I love listening to this spiel delivered by Brad Pitt in the movie Fight Club.
“….Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact…”
– Tyler Durden
Credit of course goes to Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the book the movie is based on.