說,四出開講座宣揚,還多了個 Mr. Empty Backpacker 的外號。自覺也是孤僻一類,雖不至崇尚無人無物至此,但也頗覺臭味相投。看電影時沒聽得清楚,後來上網搜尋文字版再看。無牽無掛,自由自在當然美麗,但連親朋戚友至伴侶也看成負累,未免難以說得過去,難怪主角Ryan亦試圖尋找獨生以外的生活可能..


How much does your life weigh? Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a backpack. I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life… you start with the little things. The shelves, the drawers, the knickknacks, then you start adding larger stuff. Clothes, tabletop appliances, lamps, your TV… the backpack should be getting pretty heavy now. You go bigger. Your couch, your car, your home… I want you to stuff it all into that backpack. Now I want you to fill it with people. Start with casual acquaintances, friends of friends, folks around the office… and then you move into the people you trust with your most intimate secrets. Your brothers, your sisters, your children, your parents and finally your husband, your wife, your boyfriend, your girlfriend. You get them into that backpack, feel the weight of that bag. Make no mistake your relationships are the heaviest components in your life. All those negotiations and arguments and secrets, the compromises. The slower we move the faster we die. Make no mistake, moving is living. Some animals were meant to carry each other to live symbiotically over a lifetime. Star crossed lovers, monogamous swans. We are not swans. We are sharks.


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