Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Now What?

From Fight Club:
"My father never went to college so it was really important I go to college. After college, I called him long distance and said, now what?
My dad didn't know, so he said get a job.
When I got a job and turned twenty-five, long distance, I said, now what? My dad didn't know, so he said, get married.
From Le Corbusier's Radiant City:
The cities will be part of the country; I shall live 30 miles from my office in one direction, under a pine tree; my secretary will live 30 miles away from it too, in the other direction, under another pine tree. We shall both have our own car. We shall use up tires, wear out road surfaces and gears, consume oil and gasoline. All of which will necessitate a great deal of work … enough for all.
We are a nation of 30-year old boys. All of Corbusier's work is finished. We can no longer build houses 30-miles in one direction (or the other). Nor can we build more cars for everyone, we have plenty. We can't use more tires, or roads, or gears, or oil or gas. We road the wind of (those particular) new markets as far as those sails could take us. So now what do we do?

The answer is to not ask others, but search within you.